News Up or Down on the Rebuild
posted by February 14 at 11:08 AMon
Two months ago, after Gov. Christine Gregoire’s first iteration of her viaduct position—a vote between the rebuild and the tunnel— I slogged that the vote was booby-trapped against the tunnel because, as everyone knew, the tunnel didn’t have a legit plan yet. So, at that time, I suggested an up or down vote on the rebuild.
Well, we’re back again. Only now it’s literal. With the governor’s latest iteration of her position on the viaduct, the state has declared the tunnel dead and the dual vote irrelevant.
Okay. So, as I said two months ago, if the rebuild is currently the only fully realized plan, let voters have an up or down say on that plan.
The city council should scramble and let the public vote yea or nay on the rebuild without having to do what amounts to calculus book run-off voting in this bizarre tunnel/rebuild vote scheduled for next month.