News Pre-Fab Opposition
posted by April 4 at 17:48 PMon
The Tacoma News Tribune has a story about the waning momentum for a 2008 light rail ballot measure.
Part of the skepticism is that the big-money opposition is lined up against it (ha! I think that’s a reason to run an initiative: make conservatives waste money in 2008 fighting the progressive tide).
However, in the TNT story, Pierce County Exec John Ladenberg, a kinda-supporter of going to the ballot in ‘08, has a funny observation about the opposition:
He noted that the people who helped kill Roads and Transit are already gunning for the next one. One group sent out a press release Wednesday that said the new proposal was too expensive.
“I just laughed,” Ladenburg said.
“We don’t even know if we’re going to the ballot and we don’t know what our plan is. They already know what the plan is and they know it costs too much.
“Maybe we should ask them what the plan is.”