Thursday, September 16, 2004

One Man Blocks Monorail

The Monorail Recall Committee, funded exclusively by Seattle developer Martin Selig, has succeeded in getting yet another election required before the Seattle Monorail project. The fact that voters have already approved the initiative on three previous occasions doesn't seem to satisfy Mr. Selig, who must have some agenda he is pursuing here.

On a related note, the recall committee's web site is hosted by, run by Libertarian activist Cary Thomas. Odd to think of a Libertarian lined up with failed gubernatorial candidate Ron Sims and Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels, who are pushing a (more expensive) light rail plan in preference to the monorail.

How many times must the public go out to support the monorail? The project must pass every time to win. Selig's recall effort only has to win once.


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