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For the first time in years, bosses evaluate Hillsborough transit agency director

TAMPA — The head of the Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission got a real evaluation Wednesday. And it wasn't quite as glowing as one he had written for himself.

Members of the transportation commission, which regulates taxis, ambulances and other cars for hire, gave Executive Director Cesar Padilla an average score of 3.7 on a scale of one to five, with five being the best.

The Tampa Bay Times reported earlier this month that Padilla has been writing his own annual evaluation for years and simply submitting it to the chairman for approval. His own evaluation scored his performance last year at 4.6.

New Chairman Victor Crist, a county commissioner, called a halt to the practice in December, having the seven-member board rate Padilla instead.

For the first time in years, bosses evaluate Hillsborough transit agency director 01/23/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 7:40pm]
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