News Elect Greg Nickels
posted by December 13 at 13:31 PMon
This is a first … (at least since enthusiastically supporting his candidacy in 2001 … but then becoming disenchanted) … I enthusiastically support his candidacy again.
There’s some unscripted business going on at today’s Sound Transit board meeting. They’re electing a new board chair. And Mayor Greg Nickels wants it.
Given that Nickels has called for a 2008 vote on light rail and could wield some bully pulpit Seattle power to that end—I want him. Technically, it’s Snohomish County’s turn to field the chair. Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon might go after the spot. (The outgoing chair is Pierce County’s John Ladenburg.)
They just started the meeting (where they’re talking about their Oly agenda.) I’ll let you know how it all goes.