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4/6/2009  4:08:00 PM
Nick Licata (206) 684-8803 Dana Robinson Slote, (206) 615-0061

Councilmember Nick Licata

Statement by Councilmember Licata on Supporting a Yellow-Light Vote for $200+ Million Mercer Project

Since 2004, I have argued that funds being considered for development of the Mercer Corridor should be used to address more pressing transportation needs. There still remains a difference of opinion on the City Council and in the public about whether the $200 million dollar project is a good use of taxpayer dollars. Still, I am gratified that today I have a piece of Mercer legislation I can support. For that, I thank my colleagues on the Council for showing with their vote that they share my long-held belief that the project should not get a green light until a realistic funding plan is in place.

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