MTA CEO gets job extension

first_imgIn addition to his salary, Snoble receives annual allowances of $10,000 for his automobile, $12,000 for housing and $30,000 toward his retirement. rachel.uranga@dailynews.com (818) 713-3741160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“We were caught in a timing issue that is very unfortunate,” said board member Richard Katz, a Villaraigosa appointee. “I don’t think you can evaluate or have the perception that the CEO’s job is at risk when you are doing labor negotiating.” Snoble’s contract, which expires Sept. 30, requires the MTA to give Snoble 60 days’ notice of termination. But the board declined to take action on the contract, effectively renewing its terms for another year. Snoble declined to comment. During Snoble’s term, the MTA has faced rocky financial times with a $120 million structural deficit. But with recently wrapped-up labor negotiations, construction on track and a 10-year consent decree nearing expiration, Snoble has enjoyed mixed reviews from board members. “There are still concerns about how we deal with our bus service as a whole. That’s what we need to see. Either the board hasn’t provided leadership or (Snoble) hasn’t provided leadership to the board,” said John Fasana, a Duarte council member who sits on the MTA board. With no formal performance review and despite the MTA’s growing financial woes, the agency’s CEO, Roger Snoble, secured an extension of his $302,375-a-year job during a closed-door meeting Thursday. The default action allowed the 61-year-old executive’s four-year contract to roll over for a second one-year term. Some of the 13 board members said with four members absent, including Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the board decided to delay a formal decision. Others blamed recently wrapped-up labor negotiations between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and its largest unions for diverting attention from Snoble’s performance at the $3 billion agency. last_img

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