MARTA board to create ethics body to review unexplained personnel issue
By John Ruch
The MARTA Board of Directors will create an “advisory board of ethics” to review an unexplained personnel issue.
The board approved the idea from board member Jim Durrett at a Jan. 12 meeting following a two-hour executive session where personnel matters and litigation were discussed.
Near the meeting’s end, Durrett said, “I’d like to make a motion that an advisory board of ethics be convened and that the personnel issue that we discussed in executive session be referred to that board.”
No one explained what the issue is and Durrett declined to do so after the meeting. A MARTA spokesperson did not immediately respond to a comment request.
MARTA had one high-profile personnel change earlier this month with the still-unexplained departure of Deputy General Manager Josh Rowan after only five months on the job. Asked if the “personnel issue” may be related to him leaving, Rowan said, “I have no idea.”