"When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty."
No public comment? Isn't that the so-called "purpose" of the meetings. Tri-Met board meetings are shams anyway as Tri-Met doesn't care about what it's customers think.
Damage control. July transit events and TriMet staff's constant screw-ups were extremely damaging. They made the Board looked stupid and unprepared. The Board probably said that's enough and directed Neil and staff to make these changes. Allows the Board to have control of topic and decide what or if they will accept comments from the public.It really is like the characters from "The Office" are now managing the transit agency.
Just another reason ORS 267 needs to be revised to mandate public elections of Board members, and require public testimony.In most jurisdictions, if more than two Board members are even together that constitutes a quorum (even if not "officially" engaged in business) and thus constitutes a meeting that requires public notification and input. Which would mean, virtually every TriMet grand opening celebration.
Dear TriMet,Fuck off; I'll speak on whatever item because that is my public right. I know that you fear the public opinion and your board members don't want to be late for lunch, but I'm sure there are a few riders who would like to spend some of their excessive ticket money on being able to HAVE lunch. Maybe they should board your two new MAX stations (certainly not told to the public before it happened) for they can get your attention, and you can use your fare inspectors to go throw the poor ones off so it's property values can be maintained and it looks fine to the upper class. Have fun being known as the despicable people who destroyed TriMet.You sicken me. ~Cameron Johnson
Thank you, cameron
In most jurisdictions, if more than two Board members are even together that constitutes a quorumWouldn't that be "in jurisdictions with only a 3-member board"?Also, this may not happen. At least one member objects to it. But, no, it shouldn't be considered.
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