By: Diane Benjamin
New Orleans has a population over 391,000 people.
See the minutes from January of this year – PDF page 4: https://www.connect-transit.com/documents/Meetings/Minutes/Feb%2027%202018%20Regular%20Board%20Meeting%20Proceedings%20-FINAL%20V1.pdf
Connect has a lady who moved here after Hurricane Katrina advising them on bus service. She evidently thinks she should have the same level of service here she had in New Orleans. Yes, Bloomington-Normal, population 129,107, needs to operate just like New Orleans.
Connect Transit also a problem getting Trustees to show up for meetings!
Last year out of 11 meetings, Trustee Jennifer McDade missed 7. This year, out of the two minutes posted, she only attended one meeting.
In April of last year 3 Trustees were absent
May shows three absent
June shows two absent
November shows two absent
They only have SEVEN Trustees.
In January, February and March all seven attended.
It looks like Mike McCurdy is the only guy to attend every meeting.
See the Trustees here: https://www.connect-transit.com/about/trustees/default.asp
Check this out:
Appointed: July 2009
Expires: June 30, 2021
Judy isn’t the only one with a long appointment.
Maybe if Trustee terms were shorter and members were changed more often, Connect would be more fiscally responsible.
Maybe that’s why they aren’t!