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Meeting Name: Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 10/10/2013 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Cook County Building, Board Room, 118 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois
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13-1521 2 Requests the Resignation of Suburban Cook County METRA DirectorsResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION REQUESTS RESIGNATION OF SUBURBAN COOK COUNTY METRA DIRECTORS WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Rail Board or METRA is tasked with running one of the largest metropolitan rail systems in the country; and WHEREAS, it is imperative that the METRA Board of Directors have the confidence of the public they serve to oversee the Chicago region’s commuter rail service; and WHEREAS, there are a number of serious problems regarding the board’s mishandling of important issues such as illicit influence and questionable contracts that undermines public confidence in the organization; and WHEREAS, a recent preliminary audit conducted by the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) into the Alex Clifford separation agreement states the “process was inadequate and not sufficiently documented” and the “settlement was not financially prudent”; and WHEREAS, METRA Board Directors failed to consider Employment Practices Liability insurance on any potential litigation or settlement, which would have provided coverage if a lawsuit was filed by Mr. Alex Clifford; and WHrecommend for deferralPass Action details Video Video
13-1533 2 URGING THE ILLINOIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO CREATE STRICTER CRITERIA FOR WHO CAN SERVE AS A METRA BOARD DIRECTORResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION A PROPOSED RESOLUTION URGING THE ILLINOIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO CREATE STRICTER CRITERIA FOR WHO CAN SERVE AS A METRA BOARD DIRECTOR Submitting a Proposed Resolution sponsored by JEFFREY R. TOBOLSKI, County Commissioner PROPOSED RESOLUTION A PROPOSED RESOLUTION URGING THE ILLINOIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO CREATE STRICTER CRITERIA FOR WHO CAN SERVE AS A METRA BOARD DIRECTOR WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Rail Board (METRA) is responsible for overseeing a $713 million budget and operating one of the largest metropolitan rail systems in the country; and WHEREAS, recent scandals involving Alex Clifford’s separation agreement have rocked the METRA Board and caused the resignation of the METRA Board Chairman and several Directors; and WHEREAS, the METRA Board of Directors have a fiduciary duty to our taxpayers to ensure that the fiscal and operational health of METRA is sustainable; and WHEREAS, public confidence in the METRA Board of Directors is at an all-time low and therefore more accountability measures need to be instituted; and WHERrecommend for deferralPass Action details Video Video
13-1791 1 PROPOSED APPOINTMENT Romayne BrownAppointmentPROPOSED APPOINTMENT Appointee(s): Romayne Brown Position: Director Department/Board/Commission: Commuter Rail Board of the Commuter Division of the Regional Transportation Authority (Metra Board of Directors) Effective date: Immediate Expiration date: Ms. Brown will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Mr. Stanley Rakestraw. The term shall expire March 31, 2016.recommend for approvalPass Action details Video Video