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    Published Tuesday, January 27, 2009, by the Contra Costa Times Second BART director wants new general manager By Denis Cuff Contra Costa Times A second BART
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      Published Tuesday, January 27, 2009, by the Contra Costa Times

      Second BART director wants new general manager

      By Denis Cuff
      Contra Costa Times

      A second BART board member has said he has lost confidence in General
      Manager Dorothy Dugger because of the agency's poor communication
      about a transit agency police officer's shooting of an unarmed train
      rider Jan. 1.

      "I think BART has a culture of withholding information and lack of
      transparency," board member Tom Radulovich, of San Francisco, said
      Tuesday. "I've complained for years. I'm really fed up."

      Radulovich said he was disturbed by media broadcasts this week of a
      passenger video appearing to show a BART officer punching Oscar Grant
      III in the face shortly before another officer, Johannes Mehserle,
      shot the prostrate passenger in the back.

      Prosecutors have charged Mehserle with murder, and BART announced
      this week -- after the new video of the punching incident was
      broadcast -- that it is investigating the second officer.

      Radulovich said Dugger, the agency's chief executive, should have
      done more to ensure BART did more to communicate with the board and
      the public about the shooting and investigation of it.

      Another BART board member, Lynette Sweet, of San Francisco, had
      said publicly that she lost confidence in the leadership of Dugger
      and BART police Chief Gary Gee, who reports to Dugger.

      Sweet and Radulovich both said they do not have the votes on the
      nine-member board to force a change at the top.

      No other board members have publicly called for a new general manager
      even though several have said BART's public communications were
      flawed.

      Dugger was a BART assistant general manager in August of 2007 when
      she was promoted to general manager on a 6-to-3 vote. Sweet and
      Radulovich voted no. Each said they preferred an outside candidate.


      Reach Denis Cuff at 25-943-8267 or dcuff@ bayareanewsgroup.com


      [BATN: See also:

      BART director Sweet calls for resignation of chief, GM Dugger
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BATN/message/40249 ]
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