Friday, July 17, 2009

Mayor Nickels gives props to longtime TCC members Mona Lee and Dick Burkhart

Mayor Nickels has a good piece on the opening of light rail today in the Seattle Transit blog. He talks about the challenges and succeses he has witnessed while fighting for light rail and sitting on the Sound Transit Board. It is well worth the read.

At the end of the article he gives a huge shout out to longtime friends and members of TCC, Dick Burkhart and Mona Lee. Come say hi to Dick at Mona on Saturday at the Othello Station Streetfair!

From the article:
While certainly not easy (1995-96 and 2000-01 come to mind!), it has been an incredible honor to work with the elected officials on the ST Board, the staff (Joni Earl for instance) and particularly the interested citizens (Mona Lee and Dick Burkhart come to mind) who have engaged, often passionately in this saga. I do wish the voters had approved the Forward Thrust plan in 1968, but what a ride my generation would have missed! For someone who wants to make a difference in people’s lives it has been the chance of a lifetime.

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