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December 12, 2008 at 1:56 PM

Seattle’s proposed streetcar expansion

Use what we’ve got

The City Council’s ill-conceived plan to further develop the streetcar system is fiscally irresponsible at a time when budget cuts have been announced that are hurting women, children and the most vulnerable among us [“Seattle council supports streetcar expansion,” News, Dec. 9].

Council members are acting upon the interests of big-property developers rather than workers who rely on public transportation. Expanding Metro bus lines would save money, as they already have an infrastructure in place.

It’s time the City Council was accountable to working people—not corporate interests.

— Christina Lopez, Seattle

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