City Della Trashes Ex-Monorail Chief, Then Asks Him For Money
posted by July 27 at 17:30 PMon
David Della was a longtime, staunch opponent of the monorail, voting and speaking out against the now-scuttled project every chance he got. A Della press release issued two weeks ago once again trumpted his opposition to the project, trashing Della opponent Tim Burgess for accepting the endorsement of former Seattle Monorail Project board chairman Tom Weeks.
Under Weeks’ tenure, the monorail lost public support and was cancelled because of a flawed financing plan that ballooned to $11 billion over 50 years.
“Presenting Tim Burgess, from the people who ran the monorail into a financial sink hole,” said Della campaign consultant, Michael Grossman. “Now I understand why Tim thinks the mayor’s tunnel is such a bargain.”
Della, in other words, has hardly been shy about his disdain for the monorail and its erstwhile leaders. Which is why Weeks found it odd when Della called him—twice!—to request a donation and Weeks’s endorsement. Weeks says that Della called personally both times; the first time, he got Weeks’s answering machine, the second, his wife, Deb, who politely declined Della’s request for their support.