The Seattle Times calls it “breaking news” but it really doesn’t come as much of a surprise:
Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels is withdrawing his support for the monorail, and at a press conference is calling on the city to withhold construction permits.
Nickels is asking City Council President Jan Drago to hold an emergency session next Thursday to withhold the permits.
Nickels also called for a Nov. 8 ballot measure to advise city leaders on what to do next with the financially-troubled project.
The level-headed pragmatist in me voted against the Monorail, but I always kinda sorta really wanted to see it built. Ah well.