Pr. George's to replace Metro member
Metro board member Marcell Solomon has been notified by the new Prince George's county executive that his contract will be terminated Jan. 21, a move that comes as the transit authority's board experiences significant changes in its leadership.
Scott Peterson, press secretary for Rushern L. Baker III, said that Solomon has been notified of the termination and advised not to attend any more Metro meetings. The next regular board meeting is scheduled for Jan. 27, although some committee meetings are planned for Jan. 13.
Solomon is an attorney who joined the board as an alternate director in 2003, according to Metro's Web site. The work of selecting a replacement for Solomon will begin immediately, Peterson said.
Maryland member Gordon Linton officially announced his departure Dec. 16, and Chris Zimmerman of Arlington stepped down on the same day. Speculation has also focused on whether incoming D.C. Council chairman Kwame Brown (D-At Large) will remove Jim Graham from the Metro board, but Brown has not made an announcement on the matter.
Metro is also searching for a new permanent general manager. A search committee has been interviewing candidates and is expected to present a final slate to the full board for consideration soon.