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At tense meeting, board puts brakes on CATS changes

3 years 6 months 1 week ago July 16, 2013 Jul 16, 2013 Tuesday, July 16 2013 July 16, 2013 4:49 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE- Feisty members of the CATS board vowed not to resign and urged people to stop harassing them about the controversial selection of an outside management firm that might be hired to run the bus system.

Tuesday, the board was set to decide on selecting one from a list of companies. Instead, none was chosen and the entire process was sent back to the drawing board.

Hours before the meeting, city leaders began a campaign to remove many board members.

People have said the board is not operating with the community's best interest and not living up to promises made when a tax was passed in 2012 to fund the bus system.

The board voted not to accept a bid for outsourcing operations of the system, but to restart the process of selecting a company. Board members also suggested changing how the selection process works.

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