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Sunday, March 3, 2013

DR BETHEL SHOCKS ME (video)

I'm going over the Trimet board meeting and all of a sudden Dr Bethel not only wakes up but seems to have complete command of an agenda item. And he has all the facts surrounding the issue. I've never seen him do this before. If we could bet on the outcome of these sorts of events I would put my money on the original contractor ending up getting the contract anyway. I've never seen a 'no' to a Trimet executive proposal but this exchange is rather interesting. (Mcfarlane gets confused at the beginning of this clip and the head guy at maintenance doesn't seem to get the question)


DR BETHEL SURPRISES ME WITH AN AGENDA ITEM from al m on Vimeo.

7 comments:

Jason McHuff said...

Well they did take the item off the consent agenda and end up not passing it, so they did say no to how the proposal request was written.

Also, they said the current vendor has been doing a good job for many years.

Al M said...

Don't listen to him watch the clip yourself.

Jason McHuff said...

Don't listen to who?

Al M said...

you

Unknown said...

Wow, I didn't know others on the board could talk?!?
HB

Al M said...

And Bethel has always slept through those meetings till today!

Jason McHuff said...

Honestly, I believe he said he has experience in selling tires, so this may be a special case. But he does often bring up the issue of disadvantaged/minority participation.