If you are too busy guys, lets have some real CITIZENS on the board.
Mr. Holland was absent for 100% of the Policy and Planning and the Inter Governmental and Public Communications meetings in 2012. He was physically in attendance for 3 Board meetings. He also missed the executive board meeting in 2012.
In 2013 Mr. Holland did a little better. He managed to show up to four meetings, phoned in for five meetings. He made it to one operations meeting and one policy and planning meeting. Incidentally, he phoned in for that very controversial April toll hike meeting where MDX raised tolls the most they had ever done so in the history of the Agency.
Must be nice to have the power to sit on a board like that and do nothing but vote when it counts.
Felix Lasarte, a prominent land use attorney, was a bit more present in 2012. In the past he has pulled his weight over at MDX.
However in 2013 he has managed to be physically present at one board meeting, 1 committee meeting and 2 policy and planning meetings. He missed the big re-vote on the toll hikes and let everyone else do the heavy lifting on that one. If he had been present that would not have passed.
Has Felix resigned but failed to tell anyone? Should the commission call for him to step down?
Genius: No voting should be allowed over the phone. Citizens should be able to look the members in the face.