Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Cato Institute Implicates Hales in "Great Streetcar Conspiracy"

Willamette Week

Dear Trimet Drivers

MERCURY

What TriMet Hears From Its Speakers Every Board Meeting

Starring CAMERON JOHNSON of PORTLAND


Trimet mangement/board are a disgrace

I am beginning to understand why nobody really is interested in watching or attending Trimet board meetings.
What a joke on the public they are, their little 'pretend' show, give the phony appearance of being 'public' when the opposite is the truth.

The general manager makes all the decisions, the show is scripted before they show up, so what's the point of watching that little circus. There is absolutely no transparency with any of it.

Yesterday was the PINNACLE in Trimet management hypocrisy.
"slick' boy Warner fooled lots of people, including me, into thinking the board meeting would be over at the conclusion of the public testimonies on the budget, and that it would be put off to a later date.

I come to find out after I had left the meeting that the sock puppets actually passed the horse shit budget.

This guy BRUCE WARNER is actually scary.

He is so smooth with his hypocrisy that he scares me.

But the coup de grace was making up excuses for the $111 million dollar bond and in the next breath voting to cut service and raise fares.

What a pathetic bunch of sock puppets the Trimet board is

OPAL MEMBERS SEE THE TRUTH ABOUT THE TRIMET BOARD OF SOCK PUPPETS


Corporate power increases as workers battle one another

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ATTENTION TRIMET DRIVERS

It now appears that road supervisors are taking pictures of operators talking on their cell phone while at a layover.

I thought that was OK?

Who knows what these schizophrenic managers want, they change like the wind.

Thank god I don't have to deal with their nonsense,EVER AGAIN!

I KNEW I HEARD THIS AT THE BOARD MEETING

Looks like 'slick' Warner pulled a fast one on more than me yesterday.


While it may have looked like a done deal months ago, near the end of the meeting, board members and general counsel discussed the possibility of holding additional hearings to review an alternative budget proposal put forth by OPAL Environmental Justice, an advocacy group for transit riders which held a rally outside the meeting site across from TriMet's corporate office, in the former Advantis Credit Union building.

Ultimately, however, the board decided to approve its own earlier proposal – with one amendment, proposed by Consuelo Saragoza, that $1 million of the budget's $20 million contingency fund be set aside to investigate ways to mitigate the effects cuts would have on low-income and impoverished riders, including a policy and economic analysis around the effects of service cuts and fare increases.
TriMet adopts $2.50 flat fare, kills free rail zone after heated four-hour meeting | The Lund Report

Guess i don't need this anymore

TRIMET BOARD OF SOCK PUPPETS AND APOLOGISTS-JUNE MEETING

PART 1
PART 2

Classic Tweets

Some (more) friendly advice for TriMet

Portland Transport

Police: Man pedaled into back of parked TriMet bus on Burnside Bridge

BikePortland.org

More coverage of the sock puppets

Willamette Week

Public testimonies at the Trimet sock puppets meeting

Testimony to the Trimet Board of Directors-OPAL -PART 1
Testimony to the Trimet Board of Directors-OPAL -JONATHAN OSTER
Testimony to the Trimet Board of Directors-OPAL -PART 2
Testimony to the Trimet Board of Directors-OPAL -PART 3
Testimony to the Trimet Board of Directors-OPAL -PART 4
Al M testimony to the Board of Directors
JEFF ASCH TESTIMONY TO THE TRIMET BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Cameron Johnson testimony to the Trimet Board of Directors

OPAL

Part 2

What does it take to attend a TriMet board hearing?

Portland Afoot

I missed the action yesterday

When the public testimonies begin that signifies the end of the board meeting right?
Apparently not. I was substituting for Jason yesterday since Jason now has a actual job.
He ran out of storage space on his SD card and an elderly gentlemen was going on and on so I decided to book.
Little did I know that the board was about to vote on the budget. For some reason I was under the impression that the vote would not happen today.
I come to find out that they did vote and pretty much ignored OPAL's hard work.
( I knew that was going to happen of course)
OPAL members were enraged..KOIN has a good video of that.
The OPAL members gave some very impassioned presentation, about the best I have ever seen at the board meetings.
To bad it doesn't help.
The Trimet board is a board of sock puppets, might as well talk to a chair then talk to them.
They've already gotten their instructions from Mcfuher.  Mcfuher holds the power,  not the board.
They are useless completely.


Mary Fetsch objects to her picture being used on Trimet Scanner twitter feed

Of course I ran into Mary at yesterdays board meeting and when we met she made a comment about having her picture on the TrimetScanner twitter feed.

A little later she said to me having her picture there makes it appear that the twitter feed is official Trimet sanctioned then she said "it will be removed"
Already having my dispatch library removed by Trimet I took her seriously and contacted Lane Jenson who is the person responsible for founding Trimet Scanner.
He removed the picture.
(I have no more interest in picking on Mary anymore, I pick on Neil now)

TriMet Board adopts FY13 budget that includes internal cuts, plus fare changes and service cuts to close $12 million shortfall | TriMet Media

HERE!

THEY say there were 16k comments.
In typical Trimet fashion, nobody gets to see them except Trimet officials.

They go on, 'we saved 1.2 million with internal efficiencies including layoffs.
But guess what, we (the public) get to know nothing about the actual cuts that were made.

Typical Trimet nonsense.

How TriMet filled its $12 million budget hole

OregonLive.com

TriMet: 'Free rail zone' gone Sept. 1

Koinlocal6.com

Mercury

TriMet Board Adopts New Budget | Blogtown, PDX

TriMet board kills Portland's Free Rail Zone, raises fares, cuts bus service over protesters' shouts, jeers |

OregonLive.com

The OPAL event