On the eve of an election in Seattle related to the deep-bore tunnel, state Department of Transportation (WSDOT) employees are once again withholding records. It happened before; it should be no surprise that it is happening again because the watchdog agency that should stop this behavior, the Executive Ethics Board (EEB), has signaled it will do nothing.
The last time WSDOT employees withheld records on the eve of a Seattle election, it took a superior court order to make the EEB conduct an investigation. The multibillion-dollar, deep-bore tunnel was a central issue then, too.
The ink was barely dry on …