Who has responded? – NCTD’s Board of Directors

by Brad Racino | inewsource

Updated: Oct. 22, 2013

inewsource has been reporting on problems, from security risks to contract failing to high employee turnover, in the North County Transit District (NCTD) since February. Some stories about safety concerns were brought to us by sources who risked their jobs in the process.

Our investigation has produced 18 stories, and we’re still reporting. During the course of our work, we’ve reached out to NCTD’s Board of Directors — publicly elected officials who are ultimately responsible for the district’s operations — for comments and interviews.

What follows is a breakdown of who has responded — and most notably, who has not.

Mark Packard – Councilman, Carlsbad

Mark Packard

Mark Packard has never responded to an inewsource request for a comment or an interview.

Gary Felien – Councilman, Oceanside

Gary Felien

Gary Felien has never responded to an inewsource request for a comment or an interview.

Ed Gallo – Councilman, Escondido

Ed Gallo

Ed Gallo has never responded to an inewsource request for a comment or an interview.

Rebecca Jones – Vice Mayor, San Marcos

Rebecca Jones

Rebecca Jones has never responded to an inewsource request for a comment or an interview.

Don Mosier – Councilman, Del Mar

Don Mosier

Don Mosier has never responded to an inewsource request for a comment or an interview.

Mike Nichols – Mayor, Solana Beach

Mike Nichols

Mike Nichols has never responded to an inewsource request for a comment or an interview.

Tony Kranz – Councilman, Encinitas

Tony Kranz

Tony Kranz has never responded to an inewsource request for a comment or an interview.

John Aguilera – Councilman, Vista

John Aguilera

John Aguilera has responded to two inewsource requests for a comment.

Bill Horn — Supervisor, San Diego County

Bill Horn

Bill Horn has responded to one inewsource request for a comment. Horn spoke to inewsource on the eve of the district’s SPRINTER shutdown, and said it was his decision to take the trains out of service in order to keep the public safe. He refused to comment on, or be interviewed for, all other inewsource stories

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Brad Racino is a multimedia reporter for inewsource. To contact him with tips, suggestions or corrections, email bradracino@inewsource.org or call (619) 594-3569.

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About Brad Racino

Brad Racino is a reporter, producer and editor at inewsource. To contact him with tips, suggestions or corrections, email bradracino@inewsource.org or call (619) 594-3569.

4 comments

  1. Note: Most of the Board Members are new to the Board as of later January, with the exception of horn, packard and gallo. To not include that information without the number of requests specifically made to them is a bit disingenous.

  2. Mr. Tana,

    Thank you for your response.

    Yes, most of the Board members are recent additions, having come on board in January. We have included all of these board members in all of our requests for comment since February. As to the number of requests: we have reached out to all board members for every major story, including the Security Breach series, the oversight and turnover series, and the audit series.

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