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.

13 March 2007

Back to square one

If you have not already heard, both Seattle ballot measures regarding the fate of the Alaskan Way Viaduct were defeated tonight. Given that the tunnel option failed miserably by a lopsided 30-70% margin, I hope this will be the last we hear of that horrible plan. While the rebuild lost by a relatively close 45-55% margin, I doubt anybody can quite call that poor plan dead yet. Now is the time for the local and state governments to compromise on the surface/transit option, the best yet oddly absent choice and one that would be the least burden to Joe Taxpayer.



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