About this blog

My name is Bill Hirt and I'm a candidate to be a Representative from the 48th district in the Washington State legislature. My candidacy stems from concern the legislature is not properly overseeing the WSDOT and Sound Transit East Link light rail program. I believe East Link will be a disaster for the entire eastside. ST will spend 5-6 billion on a transportation project that will increase, not decrease cross-lake congestion, violates federal environmental laws, devastates a beautiful part of residential Bellevue, creates havoc in Bellevue's central business district, and does absolutely nothing to alleviate congestion on 1-90 and 405. The only winners with East Link are the Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Washington and their labor unions.

This blog is an attempt to get more public awareness of these concerns. Many of the articles are from 3 years of failed efforts to persuade the Bellevue City Council, King County Council, east side legislators, media, and other organizations to stop this debacle. I have no illusions about being elected. My hope is voters from throughout the east side will read of my candidacy and visit this Web site. If they don't find them persuasive I know at least I tried.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Voters Pamphlet “Oversight”

Maybe it was just an oversight, but those responsible in the Secretary of States office for the General Election Voters Pamphlet decided to truncate my blog address from http;//stopeastlinknow.blogspot.com to stopeastlinknow.blogspot.com.  I can only hope voters will recognize the need for the full address.  They earlier declined to print my biographical information in the primary pamphlet though it had included the full blog address that the printer added.  

Obviously those who are reading this post know how to reach the blog.  I'm posting it to urge those who share my concerns to use the "social networking" (facebook?) to spread the word to those who might not be able to.  Thank you!

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