Initiative 976 is another of Tim Eyman’s initiatives that people better think really hard about before they vote.
Sure, it would help many people save on their car tabs, which is good, but think about all the problems it will create. It would cut funding for Sound Transit and many jobs would be cut. If it passes, I hope it isn’t one of you who voted for it.
Some other agencies that could see cuts are some Washington State Patrol activities, state ferry maintenance, highway construction, county roads and bridges and bike and pedestrian projects. It would also threaten projects for building sidewalks, repaving streets and warning lights in school zones.
I really believe that newspapers should publish this information; it might give people food for thought. It would be doing a public disservice if voters don’t think things through.