That was sooooo not blog worthy.
Nice post, but there's no such thing as a "registered Democrat" in this state.
What strikes me is how much the political landscape here has changed in the last year, so that I don't see how Sound Transit doesn't go back to the ballot this year.
For them to miss out on doing a 2008 ballot measure would be just a breathtaking bit of political negligence.
Or maybe the question isn't if they go back to the ballot, but what with. In fact, I'd be curious what plan was being outlined in the fliers folks were handing out over the weekend. In that respect, I'm just hoping they don't make the mistake of placing light rail stations in spots that no hope for dense, pedestrian-friendly development.
Hi, Chris! I was actually doorbelling in Sims' neighborhood (Mount Baker) about the same time you were.
cressona, you should actually check out the Link expansion pages on Sound Transit's site. ST2 South and East were both great for TOD last year, and North as far as Mountlake Terrace (as far as they'll go this time, likely) certainly was too. Don't worry about problems that haven't happened, eh? :)
Actually, I want to add to that.
Sound Transit doesn't put "station locations" on tha ballot, at least past Northgate, where there's already been a huge amount of public comment and dozens of open houses. For East Link, they've had a first round of open houses, but we'll see more before they select an alignment, and they won't do any selection for North or South until neighborhood groups and area residents have had a chance to weigh in.
You aren't going to be able to attack Sound Transit on station locations, cressona. They have proposed locations listed on their site (and I know you know that), and as you can see from Sound Move, they're pretty good at picking good sites!
"Bus Rapid Transit" is an oxymoron. It is neither. It will get very few people to convert from their car to transit. Still, if it gets us more light rail, it is a compromise I'm happy to make. I'll definitely vote for it if they can manage to get it on the ballot.
Here in Iowa we call it "doorknocking".
Obviously, the best way to thank an elected for support of mass transit and diversity is to slap a picture of their private residence on the internet.
You're wrong, Ivan @ 2: you get registered with the Democratic Party when you make a contribution or attend a Democratic precinct caucus.
@9: You get IDENTIFIED as a Democrat by the party when you do those things but Washington doesn't have party registration like other states. The state itself keeps no record of what party you affiliate with. The political parties keep their own records of who they have identified as likely Democrats, Republicans or Independents but there is no such thing as a registered .
I'm glad to hear Sims may be moving on thanks to a challenger. Now, who's going to fix the Nickels problem?
Cuyahoga @ 10, I never suggested it was the state doing the registering. If you choose to narrow the term "register" to mean only a state function, then right, there is no state registration of party affiliation. Some of the rest of us are a little less rigid in our use of the English language, however.
Will Kelley-Kamp is a douche bag.
With apologies to douche bags, of course.
Will Kelley-Kamp. Will Kelley-Kamp.
Is that a real name?
Correction: Larry's son Brett just graduated from college back east.
I believe Larry Phillips inherited his family house. Wouldn't you if it was that nicew?
I knew douchebags very well growing up. Douchebags who were very good friends of mine. I can safely say Will Kelly is no douchebag!
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