The Contra Costa Times is reporting that BART’s Board of Directors voted to ask GM Dorothy Dugger to resign, but was forced to rescind its vote after being informed it was a violation of the Brown Act. The Brown Act is California’s open government law, which dictates a government body, among other requirements, agendize business items.

From the article:

A source close to the events said several board members aired grievances about Dugger’s performance in closed session, and then called for a vote to ask her to resign. The board voted 5-4, with Bob Franklin, Robert Raburn, John McPartland, James Fang and Tom Radulovich in favor of dismissing her. Gail Murray, Lynette Sweet, Thomas Blalock and Joel Keller voted to keep Dugger, according to the source.

Following the vote, BART general counsel was brought into the closed session and alerted the board they cannot take such a vote without agendizing a “notice of discipline, dismissal or release.” The board voted unanimously the rescind its earlier vote. Dugger was then brought into the meeting to discuss board concerns with her job performance, the source said. Full article

The latest BART Quarterly Performance Review shows a slippage in rider satisfaction since 2008.


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks writes mostly on film for KQED Arts. He is also an online editor and writer for KQED's daily news blog, News Fix. Jon is a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S.

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