PSC won't allow Jindal administration to sell its vehicles
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Public Service Commission is refusing to turn over seven vehicles to Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration to be sold at auction early next year.
The five elected members of the utility regulatory agency voted Wednesday for a resolution directing its staff not to relinquish the vehicles.
The Jindal administration planned to confiscate and sell them, along with 700 other state vehicles in a cost-cutting move. The administration said they aren't used enough to justify continued maintenance costs and the sale could bring in up to $1.4 million.
But the PSC says the commission doesn't have the money to rent cars and sale of its vehicles would hinder its work. It also objects to taking commission property, selling it and using the dollars to balance other parts of the budget.