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Eastside boost for Roads & Transit

Post by David Seago on July 31, 2007 at 5:50 am |
July 31, 2007 5:50 am

Word from the Roads & Transit campaign is that King County’s Eastside business groups are coalescing behind the massive transportation proposal on the November ballot.

That is significant because developer Kemper Freeman Jr., whose family practically built Bellevue, is a staunch ideological foe of Sound Transit in general and the Roads & Transit proposal in particular.

The Bellevue Chamber of Commerce and the Bellevue Downtown Association recently endorsed the ballot package. The measure has also picked up backing from the Washington Roundtable, a statewide business group representing large companies, and chambers of commerce in Seattle, Tacoma-Pierce County, Everett, Redmond, Renton and Issaquah.

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