Northwest Voices | Letters to the Editor
Seawall replacement will be on the November ballot
Officials need to make the tough decisions
Putting the seawall replacement for a vote is a complete waste of money and precious time [“Seawall replacement to go before Seattle voters in fall,” NWTuesday, July 10]. We are not talking about funding an arena; the seawall is possibly the most crucial piece of infrastructure in the entire state. It’s on life support — and the City Council wants to put it to a vote.
What is the council going to do if the seawall itself were to fail next week? Wait for the vote? I doubt it. What is the council going to do if the seawall vote fails? Not rebuild it? Put it to another vote for considerably less money?
We elect officials to make tough decisions. Please, do you jobs!
— David Hundley, Seattle