UPDATE: Just as I was posting this, Pete Spalding and Vlad Oustimovitch put this up on Facebook:"McGinn's Flipflop," video (01:11).
"McGinn makes it official: He vetoes tunnel deal" (Cris Grygiel-seattlepi.com):
Mayor Mike McGinn on Thursday vetoed the legislation approved earlier this month that allows the tunnel replacement for the Alaskan Way Viaduct to move forward.Rick Anderson (The Daily Weekly):
McGinn, who had previously signaled his intention to reject the agreement with the state of Washington, sent a letter to the Council Thursday afternoon. The Council has more than enough votes to override his rejection. MORE...
Privately, a mayoral aide says, Mike McGinn has all along asked what the hell was Seattle police officer Ian Birk thinking when he tossed aside his training and marched within a few feet of a man with a knife, then in four seconds shot John T. Williams to death? Publicly, the mayor has been less outspoken, and yesterday, sitting uncomfortably at a table in the middle of a City Hall meeting room, for the most part disadvantaged--having to look up to questioning reporters and Williams supporters--he seemed passively resigned to the news that Birk would not be charged with a felony. MORE...Howie P.S.: I have an idea for the theme song for his reelection campaign: "I Fought the Law (and the city council and numerous others) and they all won!"