Danny WestneatWell, how about that. Seattle finally made up its mind about something.
Which is: We hate our mayor!
No wait, Mike McGinn, only 1 ½ years into his first term, wasn't on the ballot Tuesday.
We decided: We want a tunnel!
Talking about infrastructure.
After our last big earthquake, a major highway through town was on the verge of collapse in the next quake.
It's built on a major fault line. The mayor stalled and delayed the project as long as he could, hoping that we would all start biking to work instead of driving. The mayor doesn't personally own a bike, he borrows one to ride on. How cheap can you get?
Don't spend money to move people around. Leave an aging freeway in place that towers forty feet over the water front, and wait for something bad to happen?
It was finally decided this week that this route will be replaced; over the mayor's wishes. So the rainy city gets an underground tunnel that bypasses the waterfront, traffic will keep moving, and a major, aging, towering, overhead highway will be torn down and replaced before it comes crashing down on us.
Good job, people of Seattle.