A light note at last night’s TNT roads and transit forum:
At one point a citizen in the audience accused the Sierra Club and other environmental groups of holding Pierce County’s Cross Base Highway project “hostage.” Others shouted agreement. Panel member Tim Gould of the Sierra Club was on the spot.
Melody Fleckstein, a member of the Lakewood equestrian community opposed to the project, tried to come to Gould’s rescue. She stood and told the audience she wanted to make sure Gould could get safely out of the room and into his car, so she pointed out that the Sierra Club is not one of the groups holding the project “hostage.”
Gould, who had argued all night against building new roads because of climate change, hastily declared, “I didn’t drive. I took the bus!”