Page 12 of the January 24, 2007 issue of the Bellevue Reporter (not yet online) reports:
"Bellevue-area Rep. Fred Jarrett joined Gov. Chris Gregoire last Thursday in rejecting the city of Seattle’s proposal for a possible public vote March 13 on replacing the viaduct.”
“ He (Jarrett) said moving funds from the less traveled Alaskan Way viaduct to the congested I-405 and 520 bridge makes fiscal sense, particularly when Seattle can’t even come up with an acceptable timeline to bring the question to the voters.”
"Reps. Helen Sommers and Mary Lou Dickerson said in a news release:
The people in our district- as well as in most Seattle districts— voted in 2005 to sustain the increased revenues because they had confidence that the viaduct was a priority project. We need to respect that confidence.”
It's called bait-and-switch, folks.
Remember that when the November 2007 vote for RTID/Sound Transit comes up.