[nfbwatlk] {Disarmed} FW: The Decision: Will the Council Save Metro?

Mike Freeman k7uij at panix.com
Tue Jul 26 02:57:17 UTC 2011

What happened in today's vote?


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 Save King County Metro




EKWuD%2FN8P36> Them Accountable: Attend the Final Decision
Monday 3pm in Seattle

It all comes down to this. On Monday, the King County Council will vote on
whether to save King County Metro.

More than 12,500 people signed petitions and wrote letters to the council
and more than 1,500 people turned out to public hearings. A majority of the
King County Council now supports saving Metro. And yet, we still need one
more vote.

Hold the King County councilmembers accountable.

OYMHGyLu0CbXa> the council meeting that will decide it all.
RSVP now.

We've heard heart-wrenching and terrifying stories about how the bus cuts
will affect real people - the stories that bring tears to our eyes - people
losing jobs, losing access to critical medical care, and being stranded in
their neighborhood. With 190+ bus route cuts significantly hurting 4 out of
5 bus riders, these stories would be the norm, not the exception.

The state legislature gave King County Council one option to this problem:
the "congestion relief charge." It's a two-year stop-gap measure until the
state legislature finds a permanent solution. But the council must adopt it
to save our buses now.

Although a majority of the council supports saving King County Metro, we
need a supermajority to pass the stop-gap measure. Right now, five
councilmembers support saving King County Metro: Larry Phillips, Joe
McDermott, Bob Ferguson, Julia Patterson, and Larry Gossett.

Four councilmembers do not yet support the stop-gap measure: Reagan Dunn,
Jane Hague, Kathy Lambert, and Pete von Reichbauer.  We need to hold them

%2FxRGUKWuD%2FN8P36> the decision. Testify. Hold them accountable.

XOLhcgQICsUK8oK> July 25, 3pm
Council Chambers, 10th floor
King County Courthouse
516 Third Ave
Seattle, WA

The fight isn't easy, but together we can win.


Brock Howell
Field Director
Transportation for Washington

P.S. There's still time to send letters to the King County councilmembers.

(1) Write
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(2) Ask
kKWuD%2FN8P36> your friends to join you.
(3) Join
AJEKWuD%2FN8P36> us on Facebook.
(4) Attend
QZYvkKWuD%2FN8P36> the decision.


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