For better or for worse, Mayor Greg Nickels’ decision to concede the primary on Friday ensures that Seattle will again debate what to do about the dilapidating Alaskan Way Viaduct. Mike McGinn will continue to argue that the tunnel option – agreed upon by Seattle, under Nickels, the county, the Port of Seattle and the state – is a waste of money that will not reduce cars and the emission of greenhouse gases.Meanwhile, McGinn on Friday questioned what real impact Mallahan’s self-proclaimed management chops would have when it is the state that will be doing the project.
Mallahan spokeswoman Charla Neuman said: "He's going to have to be very aggressive to insert yourself to make sure all the contractors and agencies are working together."
Sunday, August 23, 2009
"McGinn's victory means viaduct debate will continue"
kery murakami (Seattle PostGlobe):