How did this happen: BART Board members allowed to accept campaign contributions from bidders???
This rant is in response to the "Bay Citizen" article dated October 12, 2012 entitled "Behind Closed Doors, BART Closes, Reopens Bids on Contested Project"
How can a BART Board member possibly make a fair decision on the best use of the land, or which bidder to vote for, if they are allowed to accept up to $1,000 campaign contributions from same bidders?
I can't think of any good reason for them to be allowed to accept campaign contributions from bidders. Seems like corruption to me, but I'm willing to hear from other perspectives.
If not, I'd love to see this law changed so that BART Board members are not allowed to accept campaign contributions from any bidder. Seems like obvious "conflict of interest" to me. How did they get away with this?
Wondering how this happened and how this can be fixed.