If he’s approved, Uno will replace John Henry Felix, who announced in January that he would resign from the board once his replacement was found. Felix cited medical treatments along with corporate and community commitments for stepping down. His term was slated to end in 2021.
Uno would bring a cost-estimating background to the board as HART’s internal risk estimates show the more than $9 billion project’s costs are still steadily climbing.
Meanwhile, HART’s only remaining original board member continues to wait for the City Council to find his replacement. Damien Kim announced a year ago that he intended to step down.
City Council leaders say they’ve been unable to find a qualified replacement for him, however, leaving Kim in a sort of rail purgatory. He’s stayed on to help the volunteer board have sufficient voting members to take action. It needs eight of its nine voting members to vote “yes” in order to approve items.
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