The Moderate Washingtonian

Outlook on politics and elections in the state of Washington from an overall centrist viewpoint. My views tend to be libertarian in nature, but at the same time are largely nonpartisan.

20 January 2007

Viaduct vote is on

Even with Chris Gregoire coming to her senses and giving Mayor Nickels and the rest of Seattle's government a tunnel ultimatum, the Council voted yesterday to still go forward with an advisory vote for residents to choose between the underground tunnel of the city government or the rebuild of the state government. Given that Gregoire and Frank Chopp have said they would put the kibosh on state funding of the Viaduct if the city does not allow a rebuild and rather divert funding to SR-520, the question before Seattle voters will apparently be to accept another eyesore and have help paying for it or finance a more expensive tunnel by themselves. In addition, Port Commissioners Bob Edwards and Lloyd Hara have sided with the state and promised removal of $200M earmarked for the Viaduct. I'm predicting a landslide result March 13.

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At 1:45 PM, Blogger Patrick said...

Do you read Palousitics?

Thought you might enjoy checking them out if you haven't already.

At 2:34 PM, Blogger TMW said...

I do now and then (moreso now that I live within their jurisdiction), though I don't list them amongst my favoured weblogs since they tend to be a little more partisan and conservative than I prefer.


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