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No money for a new Magnolia Bridge? No problem. The City Council is imposing a $200 million Waterfront Park local improvement district (LID) assessment on 4,900 homeowners and 1,300 business/property owners — with no vote.

The council sees Magnolia as another piggy bank with great wealth to be mined. Stay tuned for a Magnolia LID.

Steve Danishek, Seattle