The OCTA board of directors has voted to postpone the replacement of retiring CEO Will Kempton. They had settled on his replacement, Darrell Johnson, but they violated the Brown Act in the process. Now they have opted to wait until the new OCTA board members are sworn in, next month.
“One of those who raised concerns was county Supervisor Pat Bates. She later concluded that the vote to appoint Johnson had illegally happened during a special meeting. California’s open-meeting law forbids local agency boards from calling special meetings to consider the compensation of executives,” according to the O.C. Register.
Will the new OCTA board members push for an expensive national search for a new CEO, mere weeks after raising the bus rates yet again?