Leaders: if you're on CATS board, know what you are doing
BATON ROUGE- City leaders now require leaders overseeing the Capital Area Transit System to know something about public transit.
The metro council approved setting tougher standards for members of the CATS board, which has been under fire for its handling of recent scandals.
Accountants found irregularities in bus fares totaling as much as $100,000 and a former board member is accused of using CATS money to pay private bills.
Now, appointed board members will need management experience, a public finance background and knowledge of public transit.
A motion to ask all members of the CATS board to resign was tabled for 60 days.
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