Valley Metro Hires Ex-Mesa Mayor As Interim Chief Executive

Published: Friday, January 22, 2016 - 7:43am
Updated: Monday, June 20, 2016 - 4:15pm

Valley Metro has hired former Mesa Mayor Scott Smith as its interim chief executive.

Former Valley Metro CEO Stephen Banta resigned in November after questions arose about his claims for reimbursement on first class airline tickets, dining and alcohol paid with public funds.

Phoenix has since launched an audit of travel and employee expenses. Smith will take over in February and says he could serve for up to a year until a permanent executive is found.

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