City Greg Nickels Cares What People Think. Just Not This Time.
posted by October 16 at 13:11 PMon
Mayor Nickels told the Seattle Times today that anything less than a cut-and-cover tunnel replacement for the Alaskan Way Viaduct would be “unacceptable.” His statements came in response to a new Times poll showing that voters overwhelmingly support rebuilding the viaduct, by a margin of two to one.
As Stranger and Slog readers know, I’m no supporter of rebuilding the viaduct. However, isn’t this the same mayor who called vociferously for a vote on the monorail (money quote: “Give the voters a say in this matter”), and then supported killing the project after it lost its fifth and final vote? The people have spoken on the viaduct too, but Nickels only listens when he likes what they’re saying.