King County’s Prop 1 asks voters to pay even higher car tab fees and sales taxes to fund a failing transit agency, King County Metro. As if that wasn’t bad enough, it seems that the more information surfaces on King County’s Prop 1, the sleazier the pro-Prop 1 campaign becomes.
Sound Politics revealed an interesting occurrence involving the pro-Prop 1/higher taxes enthusiasts over at Move King County Now (MKCN) and King County Councilmember Larry Phillips. On January 28, long before Prop 1 made it to the ballot, MKCN campaign manager April Putney submitted a public records request for the “contact list of people identified by Councilmember Phillips (or any other councilmember…) as transit advocates.” According to Sound Politics,
“While most public records requests take some time to process, compile, and get reviewed by attorneys, this one was fulfilled with blazing speed. Phillips’ office responded to Putney on January 29.”
Putney received a “spreadsheet of over 4,500 records with names and e-mail addresses of identified ‘transit advocates.’”
The political convenience—and expedience—of “knowing someone” explained.
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