This is from the blog:
Update, 3:19 p.m.: The Oregonian’s Joe Rose (who, unlike other mainstream outlets reporting on this, attended today’s hearing) has the first really solid story on the budget. If the union deal isn’t reached, it’ll open a new, $14 million hole – about half the size of the one TriMet closed, with great pain, last fall.
Update, 4/14: Rose writes below to say TriMet has a new estimate of the cost of keeping the current contract: $12 million, not $14 million. (A couple months ago, TriMet GM Neil McFarlane estimated the service impact at $10 million. I don’t know whether that was an earlier version of the same number, or a slightly different number.)
Now it's $17 million? Can we believe anything that comes out of Trimet management?
Trimet executives are not reliable in the reporting of budgets, they have proven over and over to distort facts to support whatever outcome they desire.An outside independent audit of Trimet finances is an absolute necessity.
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