The debate over Seattle’s mega-highway project, the $4.2B Deep-Bore Tunnel, continues to deepen and is anything but boring.
Seattle City Council President Richard Conlin, the subject of our two-part interview, posts for himself on Publicola: “State Overrun Language Serves Only to Alarm and Divide Seattleites.”
Over at HorsesAss.org, Goldy suggests that Richard and the rest of the Council (the ones who support the tunnel, at least) should put their money where their mouths are:
“Why not just have the council pass a resolution restating everything you just said here, that the cost overrun provision is illegal and unenforceable, and that the council would vigorously oppose any effort to impose such on Seattle taxpayers. Hell, pass an ordinance prohibiting Seattle from paying for any cost overruns.”
Meanwhile, Seattle city activist Elizabeth Campbell, whose Seattle Citizens Against the Tunnel is poised to file suit against the tunnel once the City Council acts, has raised a possible conflict of interest against the city’s tunnel consultants.