Sep 11, 2013 9:12 AM by AP

Ryan Heck resigns from CATS board

Another member of the East Baton Rouge Parish bus system's board of directors has resigned.
Councilman Ryan Heck submitted his letter of resignation Tuesday to Mayor Pro Tem Chandler Loupe, effective Oct. 1, saying he feels his "purpose on the board has been fulfilled." Heck joined the board of the Capital Area Transit System in January.
Last month, the Metro Council established a set of qualifications recommended for future CATS board members and a citizens committee to vet future candidates.
Heck was a vocal critic of the CATS tax passed in April 2012, before he joined the board. He has said that despite being opposed to the tax, he wanted to ensure that CATS officials were held accountable for using the tax money effectively.

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