Last time we checked, this wasnt Elizabeth Campbell. But this is who showed up when we asked Campbell to come in and explain her Monorail measure to the SECB. He thought she was coming, too. All of it was yet another indication that Campbell is too unreliable to trusted with public funds.
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  • Last time we checked, this wasn't Elizabeth Campbell. But this is who showed up when we asked Campbell to come in and explain her Monorail measure to the Stranger Election Control Board. This guy thought Campbell was coming, too, and all of it was just one more indication that Campbell—whose measure would place her on a board with $2 million a year at its disposal—is just too unreliable to be trusted with public funds.

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Let's get something straight: Seattle Citizen Petition No. 1 is not a vote to build a Monorail. (A project that, yeah, the SECB has championed in the past, back when we were younger and hotter and a superior plan was on the table.) This is a vote to study building a Monorail—again—this time by giving $2 million a year in car-tab fees to a bunch of people who couldn't even get their shit together long enough to write a voters' guide statement. That's right: In the King County Voters' Guide, you'll find a blank spot where their "statement for" should be. Kinda sums it up. Elizabeth Campbell, the maddening civic gadfly who ran the stealth campaign to put this thing on the ballot, also couldn't be bothered to show up for an already rescheduled meeting with the SECB. She blamed her scheduler for confusion, saying: "I can't do everything myself. That's why I pay her the money." This was yet another indication that Campbell, who the fine print of this measure would place on the board of this new "study" agency, should not be trusted with public funds. At a time when we're moving, albeit insanely slowly, toward adding more light-rail lines—perhaps along the very corridor this measure would study, Ballard to West Seattle—we don't need this kind of wasteful distraction. Vote no.

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