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BART general manager resigns

Original post made on Apr 14, 2011

After spending nearly 19 years at BART, including the last four years as the general manager and 13 years as deputy general manager, Dugger's last day on the job will be Friday, April 22. Dugger's resignation agreement stipulates that BART will pay a $958,000 settlement, which includes $350,000 to "ensure a smooth transition and to avoid any litigation."

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 4:30 PM

Comments (5)

Posted by Duffy, a resident of Danville
on Apr 14, 2011 at 8:25 am

For $1M I guess I could be talked into "resigning" also! Who ends up paying for this reward for non-performance?


Posted by American, a resident of Danville
on Apr 14, 2011 at 8:52 am

This is absolutely ridiculous!! In the old days, it was private, large corporation CEO's getting run away golden parachutes. Now, it is our bankrupt public entities that are giving them away.


Posted by Citizen Paine, a resident of Danville
on Apr 14, 2011 at 9:04 am

Citizen Paine is a registered user.

And if they'd done it properly, it would have cost a lot less (but still way too much). I'd like to propose that the BART Board pick-up that $350K increment, and that the folks who hired an under-qualified GM underwrite the remainder.

But, just like we patrons are footing the bill for PGE's safety incompetence, we'll end up with this tab, as well, added to our fares.

We're a buncha dupes.


Posted by psmacintosh, a resident of Danville
on Apr 14, 2011 at 11:25 am

Why was she asked to resign?

How much time was left on her employment contract?


Posted by C. R. Mudgeon, a resident of Danville
on Apr 15, 2011 at 3:35 pm

Based on the newspaper article I read, the severance amount was raised significantly, due to Dugger having been fired at a BART board meeting that didn't adhere to the public meeting criteria. To avoid litigation over an "illegal firing", the additional severance was tacked on.

If she "resigned", then this part (at least) wouldn't need to be paid. So please, let's not call it resigning. She was fired. (If she says she resigned, then let's take her at her word, accept the resignation, and get at least part of the severance returned...)

Then of course is the basic issue of what idiots on the BART board thought it was necessary to agree to this severance package in the first place, with so much due after so little time at the position. But we are still told that there's no room for cuts in state and local government, and so tax increases are required!


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