Parker hopes new METRO members will oust CEO

Houston Mayor Annise Parker swears in five new members to the METRO board.
April 7, 2010 3:29:45 PM PDT
Houston Mayor Annise Parker swore in her five new METRO board appointees and told ABC 13 one of their first jobs would be to ask CEO Frank Wilson to leave the agency. "It's a question of when and not if he leaves," Parker said.

After the brief ceremony, the board met in closed session to discuss METRO's lawsuit over shredding documents and to evaluate personnel.

The board emerged two hours later without taking any action against Wilson. The mayor's appointee sounded as if he may not agree with Parker on Wilson's status.

"At this stage, we'll continue to look at the facts. I haven't reached a conclusion at this time," new METRO Board Chairman Gilbert Garcia said.

METRO is currently investigating whether Wilson used public money to further a personal relationship with his chief of staff.


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