Pierce County Executive John Ladenburg’s term as Sound Transit board chairman ended Thursday as Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels was elected to succeed him.
This Stranger’s Slog blog also reports the results of a voter survey conducted to analyze the November defeat of Proposition 1, the massive roads-and-transit package. The highlights:
Asked when a transportation measure should be presented to voters— 2008 was the huge winner. 64% said a transit only measure should go before voters in 2008. (43% said a roads only measure should go before voters in ’08.)
Asked what made Prop. 1 lose—47% of those surveyed said roads and transit should have been separate measures. (The largest block, 48% said it cost too much.)
I should add: 31% said a joint measure should go before voters in 2008. However, 27%—the second biggest percentage on that idea—said no joint measure.
The theme from staff: Prop 1’s loss was not a rejection of transit, but rejection of the package.