Re: Conflict concerns (News, March 6)
Tri Met, the City of Portland Oregon transit authority, is governed by a seven member board representing each of the seven districts served. None of the board members are politicians. Could this be to avoid conflict of interest?
If the urban West Shore was part of an amalgamated metropolitan city – as the mayor of Metchosin has suggested recently – the recreation facility would be a city unit with no need for additional governance and resulting problems of conflict of interest.