Yesterday, the Seattle City Council voted 8-1 to ratify Council President Richard Conlin's signature on an environmental-impact document that moves the council's favored Viaduct replacement option—the deep-bore tunnel—forward and into the arena of public comment. (Mayor Mike McGinn had asked the state for another week to review the document, so the state bypassed the mayor and approached Conlin for his signature instead.)
But I couldn't reach McGinn. He's out of town for the day. And according to the city charter (Article V, Section 9), that makes Conlin acting king-mayor (it's the city council's girlish fantasies come true)!
Which raises the question: