Becky S.
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Nov 25, 2009 Becky S. commented on Chopp on Chopp.
Is Frank Chopp planning to try again to slash the Clean Energy Initiative (I-937)? Climate change is a pretty important issue in his district, and all over the place for that matter. The State Legislature should be working to protect I-937, not weaken it.
Nov 25, 2009 Becky S. commented on Sierra Club Is Recruiting New Volunteers.
Thank you Frizzelle, Sierra Club is indeed a great way to learn how a real ground game grassroots campaign is created and executed. It's also a great place to meet people who care about climate change, protecting clean water and getting superior candidates elected.

As to the incorrect/semi-lucid comment placed by Max Solomon... not worth the time commenting - he's probably just upset that his fave candidate Hutchison lost.
Sep 30, 2009 Becky S. commented on Poll: A Tie for Mayor.
@11 in Mallahan's KUOW interview he said he only managed between 20 and 30 individuals - not department heads. Mallahan's management experience is not nearly as grand as he'd like us to believe.
Sep 29, 2009 Becky S. commented on Mallahan: More Missed Votes.
@14 I'm glad that I'm not the only one that is irked that Mallahan is running around town saying that for his whole adult live he has planned for a career politics, but meanwhile he didn't even vote regularly. Those two things do not add up at all.

If Mallahan is telling us the truth, then this doesn't speak well of his ability to plan for the future. The most basic thing you need to do to be part of the political process it to vote! The next level of involvement would be to attend a city council hearing or participate in a community group or do something. Helping at a fundraiser for your kid's private school doesn't count (Wurstfest). It also doesn't count to try and take credit for the good things your spouse did.

Sep 21, 2009 Becky S. commented on Mike McGinn: Soothsayer.
Can somebody ask Charla/Joe about Seattle's share of the tunnel project? She is touting the state's generosity in building the mega-tunnel with no downtown exits but...

What is Mallahan/Neuman's plan to pay for the expected $1.2 billion dollars in cost overruns and the $930 million in set costs that our generous state legislature has granted us?
Sep 21, 2009 Becky S. commented on Mike McGinn: Soothsayer.
@18, yep. Mallahan was extremely mean and low-down with the anti-Nickels commercials. His message was in vague sound bites with little in the way of details. Probably we should expect more of the same.
Sep 17, 2009 Becky S. commented on Mallahan Winning Coveted Union Support.
Maybe you can refresh my memory @29, do you remember what the same polls said before the primary? Where was McGinn polling then compared to how he did in that election?

I think the unions are making a mistake here, McGinn isn't against building stuff, he is against a multi-billion dollar boondoggle mega-tunnel that has Seattle residents on the hook for all of the cost overruns.

Sep 16, 2009 Becky S. commented on McGinn Wants to Put Light-Rail Extension on Ballot Within Two Years.
@27 the problem with RTID was that it spent the lion's share of the roads money on 182 miles of new sprawl highways like the Cross Base Highway. It did very little to fix our crumbling infrastructure. If it had been a fix-it-first proposal then Sierra Club would have supported it - but it wasn't, it was a, "here, we'll give you some light rail if you let us build huge sprawl highways" proposal.

Voters in Seattle love rail, hate sprawl.
Sep 10, 2009 Becky S. commented on It May Be A While Until We Have a New (Permanent) Police Chief.
Well, I think it was pretty clear from today's debate that McGinn is the guy who knows how to run things. He has a strong grasp of the issues and on police and crime his comments went beyond more cops blah blah to the root of the problem. He offered ideas to help young people - especially at-risk youth, by offering job and educational opportunities.

Aug 13, 2009 Becky S. commented on McGinn Responds.
Ahoy Schmucky,
60% of viaduct users take downtown exits. The tunnel is only helpful to 40% of travelers. 70% of Seattle doesn't want the tunnel. 90% of these mega transportation projects go over budget (according to an Oxford study). When they do go over budget, they do so by an average of 30%. 100% of which would be for Seattle taxpayers to pay.