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She also confesses that she knows nothing about Portland or our transportation issues. But hey, at least we got someone other fucking out of towner that wanted to move here in 2008 because it's their spiritual home or some stupid shit. The least the city could have done was actually interview and hire a serious candidate.
It's a state agency and Kitzhaber is the one pulling the strings.
I also love how she calls the staff at PBOT a bunch of downtrodden assholes and then says "well maybe it's just my perception."
This is going to go well.
Skilled executive with record of success in fast-paced, results oriented environment where teamwork and accountability are core values.
Also, you are so ridiculously wrong about everything you have said on this thread. Why don't you go ahead and go jack off into a frenzy?
There's a document from the PDC talking about PBOT and TriMet working together for the LRT project.
Or that I quoted her LinkedIn directly? Or pointed out that she's not a resident and said, in her quote, that she feels like public transportation employees are demoralized but could be wrong?
I know reading is fun.
2. That you think the director of PBOT has anything to do with TriMet. Working together on a light rail line involves managerial expertise of things like right-of-way transfers, etc. It does not involve policymaking--the jurisdiction of the City Council--nor any input or control over the workings of TriMet or its board. Claiming that she will have any ability to change the way TriMet works or to favor one type of transportation over another displays a monumental lack of understanding of the roles of governments, the city's structure and the history of PBOT.
3. The "demoralized" quote is one that has been tossed around in audit after audit of PBOT. It's not her assessment; it's her understanding of one of the major issues at the agency that has been written about many times here and elsewhere.
4. JESUS FUCKING CHRIST.
2. So just a quick look around and lo! I can find two examples of TriMet and PBOT working together that aren't LRT.
- PBOT and TriMet are supposedly (or were in 2011) working together for yet another attempt at a bike sharing system.
- They jointly subsidize Streetcar fares and gave the Streetcar $5.5 million (or will) for FY 2012-2013
PBOT, city council, PDC and TriMet all work together to prioritize transportation issues. So tell me how I'm misunderstanding?
3. Pressed on that, Treat said her sense is that the city's transportation workers "are not empowered or feel disenfranchised or are disgruntled, or something is missing in terms of their morale." She continued: "I want them to feel valued in the work they contribute. I want them to be proud."
So tell me again how I'm not understanding this situation.
How well has that worked out for the city in the past (can you say Chief Moose, Chief Kroeker, and what, half a dozen school superintendents)?
Pass the severance package, please.