Greg who?

March 22, 2007 at 6:21 am | In Transportation, Viaduct vote | 9 Comments

This morning’s P-I dissection of Pointlessness at the Polls points out, pointedly, that despite WS being home to Hizzoner, our collective voting position was a 180 from his. (P.S. Don’t forget, the Lame-Duck-A-Duct is closed most of this weekend.)

9 Comments

  1. So the people that actually USE the viaduct favor a replacement. Those who probably never use it want the tunnel. Makes sense to me.

    It is interesting to note that apparently White Center voted too (65%) odd, since White Center is not part of Seattle.

    These facts still remain:
    – this was an advisory measure, so it was, by definition, meaningless
    – people are going to try and read into it whatever suits them (this is the no/no crowd)
    – our leaders are incapable of leading (yes, I’m talkin’ to you, Greg and Chris)

    Comment by Eric — 7:54 am March 22, 2007 #

  2. I know it’s cool to call this the “meaningless” or “pointless” election, but frankly, it seems pretty darned meaningful to me. It killed a tunnel and forced our “leaders” to pay attention to what the PEOPLE want, and hopefully come up with an innovative solution. I mean, shouldn’t we be the least bit thankful that they even give a crap about what we think?

    Comment by anon — 8:52 am March 22, 2007 #

  3. I have inside info that Greg just shows up for the photo ops.

    Comment by Chet — 10:00 am March 22, 2007 #

  4. anon – we can let them know what we think when they are up for re-election. The City just blew a million dollars on a pointless poll.

    Why is it pointless? Becasue the governor first said there needed to be a vote. Then she changed her mind. Then at the last second, they come up with this stupid “tunnel lite” – 4 lanes using the shoulders at peak times witha 35mph speed limit. Then the state said that wouldn’t work.

    What did you expect the outcome of the tunnel vote to be given the cluster they made of that choice.

    The “Seattle Process” is the reason we are so far behind on many projects. I say it is time we elect some leaders with vision and some *****.

    Comment by Eric — 11:36 am March 22, 2007 #

  5. I agree that there is a definite inneficient “Seattle Process,” which we have seen over and over again (MONORAIL). For some reason none of our “leaders” can agree on anything and actually stick to it.
    But I still think the election was NOT pointless. It better centered the debate and offered at least SOME direction, namely NO TUNNEL!

    Comment by anon — 1:09 pm March 22, 2007 #

  6. I think whatever we do, it should be done right the first time. Why screw with somethnig that is temporary? Waste of money. Look at what happened with the Kingdome, for example. What was the original ball field supposed to look like vs the end result that was eventually torn down and a real field put up 20 + years later. I’m no sports fan though. It seems to me no politician wants to step up and decide. Instead, they look to the voters to decide so they can point the finger if it fails. Cop out while saying that was the best descision (to let the ave Joe decide). Gutless wonders!

    Comment by Chet — 3:20 pm March 22, 2007 #

  7. Yes, speaking of voting and the Kingdome. Seattle voters voted THAT down and they built it anyway. And did you know that we are still paying off the mortagage on the Kingdome?
    All this current city government is concerned with is lining its own pockets with our tax dollars and pandering to developers who could give a rat’s ass what impact they have on neighborhoods and the people that live in them.
    whew..glad I got that off my chest.

    Comment by flipjack — 4:15 pm March 22, 2007 #

  8. Ha! I decided to start my own country. Anywhere I am, anyone within a 20ft radius of me will be taxed. I will determine the taxes, and you must pay. Just letting you all know…
    ;)

    Comment by Bill — 5:53 pm March 22, 2007 #

  9. Amen flipjack

    Comment by Chet — 7:54 am March 23, 2007 #

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