I have procrastinated about writing my report on the November/December meetings due to the ongoing release of information regarding the suspension of the December service changes following the results of the routine tri-annual audit by the Federal Transit Administration of Title VI issues.
In reviewing my notes from the meetings, there was little else to report, and the story on the Title VI matter continues to unfold, so I am going to wait until additional information is released at the Board committee meetings this week and at the Board meeting next week before writing my report. I believe it is in the best interest of my readers to provide the most complete report on this matter.
I will note (with some delight) that at the December 15 Board meeting Vice-Chair Mike Antonovich ejected clueless gadfly Arnold Sachs and banned him from addressing the Board for an indeterminate length of time. Sachs brought this on by both dropping the "f-word" during his comments on an agenda item and responding angrily to Antonovich's decision to ban him from further comment. It's about time this happened ... will John Walsh be next in line?