Connect Transit Vacancy to Remain Empty
"Normal Mayor Chris Koos said he's holding off on filling a vacant Normal appointment to Connect Transit's board until the air has cleared."
In other words, there are a lot of concerns over Connect Transit, but he sees no need for a change in direction. This is poor and unresponsive governance. To underscore the point, Mr. Koos refers to the standing vacancy on the board by saying, "There are a lot of agendas out there making my job difficult right now" How does public controversy prevent him from appointing a person he feels is up to the task of managing Connect Transit? Instead of delaying action, he should be even more motivated to fill the position. There are many qualified people who have stepped up to say they are willing to serve. He has rejected them all. The mayor's statement that he is looking for people who "are not coming in with an agenda," points to his satisfaction with the status quo. This is a brutal rejection of residents' concerns. Normal needs better priorities. Normal and Connect Transit need new leadership.