Friday, March 02, 2018

Lost causers

The St. George separatist movement is back.
Supporters who want to create a city of St. George in East Baton Rouge Parish announced Friday that they're launching a renewed petition drive.

In a video posted to the group's Facebook page, the group says it's ready to "reignite their efforts to make East Baton Rouge Parish a better place to live and raise a family for everyone."

Mayor President Sharon Weston Broome has opposed the movement, which seeks not only to create a new city in the unincorporated southern portion of the parish but also to create a new school district independent of the parish school system. A 21-month petition drive fell just short of getting on the ballot in 2015.
Broome has had kind of a rocky first year in office. The St. Georgers might be trying to capitalize on that a bit.  It won't work (probably.) But they're nothing if not persistent.  

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