June 4, 1997 |
In Seattle, if you envision some high-minded city project and you want to ask the voters if they'd like to raise their taxes to pay for it, don't even bother printing the ballot. The answer is no. Twice in the last two years, voters have rejected plans for a spacious urban park to replace a rundown workshop and retail area near Lake Union. A new baseball stadium went down to defeat (only to be resurrected by the state Legislature). A new library? Heck no. Rail transit?