We’re not safe from voters who approved ST3

For any clear-thinking taxpayer in the tri-county region, it seems clear that the Sound Transit board appears to be a corrupt (if not criminal) enterprise.

They lied to the voters about the ultimate cost of the ST3 ballot measure per taxpayer. Do the math! A family of four will be paying around $4,000 per year for 25 years to cover the $54 billion dollar price tag for this boondoggle. They were not upfront about how the average taxpayer would be hurt by Sound Transit’s bogus rate schedule for computing car tab fees. (Anyone happy with the amount you are now paying for your car tabs?).

They lied to the Legislature about how much money they were really asking for with ST3. By the way, Tim Eyman’s initiative calling for $30 car tabs is being circulated. Sign it and vote for it! To be fair we were adequately warned prior to the November election that something was very wrong with ST3 but, of course, the “pie in the sky” voters voted for it anyway. (Kudos to the voters in Pierce County who voted “no”).

For those of you who voted for ST3, I’m not sure I feel safe with you at large. And also predictable the local media (including The Herald and columnists like Sid Schwab) continue to support Sound Transit and apparently see nothing wrong with Sound Transit’s tactics claiming the ends justify the means.

I cannot understand how anyone with an ounce of integrity can justify serving on the Sound Transit board. It’s past time to make the board positions elected by, responsible to and held accountable by the voters. For those of you who have “buyer’s remorse” after voting for ST3, contact your legislator and ask them to call for a re-vote on ST3. I can guarantee it won’t pass.

Mike Shouse

Edmonds

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