With overwhelming support of 77%, Seattle will spend an estimated $290 million dollars to repair the Elliott Bay seawall. It was perfect timing considering the scarcity spoken by the council and Sandy hitting the east coast. Being fresh in voters minds it was an easy pass. Of course many don’t understand the consequences of approving it. Such as their property taxes being raised $68 per year, however, many vote without even understanding most of the details.
The voters also approved a $119 million dollar levy to automate finger print processing at crime scenes. Seems pretty expensive to me considering they already have a system in place and all they really needed was a larger Internet WIFI range to access and process that info. That really is a cheap expense if done properly, however, I have said it many times the Seattle City Council does believe money grows on trees and not afraid to spend it. The real expense was to upgrade all their equipment which they managed badly overtime.
None the less, the seawall will be repaired and fixed Seattle residents.