ABOUT THE CITY OF CENTRAL
Central is the thirteenth-largest city in the state of Louisiana, and the second largest city in East Baton Rouge Parish. Growing at an incredibly rapid rate, Central became the state’s newest city in April of 2005. Long considered to be a suburb of Baton Rouge, the citizens of Central voted to incorporate as a city in 2005, despite opposition from parish leaders. In November of 2006, Louisiana voters passed a constitutional amendment authorizing the creation of the Central Community School District, which authorized the City of Central to govern its own public school system.