I wanted to put up one more reminder about tonight’s Metro funding meeting. I would encourage everyone that can make it to show up and voice your support of the CRC. Showing up early is probably a good idea as well. The Council needs to know this is a top priority and adoption of the CRC by the council is critical. Passing this vote onto the people is poor leadership, will hurt any future transportation package (Metro or other), and is just bad policy. Press release below from Streets for All Seattle.
Tonight, the King County Council will be hearing testimony from people like you who want to save King County Metro from having to cut service by 17 percent.
Please attend tonight’s public hearing and tell the King County Council how cutting or reducing your bus routes will affect you.
What: Public hearing to save King County MetroWhen: TONIGHT, July 12, 6 – 8pmWhere: King County Courthouse, 10th floor (516 3rd Ave, Seattle)Losing 600,000 service hours – significantly affecting four in five riders – will devastate our economy, environment and communities with more congestion, pollution and inequity.That’s why it’s so important for the King County Council to adopt the $20 congestion reduction charge – a measure that will provide temporary relief until a long-term state solution is found.
This is the most critical week in our effort to save King County Metro. The King County Council must vote to adopt the congestion relief charge on July 25th. Tonight’s public hearing in Seattle will be the pivotal juncture. We need to turnout en masse to show strong support for the measure.
If you can’t attend tonight’s hearing, please write a letter to the Council and attend the next hearing on July 21. Together, we can save our buses!Thank you for everything that you do.Sincerely,Craig M. BenjaminCo-Founder, Streets For All Seattle