We hadn't yet noticed the official press release.
Nickels is committed to the tunnel still:
We all recognize the importance of dealing with the financing issue. I am confident that we can work with the governor to both bring down the cost of this project and add certainty to the funding plan.
We already have the basis of a solid financing plan. And with further design, I believe we can also significantly bring down the cost of the tunnel.
Our money is on Nickels supporting a four-lane tunnel. Councilmember Drago also seems to think a (note "a" tunnel, not "the" tunnel) tunnel is the way to go. Probably a four-lane version, we would surmise.
I believe strongly that we have the ability to move forward with a tunnel plan at this time. We have heard from the Expert Review Panel that the financing plan is feasible and that delay is not our friend. We need to move forward with a tunnel alternative now.
Meanwhile, Councilmember Conlin is less specific about which option to pursue, but is clear about the results he'd like to see:
She has challenged us to be fiscally responsible while realizing our vision for a great waterfront. We will do that. Seattle wants to connect downtown to Elliott Bay to make a livable, walkable neighborhood that will spur many opportunities for the 21st Century.