Rev. Bruce Wall was on BNN's "Codman Square Update" yesterday and discussed the whole Keolis invoice thing, says a) his name was only on the invoice because he was head of a community group aimed at promoting diversity in commuter-rail hiring but that he had nothing to do with its creation or delivery - that's Eugene Rivers's doing - but that b)
Technically, what the organization really tried to shake up [Keolis] because we felt that [Keolis] was pulling away from their commitment to us to work with us, and so a recommendation was bring them an invoice for our fee for services, not expecting anything to come back financially, but that it would shake them up, that it was serious.
Still, he continued:
Now I'm in a position where I have to defend myself against the accusations that Bruce Wall, the "man of integrity," has tried to "shake down", not shake down but in essence shake up this commuter rail system.
Wall said he is resigning from the community group because he can't be a part of a group that would do something he would get blamed for that he had nothing to do with:
I cannot allow the group to make decisions that impact on my future work in this city.
Note: The discussion starts around 3:00.
H/t David Palomares for posting the video.
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