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Council Chair Balducci Issues Statement on I-976 Ruling


King County Council Chair Claudia Balducci responded to the news Thursday morning that Initiative 976 was overturned by the state Supreme Court.


King County Council Chair Claudia Balducci released the following statement concerning the State Supreme Court’s ruling that overturns Initiative 976, which was rejected by King County voters in November 2019.

Balducci is chair of the King County Council, chairs the King County Transportation District, and serves on the Sound Transit board of directors. 

“The COVID-19 pandemic has provided a stark reminder that transit serves as a critical lifeline for our essential workers and so many other King County residents. I’m pleased to see the State Supreme Court’s decision will restore a necessary tool for King County and its cities to maintain and build our transportation system that keeps our communities livable, healthy, and sustainable and supports a successful economy.”

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