Tunnel Ballot Measure http://www.kplu.org en Seattle can vote on viaduct tunnel, judge says http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-can-vote-viaduct-tunnel-judge-says <p>Seattle voters will have a chance to chime in again on the planned deep-bore tunnel that&#39;s supposed to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct.&nbsp;</p><p>That&#39;s the word from Judge Laura Middaugh who this afternoon sided with the supporters of a referendum, saying<a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2015105379_tunnelpreview21m.html">&nbsp; her goal is to make sure that the voices of the people are heard when a policy decision is made.</a>&nbsp; She said she had not been able to find any precedents in case law to support her stance.</p> Fri, 20 May 2011 23:11:52 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 1639 at http://www.kplu.org Judge clears way for tunnel vote http://www.kplu.org/post/judge-clears-way-tunnel-vote <p>A vote on whether to build a tunnel to replace the aging Alaskan Way viaduct can take place, a King County Judge ruled today (Friday).</p><p>King County Superior Court Judge Laura Middaugh said some parts of the agreements that cover utilities, insurance, right-of-way and other issues can be in the referendum but others can&#39;t. She&#39;ll hear arguments next Friday on which parts could be included in an August vote and whether she has the authority to partially rewrite language in the&nbsp;referendum.</p> Fri, 13 May 2011 21:45:49 +0000 Gary Crawford 1598 at http://www.kplu.org Tunnel vote likely in Seattle, but it may not resolve anything http://www.kplu.org/post/tunnel-vote-likely-seattle-it-may-not-resolve-anything <p>Opponents of the tunnel proposed to replace Seattle&rsquo;s aging Alaskan Way Viaduct say they&rsquo;ve gathered more than enough signatures to force a public vote. But a new poll suggests that won&rsquo;t <u>settle</u> the contentious issue.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 29 Mar 2011 14:22:37 +0000 Liam Moriarty 1092 at http://www.kplu.org Tunnel vote likely in Seattle, but it may not resolve anything McGinn: Take the viaduct down by next year http://www.kplu.org/post/mcginn-take-viaduct-down-next-year <p>Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn says he thinks the city&rsquo;s waterfront viaduct poses an earthquake risk and should be taken down next year.</p><p>That&#39;s a good four years before the viaduct&#39;s planned replacement -- a deep-bore tunnel under downtown -- would be ready. Tue, 15 Mar 2011 14:41:56 +0000 Liam Moriarty 998 at http://www.kplu.org McGinn: Take the viaduct down by next year Seattle City Council overrides mayor’s tunnel veto, groups push for public vote http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-city-council-overrides-mayor%E2%80%99s-tunnel-veto-groups-push-public-vote <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-955172.mp3</p><p>If you&rsquo;re waiting for the final chapter in the saga of Seattle&rsquo;s Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement, don&rsquo;t hold your breath. The latest action by the city council has triggered an effort to put the question to the voters again.</p> Mon, 28 Feb 2011 22:24:21 +0000 Liam Moriarty 894 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle City Council overrides mayor’s tunnel veto, groups push for public vote