PR pro Kay Stewart has been constructing quite a resume as of late as the metro area's foremost spokesperson for increased oil dependence and decreased transportation options and against just about any rational point made about mobility that can be answered with "no comment" and a wink. I've wondered aloud more than once if she actually believes anything she says.
And there's only one thing one you can do with someone like that: Hire them. Again. To trumpet the exact opposite.
TARC Hires Bridges Coalition's Kay Stewart, by Curtis Morrison, Louisville Courant
Mayor Jerry Abramson announced at this evening's "Community Meeting" that TARC has hired Kay Stewart, the Executive Director of the Bridges Coalition, as it's new Marketing Director a job which pays about $87,000/ year. Stewart's current employer is the Bridges Coalition, an Astro-turf organization organized by the Mayor to counter the authentic grassroot efforts first of the 8664 organization, and more recently the "Say No to Tolls" organization. In June, I reported the DL on Stewart, the Bridges Coalition, and their real agenda. (It's in Jerry's voice- I was experimenting- Don't worry, I don't want to do that anymore, either.) LINK.
One detail that is interesting is Stewart is currently only part-time for TARC, while she wraps up her responsiblity with the Bridges Coalition. There's obviously a conflict of interest with Stewart being an employee of the city and the Bridges Coalition non-profit at the same time.