Nickels on Licata
What a condescending statement from Nickels on Nick Licata.
The Team Nickels press release says:
“Congratulations to Councilmember Licata on his election as the new city council president,” Nickels said. “Nick and I have worked together for four years on many important issues, including public safety and civil rights. The people of Seattle will find in him a strong advocate of the arts and open space. I know that he will serve the city council well as president.”
Worked together? Mainly, Nickels has accused Licata of being “anti-jobs” for consistently truth-squading Nickels’s South Lake Union agenda.
Uh, “arts and open space” …sure.
But here’s hoping Licata challenges Nickels right off the bat on the fire levy funding fiasco. Licata should call on Nickels to rein in the project. It’s currently 40%, or $67million over-budget. And we all know how outraged Mayor Gridlock gets when things go over budget. Uggh, what a hypocrite the mayor is.
Licata voted the wrong way last week when the council approved the first bit of levy spending, but let’s hope, now that he’s a cocky council president, he’ll take it to Team Hypocrisy.