Special MTA Board meeting is set for June 26

Special MTA Board meeting is set for June 26

A special meeting of the MTA Board of Directors will be held beginning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26.

The meeting was requested by 35 Board members on the day after the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that the Fair Share Amendment would not be on the November ballot.

The request for the meeting said its purpose would be to “discuss the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling on the Fair Share Amendment and how this will affect the funding mechanism that was put in place by the MTA Annual Meeting of Delegates and the Public Relations and Organizing Committee.”

In response, this document from Executive Director-Treasurer Ann Clarke was sent to those who requested the special meeting. After receiving this document, some Board members removed their names from the request, but a sufficient number kept their names on the list.

MTA President Barbara Madeloni emailed all Board members announcing the meeting request, explaining that unspent Public Relations and Organizing funds revert back to the committee and that since there would be no Fair Share ballot question, there would not be any need to access funds from any of the other sources in the campaign plan.

MTA members who wish to listen in to the meeting — which will be held via conference call — may do so in the eighth-floor training room at MTA headquarters, which is at 2 Heritage Drive in Quincy. Please note that there will be no opportunity for members to call in because there is not sufficient dial-in capacity.