Grosso Wants Evans To Quit Metro Board

Grosso calls on Jack Evans to resign from Metro board.

(Washington, DC) — DC  At-Large Councilmember David Grosso is call for Ward 2 Councilman Jack Evans to resign from the WMATA Board.  This comes after Evans is acknowledging he violated the board’s ethics code by not disclosing a conflict of interest. The Washington Post reports Evan’s admission is a reversal from comments he made Tuesday, in which he claimed the board’s ethics committee had cleared him of all violations.  In a statement, Grosso said, “Councilmember Jack Evans’ reputation and ability to faithfully represent the people of the District of Columbia to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority are beyond repair and he should resign from the Board of Directors immediately.”

Evans also previously claimed his decision to not seek reelection as chairman had nothing to do with the investigation. An independent investigation found evidence of multiple violations by Evans. The board’s ethics committee cited him on only one violation. His term ends June 30th.