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BUSES: Pierce Transit doesn’t care what voters want

Letter by Bradley Cunningham, Fircrest on Nov. 1, 2012 at 1:36 pm with No Comments »
November 1, 2012 1:36 pm

By putting Proposition 1 on the ballot again just 22 months after voters soundly rejected it, Pierce Transit is telling the community that it doesn’t care what voters have to say. Pierce Transit is pushing forward with its own wasteful agenda in spite of voters.

Voters clearly indicated in 2011 that they want a more responsible transit agency, more realistic compensation packages, fewer empty buses and to finally get rid of CEO Lynne Griffith. Instead, they got cut out of the process so Pierce Transit could forge ahead with its own self-serving agenda, despite the will of the voters.

The first principle of community service should be to give the community what it asks for. If transit officials supported democracy, they wouldn’t have cut voters out of the process in pursuit of their own agenda. Approving this kind of behavior would set a dangerous precedent.

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