Paula Youngling is the second high-level procurement officer to leave HART in recent months.
But city officials won’t say how much they’re paying the San Francisco law firm.
After the City Council rejected using taxpayer money to pay for legal representation, city employees would have to seek it out on their own.
HART is no longer considering a Plan B in case its pursuit of a public private partnership fails to get rail done.
For years, the agency didn’t follow the proper federal rules moving businesses on the path of the rail line. Those still in charge will spend the next year cleaning up the mess.
The HART board is poised to approve an $18 million deal to resolve about 150 construction claims. More claims on those stations remain.
It’s not clear how the departures have impacted the federal probe that’s ensnared the rail project, if at all.
HART first self-reported its “potential problems” last year. A new federal report shows just how bad those violations actually were.