Let me see if I understand this correctly: Snohomish County rural roads have too much traffic due to new development. But rather than improve the roads to carry this extra traffic, Snohomish County’s solution is to change the road standards to make the increased congestion OK, so that the county can allow even more new development to add even more traffic to these rural roads. I don’t think that was the intent of the Growth Management Act. How about charging the developers enough so that the new traffic from the new developments pays for the road improvements? Or is the County Council too deep in the back pockets of the developers to make the developers pay the true cost of their traffic impacts?