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Thursday, November 17, 2005

The Seattle Times is Right!

Posted by on November 17 at 9:47 AM

The lead editorial in this morning’s The Seattle Times is spot on. They call for Mayor Gridlock to put up or shut up on his Viaduct tunnel plan.

Nickels, who infamously pulled the plug on the monorail because of a $400,000 or 40% budgeting shortfall in its construction plan (according to the mayor’s math anyway), is himself currently operating at a 92%—or $2.2 billion (!!)—shortfall when it comes to his highway plan.

The Seattle Times says he’s got 4 months (by March) to come up with a workable plan. I’d give the Mayor 4 weeks (seems pretty fair), but Team Gridlock doesn’t seem to be listening to the Stranger these days.