Jun 20, 2013 8:20 AM by AP (Photo courtesy MGN Online)
The St. Landry Parish Council has unanimously adopted 2013-14 operating budgets for several Community Action Agency departments.
The parish took control of the CAA and fired longtime Director Donald Robinson last year after an internal audit revealed deficits for several agency-run programs.
On Wednesday, the council approved a $338,897 budget for the CAA's senior companion program, $540,100 for transportation and $355,898 for the community block grant program.
Parish President Bill Fontenot said the CAA has operated as a parish government agency for several years but Wednesday was the first time its budget has been presented to the council for approval.
Fontenot says the CAA provides services to the indigent on a parish-wide basis.