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Monday, November 7, 2011

It's Official: McGinn (Still) Opposes Kemper Freeman's I-1125

Posted by on Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 12:30 PM

Not that it's much of a surprise, but today Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn again made clear that he opposes Initiative 1125, which was bought and paid for by one of his leading critics, Bellevue developer Kemper "McGinn is Knifing Seattle Retail" Freeman.

The mayor announced this morning that he's urging Seattle residents to "vote no" on Freeman's anti-tolling, light-rail-derailing I-1125 because, as McGinn put it, the measure would "harm transit."

I'm not sure why McGinn waited until the day before election day to sign an anti-1125 resolution that the Seattle City Council passed unanimously a week ago. (UPDATE: Mayoral spokesperson Lori Patrick tells me, "We were seeking clarification regarding legal requirements related to the mayor’s signature.")

But there you have it: McGinn says vote no.


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Mahtli69 1
Phew! ... I was holding off on voting at all until I heard what McGinn had to say about this.

Or not.
Posted by Mahtli69 on November 7, 2011 at 12:50 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 2

"Harm" transit in Bellevue...where he is not Mayor.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe on November 7, 2011 at 1:53 PM · Report this
Looking For a Better Read 3
Coming out in opposition to an issue the day before the election is not the most effecive way to sway opinion. His staff explaination is BS - the mayor didn't need to sign anything to pen an op-ed or simply make a statement to the media.

Has there ever been a less relevant mayor in Seattle? I'm not a native, so I'm seriously interested in the answer to this question.
Posted by Looking For a Better Read on November 7, 2011 at 4:00 PM · Report this
this is such a bad piece of legislation, that i kind of hope it passes & the idiots of this state have to live w/ the consequences. perhaps nothing sums up the pathetic state of american democracy as well as i-1125 & i-1183.
Posted by philosophy school dropout on November 7, 2011 at 5:57 PM · Report this

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