The infrastructure set to be financed with East Baton Rouge Parish’s proposed $748 bond package is vital to public safety and security, Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden said Monday in a briefing at the Baton Rouge Press Club.

Unlike two more expensive debt proposals that failed in 2008 and 2009, Holden said the projects in the latest three-part package focus on public safety, drainage efforts, and transportation infrastructure.

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