The Oct. 24 Herald story, “Report faults Sound Transit,” is typical Monday morning quarterbacking!
The idea put forth by state Sens. Mike Padden and Steve O’Ban is that the general public was duped by Sound Transit on the amount of money their new car tabs would cost. As an informed citizen of the state, my vote was not on the tabs cost, but on bringing relief to the traffic nightmares on our roadways.
As for being duped, that is what we have elected officials to make sure all revenues are fair and applied equally without regards to the local power brokers. The two senators are vocal in their report and the only way they can take the moral high ground is that before the public vote, they gave warnings to the extreme costs of instituting light rail service to the Puget Sound area.
Without the advance warnings, the senators’ due diligence to details, means they did not take their responsibilities seriously and it is not intrusive to ask why they opted for public service? They had the opportunity to ask the right questions and they did not. Please take credit for your mistakes and learn from them. Rather than saying we were duped. That is not very smart.