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July 10, 2017
Interim staffing changes at Toronto Parking Authority
  
**This news release is being issued by the City of Toronto on behalf of the Toronto Parking Authority.**

At its meeting today, the interim Toronto Parking Authority (TPA) Board named Andy Koropeski, the TPA's Vice-President of Operations, as interim President.

At its meeting last week, City Council adopted the Auditor General's report, Observations of a Land Acquisition at Finch Avenue West and Arrow Road by the Toronto Parking Authority – Part 2. The Council decision is available at http://ow.ly/S1eo30drNzy.

In response to Council's decision, the members of the TPA Board of Directors were placed on a leave of absence while an independent investigation into all matters related to the land acquisition transaction is conducted.

Lorne Persiko, President, TPA and Marie Casista, Vice-President, Real Estate, Development & Marketing, TPA confirmed the best way for the City to move forward effectively and clear any concerns about the process is for them and members of the board to step away from their work at the TPA while an independent investigation into all matters related to the transaction can take place. They will remain on administrative leave until further notice.

The Interim TPA Board consists of City Manager Peter Wallace, Deputy City Manager Giuliana Carbone and Chief Corporate Officer Josie Scioli.

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Wynna Brown
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wynna.brown@toronto.ca

 

 

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