I’m amazed at County Executive Bob Drewel’s flagrant denial of Initiative 722 against the 59 percent mandate by the voters of Snohomish County (“Drewel vetoes road-tax provision: Rejecting I-722 limit, he urges money to fight congestion,” news story, Dec. 7). If he can’t obey the will of the people, it is time for him to resign, and that goes for Assessor Gail Rauch as well as anyone else who rubber-stamps Drewel’s demands.
Creating more roads only furthers the Californification of Snohomish County. It would make more sense to have more park and ride areas, and have a bus system coordinated with other Puget Sound systems to move large numbers of people. In New Jersey several railroads closed down in favor of buses to move commuters to the metropolitan centers. The proposed light rail system and new roads will mostly benefit the construction people.