“If at this level, at the board level, you’re making decisions and all you’re doing is rubber stamping what the committee is doing, then the decision is actually being made at the committee level.”
Thomas says it’s a matter of transparency. METRO has four different committees that meet once a month. The meetings are open to the public, but it was only recently that they began posting meeting times online, after a public outcry. Still, Thomas suggests that METRO go a step further and take minutes to have on record. METRO President and CEO George Greanias says the board will seriously consider it.
“There’s an awful lot of issues, so it’s partly a question of keeping it open and transparent. Also, what’s the most efficient way to accomplish that.”
METRO also discussed its budget. Its fiscal year begins October 1.