The Seattle Times has a big piece today featuring some comments from our very own Big Media Ben. The accompanying graphic is truly a work of art, that really strips out all the misleading aggregate numbers and breaks down what goes where.
If I have to quibble, I’d like to have seen some sort of reference to sub-area equity, because I think the misperception that each sub-area’s money is going to fund somebody else is both common and cynically exploited by anti-transit opponents. After all, the individual sub-area revenues and budgets are broken out here (Page A-5). As an undecided Pierce County voter, for instance, I’d probably be interested in exactly what the project did for me and my neighbors, and making sure it wasn’t a scam causing me to fund a bunch of hippies on Capitol Hill.
All in all, however, bravo.