Kent County Tax Payers Alliance demand The Rapid CEO resignation
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Patrick Center October 26, 2012 | WGVU The Kent County Taxpayers Alliance says Peter Varga, the man who heads up the Interurban Transit Partnership best know as The Rapid, should step down. In a news release, the KCTA claims, “Mr. Varga has explicitly approved the use of non-public resources to conduct the business of his agency with the intent of circumventing state law in regards to open records. This is a blatant attempt at preventing the public from understanding what and how the ITP operates.”
The accusation stems from a WWMT-TV news investigation that aired earlier this year. At issue are email exchanges. The KCTA says members of the ITP staff moved conversations to private email accounts to discuss the upcoming Walker ballot vote.
The Rapid provided WGVU with paperwork that shows it granted WWMT-TV email access through the Freedom of Information Act.
In a written statement, Rapid CEO Peter Varga says, “The fact that they have never attended a board meeting, refuse to participate in public forums, and rely on press releases and blog posts to spread misinformation is an indication that the group does not appear to be interested in having an open dialogue about the issue.”
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