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Mike McGinn wants more light rail in Seattle, vote within two years
Posted by Emily Heffter
Mike McGinn pledged this morning to bring a plan before voters within two years to expand light rail to more neighborhoods within Seattle.
Neighborhoods that could be connected, he said: West Seattle, Ballard, Fremont, Queen Anne and Belltown.
"Seattle's values on these things just couldn't be clearer," McGinn said, at a news conference at the Columbia City light-rail station.
McGinn mentioned the possibility of funding the light-rail extensions with car-tab taxes, sales taxes or other taxes.
Sound Transit has a plan to ask voters in 2016 for neighborhood extensions, and a build-out to Everett and Tacoma. McGinn, though, is proposing to hold a Seattle vote sooner on light-rail within the city.
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