News Erica Take a Bow
When Erica C. Barnett returns from vacation, please stop her on the street and shake her hand—or give her a round of applause.
Erica was the first reporter in town to zoom in on the never-ending taxing authority in the mayor’s original $1.1 billion transportation proposal (and Nickels had a problem with the 35-year monorail tax?) …
Erica dubbed the tax the Forever Tax.
As Council President Nick Licata said, “We could not fight a sound bite.”
It seems that Erica “Sound Bite” Barnett has a future in political consulting.
In addition, you should thank the PI, who followed up Erica’s original story with a great front-page story last month on what they called: the Never-Ending tax!
Oh, and thank Tim Eyman too, who had formed a campaign against the tax called “Vote No on the Never-Ending Tax.”