"We need something and things are only going to get worse. What other solution can they offer? How many ballots do they want? " Andrejs Dimbirs "I...

West Seattle


“We need something and things are only going to get worse. What other solution can they offer? How many ballots do they want?”


— Andrejs Dimbirs


“I paid the extra taxes for no reason at all.”


— Hans Oksendahl


“If something goes wrong with the viaduct, we’re lost. I think he [Nickels] could have worked something out. And he’s a West Seattle guy.”


— Bob Cysewski


“If he thought it was in the best interest of the community and made economic sense, he would certainly have kept it alive. Seattle needs some sort of mass transit because our roads are so crowded, but they didn’t do their homework.”


— Leon Capelouto


Ballard


“It’s not terribly surprising news, but it’s another signal that we haven’t quite gotten our transportation issues right. What we’ve seen, particularly in Ballard, is [the mayor] acts decisively and makes a decision and that’s the end of it.”


— Beth Miller


“They spent way too much money on it and it wasn’t worth it.”


— Adam Weaver


“The money needs to go for bigger things.”


— Karin Carmignani


“I thought it was a great idea, but I understand why the mayor did what he had to do. It’s his job. There was an endless piggy bank they could raid whenever they wanted. It was too ambitious.”


— David Kuehnell


“It was a bold, brave move the mayor made to pull the permits.”


— Jaime Armstrong