TRANSPARENT SAO EXIT MEETING WITH ISLAND TRANSIT
We the undersigned request all Island Transit Boardmembers meet with the Washington State Auditor's Office (SAO) for the SAO exit conference Oct. 24th at 10 AM at Island Transit HQ. Considering reports from the 4 October 2014 Whidbey News-Times and other intelligence sources that Island Transit has serious issues around accountability with grants & financial health problems coupled to concerns Island Transit is attempting to slap another layer of opacity around its actions have compelled us to act.
Let us be clear: We Americans are watching you Island Transit. It is only righteous Island County residents lead the battle for their transit system, Island County is their home.
But there are times we Washingtonians do things as 39 independent counties and times when we Washingtonians do things as one state. When we Washingtonians give grants to Island Transit, we do so as one state. That's why we have Washington State Auditor's Office and an Open Public Meetings Act as RCW 42.30.
There are also times when Americans do things as 50 independent states. When we Americans give grants to Island Transit, we do as "one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all" for the common welfare.
We the undersigned are going to make damn sure our fellow Americans in Island County, Washington State who need help get it and those whom have abused the public trust be held accountable. We also demand Island Transit boardmembers own up to their responsibility to get Island Transit back to health and stand behind & with our fellow patriots serving in the SAO.