Politics Re: Governor Thinking Broadly
posted by December 12 at 9:13 AMon
The same thing goes for building light rail without roads—and letting this “international city” vote on it (like Nickels has suggested).
I asked the governor what she thought about Mayor Nickels’s statement that Seattle should push for a light rail vote in 2008. (Gregoire has made it clear in the past that she did not want light rail to be on the ballot in ‘08—or so I was told repeatedly by the Prop. 1 campaign.)
She said: “I need a better understanding of the vote. Was it ‘No’ to roads? Was it ‘No’ to transit? Was it ‘No’ to the price tag? Should we vote on light rail without roads?”
Does that mean you’re open to a vote on light rail in ‘08? I repeated. “It’s all in play,” she said.
Most people, myself included, think she was bullshitting me. Well, Sound Transit should call her on her bullshit.
2008 is going to be a big year for Democratic voters. Putting light rail on the ballot makes sense.