The Miami Herald reports today that "Harpal Kapoor, head of the beleaguered Miami-Dade Transit Agency, is stepping down from his job after failing to restore millions in federal funds suspended last year after allegations of mishandling of agency accounting practices."
“Yes, it’s true,” Suzy Trutie, Miami-Dade County’s assistant director of communications told the Herald. “He is retiring from his job.”
Random Pixels has obtained a memo to County Commission Chairman Joe Martinez from County Manager Alina Hudak who reveals that she's aware that, "MDT's business and financial management continues to disappoint the community."
Hudak writes that Assistant County Manager Ysela Llort will be running the troubled agency. Llort has been with the county for just over 4 years and makes over $260,000 a year.
And, in what must have MDT's remaining executives sweating bullets, Hudak says, "I have asked Ms. Llort to carefully evaluate the skill sets among the MDT staff and develop an action plan to address deficiencies." Ouch!
However, some county insiders think that Llort also needs to go.