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6th-Nov-2002 08:48 pm
The monorail initiative passed.

How the hell did that happen?
6th-Nov-2002 09:35 pm (UTC)
The same way the 41st district elected a democrat to the state house.
6th-Nov-2002 09:46 pm (UTC) - Not yet - but it's looking hopeful.
They're still counting absentees, though as far as I can tell, it's still looking good. But you never know. I can't find updated totals, but all the news sources seem to be saying it's passed.

Absentee results can still take another 13 days or something. :-p
6th-Nov-2002 10:51 pm (UTC) - Re: Not yet - but it's looking hopeful.
52%-48% according to metrokc.gov, the actual vote margin being something like 5,000 votes out of 100,000 cast; so there'd have to be a lot of absentees who really hate the idea to turn that around.

Stranger things have happened, of course.

(Speaking of stranger things, I wonder what the Sound Transit folks are going to do now that 776 has toasted their budget extra crispy? Anybody for a light rail line from Eastlake to Westlake...?)
6th-Nov-2002 11:51 pm (UTC) - Re: Not yet - but it's looking hopeful.
According to Ron Sims, he's going to cut every other transportation budget to fund Sound Transit. God I hate that fucker.
7th-Nov-2002 12:09 am (UTC) - Re: Not yet - but it's looking hopeful.
Like those pol, willing to make the hard decsions to support graft.
7th-Nov-2002 12:23 am (UTC) - Re: Not yet - but it's looking hopeful.
I think he said "every Sound Transit project to fund light rail." Sound Transit has several successful programmes - busses, park-and-ride lots, commuter rail to Tacoma - and those will be cut, to keep the unstarted light-rail construction going.

7th-Nov-2002 01:07 am (UTC) - Re: Not yet - but it's looking hopeful.
How do you keep something that hasn't started, going?
6th-Nov-2002 11:06 pm (UTC)
By more people voting FOR it than AGAINST it.

Geez, and you're supposed to be smart.
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