Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Top Leaders of SMP Step Down

I wish we had more politicians like these two

Seattle Monorail Project board Chairman Tom Weeks and Executive Director Joel Horn resigned yesterday after a public uproar over the 50-year finance plan they had championed.

The plan was scrapped last week after even longtime supporters expressed doubts...

We take full responsibility for the current situation and feel that it is in the best interest of the Project to step down," the two wrote in a letter sent to the monorail board yesterday.
Regardless of the reasons, Tom and Joel's plan for the monorail just didn't work. They put their egos aside and did what was best for the future of the monorail. I met Joel a few months ago at the SMP public art meeting, and his passion for the monorail (and its art) was incredible and contagious. This must have been a difficult choice for him and Tom, and they are to be commended.

A series of public hearings will be held this week, including one tonight in Ballard. More info can be found on SMP's website.


Post a Comment

<< Home