Monthly Archives: March 2011

Vote on tunnel may happen no matter what

Regardless of how the legal wrangling plays out this week over the proposed referendum on the tunnel, voters will likely get a chance to vote on a significant part of the funding for the deep bore tunnel. The Port of … Continue reading

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Tunnel polls promising

Recent surveys such as a Elway tunnel poll suggests that a 99 Tunnel vote could go either way. But there are some interesting takeaways. In the poll, among all respondents, the elevated options combined (retrofit or rebuild) beat the tunnel 38% to Photo courtesy … Continue reading

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Tunnel won’t improve Seattle’s ‘tax base’

Digging a tunnel to replace the unsafe viaduct won’t increase property tax revenue Last week I attended a well organized and relevant seminar called “The New Economic Alliance between Environmental and Business Interests:Not Your Father’s Environmental Movement.” This take on … Continue reading

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Census: keep in mind…

Census results, to some of us, are a like a very slowly breaking pinata. First we got the 2010 state totals. Lately we’ve been getting the local figures and their components. This has set the Nerdisphere on a protracted sugar rush while … Continue reading

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Citytank looks at the promise of cities

Dan Bertolet of hugeasscity and PubliCola fame has started a new blog called Citytank. Its mission is “to propagate ideas that help fulfill the promise of cities to both expand the human spirit, and sustain a thriving Courtesy of … Continue reading

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