The chairman of Metra resigned today over the controversial firing of CEO Alex Clifford.
In a letter sent to Cook County commissioners Brad O’Halloran said “It is with mixed feelings I step down. Unfortunately a media and politic frenzy has been stirred up, primarily related to the Alex Clifford separation agreement. I have come to the sad conclusion that, so long as I am Chairman and a member of the board, the truly critical issues facing Metra will be left aside while the focus remains on the next big headline or attention-grabbing quotation.”
Clifford was given severance package equal to three years pay.
Three Metra board members have quit over the fallout from the severance package.
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