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Updated: June 6, 2014

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 2013. Some stories about safety concerns were brought to us by sources who risked their jobs in the process.

Our investigation has produced more than 30 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.

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Chairman Bill Horn
Supervisor
San Diego County

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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Mark Packard
Councilman
Carlsbad

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

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Gary Felien
Councilman
Oceanside

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

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Ed Gallo
Councilman
Escondido

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

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Rebecca Jones
Vice Mayor
San Marcos

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

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Don Mosier
Councilman
Del Mar

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

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Mike Nichols
Mayor
Solana Beach

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

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Tony Kranz
Councilman
Encinitas

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

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John Aguilera
Councilman
Vista

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

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Brad Racino is the assistant editor and senior investigative reporter at inewsource. He's a big fan of transparency, whistleblowers and government agencies forgetting to redact key information from FOIA requests. Brad received his master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri...

4 replies on “Who has responded? – NCTD’s Board of Directors”

  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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