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Public Data Ferret: Renton Passes Resolution Against I-1125, But New Poll Shows Voter Support

September 28, 2011

After holding a public hearing on the controversial topic of regional tolling, The City of Renton Monday night Sept. 26 approved a resolution opposing Initiative 1125, which would restrict highway tolling. Washington voters will decide it in November. Renton, a growing suburban city at Seattle's southern border, is at the junction of a multi-billion-dollar proposed tolling project that would connect Interstate 405 with State Route 167 and add tolled express lanes to both, as part of a broader toll-centric plan to unsnarl traffic and fund highway fixes in the Seattle region and elsewhere in the state. Initiative sponsor Tim Eyman sharply disagreed with the vote by the Renton council. Meanwhile, a new Survey USA poll reported today by KING5-TV in Seattle showed more than twice as many voters for I-1125 as against, but a crucial margin still undecided. More at Public Data Ferret.

Posted by Matt Rosenberg at September 28, 2011 07:26 AM

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