Last week the Sound Transit board took action on a bunch of major items:
- Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy replaced Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon as ST Board Chair.
- The board approved the 2012 ST Budget: $733m for capital, $199m for operations.
- As expected, ST settled on an I-5 alignment beyond Northgate.
- $2m for Ballard-Downtown planning in 2012 passed. But…
In related news to the last point, I think it’s now fairly clear that the Seattle City Council doesn’t think rail to Ballard is a very urgent priority. Or, they’d rather stymie the Mayor than have a good policy outcome. Either way, shame on them.