ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

A VIBRANT, EXPANDING ECONOMY IS THE CRITICAL INGREDIENT IN AGGRESSIVELY TACKLING OUR PROBLEMS.

Barbara knows East Baton Rouge’s ability to effectively solve its problems depends on economic prosperity and expansion. As President of the EBR School Board, Barbara worked tirelessly with others to help design and build a new Lee High School, to begin renovations to Istrouma High School, and to approve construction of a new career/tech school at Ardendale — a school with the mission of providing our students the opportunity to secure market-ready, market-sensitive skills. She was also instrumental in the creation of the Mayfair Elementary Lab School — an innovative concept for high performing public education modeled after the University Lab School. Barbara knows that economic development comes from educational investment. Visionary leadership! That’s what Barbara Freiberg will mean for our Metro Council.


PUBLIC SAFETY

INCREASE PUBLIC SAFETY WITH STRONGER COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT, INCREASED POLICE TRAINING AND BETTER PAY FOR OUR FIRST RESPONDERS!

Barbara recognizes community policing is an absolute necessity in District 12 and throughout our city. Police working with neighborhoods, neighbors, families, and citizens in a cooperative effort to protect lives and property and to maintain safety. For community policing to really work, Barbara also knows Baton Rouge will need more police officers in our neighborhoods — so no neighborhood is left behind. In addition, our police officers will need improved and enhanced training and, yes, better pay. Barbara Freiberg is ready to lead the effort to make this happen!


TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION

The Baton Rouge region's traffic crisis IS CRIPPLING OUR ECONOMY AND LIMITING OUR QUALITY OF LIFE. I SUPPORT a comprehensive regional mobility plan THAT offerS serious and specific funding solutions FOR IMPLEMENTATION.

  • Work cooperatively toward the creation of a comprehensive regional mobility plan

  • Support multimodal strategies that give citizens greater transportation options

  • Push accelerated action to improve the “I-10 bottleneck”

  • Deliver an additional major alternative route through the region

  • Develop comprehensive, fiscally responsible funding strategy to implement the regional plan


NEIGHBORHOOD PRESERVATION

District 12 is a community of neighborhoods.

Each neighborhood is distinctive, and our residents take great pride in this distinctiveness. Special interests will quickly discover that Barbara will fight to protect the unique character of our neighborhoods from undesirable construction and expansion.

Like she always does, Barbara will listen to neighborhood associations and residents and fight to protect our neighborhoods. Barbara will regularly attend planning and zoning meetings so our residents are informed and heard.


FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY

A WATCHDOG OVER the finances of our CITY-PARISH

For Barbara, it’s simple: our tax dollars are too precious for politicians to turn their heads to inefficiencies, waste, and abuse. Barbara will stand for our taxpayers. She will fight to insure our citizens get a dollar’s worth of service for every tax dollar spent.

That’s leadership, and that’s Barbara's promise to you.