This man Mcfarlane is so insulting to the public and the employees that I don't know how he continues to get away with his crimes. Yes crimes, misuse of tax payers funds (conducting anti union propaganda) and lies (hiding records from Joe Rose, complaining of budget problems while swelling ranks of executives).
I'm serious, this man needs to be indicted for something.
But McFarlane apparently thinks there's still enough cash flowing to expand the agency's executive ranks. And those jobs don't come cheap.
TriMet has confirmed that the general manager is "in conversation" with Bob Nelson, the agency's former executive director of operations, to serve as an interim deputy GM.
"Bob will help assess the role of a permanent deputy GM and how that position might be structured to improve service delivery to the community," said spokeswoman Mary Fetsch. "TriMet has had this position in the past, and it is common in the transit industry."
At the same time, McFarlane is talking to high-powered consultant Barbara Ramirez Spencer for a limited-term position.
"She spent nearly 20 years at the nation's largest transit district (New York City's MTA)," Fetsch wrote in an email.
"She is an accomplished executive with significant experience in public, private and academic organizations. A strategic thinker and creative problem-solver with strong leadership, planning, operational and change management skills. She also has a strong commitment to organizational integrity, effectiveness and renewal."
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