The elite Trimet executive culture only comes out of its gated community during these mandated public meetings.
This is the public's only chance to see what they have been doing.
Meanwhile in the 'real world' bus drivers, train drivers and mechanics are actually doing all the work.
If any of the people you see at these board meetings where to leave tomorrow nobody in the "real world" would notice.
If your bus or train driver doesn't show up you'll be getting to work late and getting home late.
Not only did I watch the entire board meeting I made "notes" in video form.