When the Seattle City Council voted unanimously to approve the plan for replacing the viaduct with a $4.2 billion tunnel, Mike McGinn, who built his campaign vowing to kill the project, did a dramatic 180. "If I'm elected Mayor, although I disagree with this decision, it will be my job to uphold and execute this agreement," he declared nearly one month ago. "It is not the Mayor's job to withhold the cooperation of city government in executing this agreement."In other words, Seattle may find itself stuck with a much bigger bill on McGinn's watch, which is never good for the whole "getting reelected" thing that happens four years from now. Maybe this is why he was so opposed to the tunnel. McGinn has not responded to a message left earlier today.
Friday, November 13, 2009
"Mike McGinn's First Assignment: Figure Out How to Pay for the Tunnel He Hates"
Laura Onstot (The Daily Weekly):