And it's not part-time. It's a 16, 17-hour day. I left six years ago for various reasons. The reasons I left are stillin place and still Intact. I've continued to meet with the Mayor and Art out of respect for Art as well as the officeof the Mayor, but if the expectation of what can be done is not clearly delineated publicly and privately, I cannotdo this. I cannot do this to my family. Again, that's the reason I left six years ago.
We are completely clear. You and I have had conversations. I know you've talked tothe Board, You know how I feel about this. I've told you specifically I back you up in whatever you want to do.BOARD MEMBER HERTZ: Yes.
You have our full support. You are an employee of the Miami Parking Authority. Youare our CFO. I don't like to share, basically, and Art knows this. I don't like to share Art. So I hear you. Andwhatever you want from this Board, I think I speak for them, because I know that you've expressed to mewhat they said to you, so we will support you. Tim is still on board for the next couple of weeks. Whateverneeds to be expressed to the media, you will clear it up. We don't want you to feel up against the wall.Whenever you say this is it, I want to come home, this is home to you.
BOARD MEMBER HERTZ
: That's exactly my feelings.
BOARD MEMBER JELKE
: I don't like you, but you're a good CFO for us. So I agree.
: And I think that, as you said, it speaks volumes to who you are and what you do andthe caliber of work that you do. That after claiming that there's an investigation on us, after saying that we'vedone -- you know, we've mismanaged this place, that now they're asking for you to come and help them tobail them out of their problems. So it speaks volumes of who you are, and we're very proud to have you here,so we don't want to lose you.
Then I would ask that the Board support my decision that we cease this and not go over andassist them, because I think no matter what happens, I don't think there ever will be a clear delineation of therole and expectation of me being the gatekeeper in a part-time capacity. This will only come back to harm mepersonally as well as the Authority.
: Whatever you want to do, you write that letter. And you need us to sign it -- asBoard Chair, I support you. You want me to sign a letter, I'll sign a letter. The rest of the Board –
BOARD MEMBER HERTZ:
I'll sign it.
You'll have the letter today.
: Got it.
: I appreciate it.
Right. The thing, what I would prefer, it's a technical point.
: This whole technicality.
: Yeah, I'm sorry about that. I guess that's my role sometimes. Send a letter to the Chair,and you can say that, without objection from the Board, that it's your understanding that the Board would wantyou to, you know, approve and sign on behalf of the Board such a letter saying that you support Mr.Simpson's decision due to, you know, the uncertainty of the role and the conflicts, whatever it is that's going tohe said.
We're going to run it by me.
Yeah, but-that's fine, but the point is, I don't want you circulating the letter. You justsign as the Chair. You understand what I'm saying?
Yes. Absolutely. I understand.
The letter is to the Chair, Scott, period.
: No, no, here's how it's going to happen. It's not going to go down like that. Let me be realclear. Scott works under me.