Councilman removes CATS proposed resolution from agenda

East Baton Rouge Councilman John Delgado
East Baton Rouge Councilman John Delgado

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A Baton Rouge councilman has decided to withdraw a proposed resolution about the governing of the Capital Area Transit System (CATS) from the agenda of the upcoming Metro Council meeting.

Councilman John Delgado's resolution asks the Louisiana Legislature to repeal the CATS governing statute. As of now, CATS is governed by its own board.

The Metro Council issued a news release stating Delgado has met with members of the Baton Rouge legislative delegation and has more meetings scheduled in the next two weeks.

"We need additional time to fully vet the resolution with the members," Councilman Delgado stated in the release. "I believe the root of CATS problems lies in its governing structure. Rest assured we will press forward with changes to that structure, but we must first have the opportunity to discuss those changes with the members of the legislature that can effect that change."

According to the release, Delgado expects to bring a resolution to the Metro Council for a vote in four to six weeks.

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