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Letter highlights tensions between ODOT, oversight commission chair


January 17, 2017

EO Media Capital Bureau

The head of the Oregon Transportation Commission has asked Gov. Kate Brown to personally engage in beefed-up oversight of the Department of Transportation.

In a strongly worded missive on formal letterhead sent Jan. 10, OTC Chairwoman Tammy Baney requested quarterly meetings with Brown as well as an independent staff person to carry out commissioners’ requests for information and research. Baney also wants an “active” role in ODOT Director Matt Garrett’s performance review, now under jurisdiction of the governor.

Specifically, Baney wants to increase the...

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