The No-Tunnel Alliance unanimously voted Tuesday to endorse an elevated structure to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct, and presented anti-tunnel text for the voter's pamphlet to be distributed in the next two months prior to the March special election.
The alliance also announced the hiring of Michael Grossman as a campaign consultant, and indicated that a Fremont office is expected to serve as alliance headquarters.
In 2003, Grossman helped mastermind Seattle City Councilman David Della's upset of incumbent Heidi Wills. He also worked as a consultant for former City Council challengers Robert Rosencrantz and Paige Miller, and was behind City Attorney Mark Sidran's 2001 unsuccessful mayoral campaign.
The advisory measure on how to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct is scheduled for a citywide, all-mail vote March 13, with voters choosing between an elevated structure or a four-lane tunnel.
The No-Tunnel Alliance's pamphlet text, signed by Della and endorsed by City Council member Nick Licata, promotes a rebuilt Viaduct with six-lanes, and emphasizes that Seattle residents would not be required to pay for additional elevated structure costs, as they would with the tunnel option.
Please fail, No Tunnel Alliance. Pretty please.