Here is my count so far:
City of Seattle $15 million
County of King $40 million
Puget Sound Regional Business Council $18 Million
“The Puget Sound Regional Council has apparently made an $18 million commitment, and signed a letter supporting the county’s application for the next round of Stimulus dollars.”
Jim McDermott $5 million, but I think I can get $20 million
King County (savings from leaving bridge as a Park) $20 million
Taking Puget Sound Regional Council’s request for money to reimburse the payment-in-lieu of lawsuit (their and King Counties rubber-hosing of Joel Diamond) $4 million
Selling the Strip of land between the Bridge and East Marginal Way to Boeing, instead of giving it to them.
That’s $102 million dollars. Yahhhhhh!
Now I would propose we spend this money wisely.
1.We need to have a South Park Regional Authority set-up so we aren’t continually abused and ripped-off.
2. We should build the bridge at 8th Ave. Their used to be one there. This would go right past the community center, and connect South Park with Georgetown more directly. It’s a more human route.
3. We should hire a out of state contractor, and an out of state design firm, so that our funds aren’t distributed to every old college buddy of those in power. We can save a lot of money this way; perhaps $20-30 million dollars.
Way to go South Park! We won.