A King County judge has declared illegal the initiative for a recall vote on the voter-approved Seattle monorail project. The Seattle Times reports:
The measure, which has collected enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot, seeks to block construction of a new monorail on city streets and sidewalks.
Gonzalez found that the I-83 campaign was an attempt to have what he called a revote or an "end run" after voters narrowly approved the 14-mile Green Line two years ago.
The judge said the initiative would also violate the state Growth Management Act because the monorail is considered an "essential public facility" under other state legislation and is therefore not subject to repeal now by a voter initiative.
Attorneys for the opposition to the monorail are discussing whether and how to appeal the ruling.
Go ahead. Make my day.Posted by Matt Rosenberg at August 13, 2004 04:47 PM | Email This