From the SeattleTimes
Monday’s 5-4 favorable vote on an anti-aggressive-panhandling law was a bad moment for city government. Six votes are needed to override the expected veto from Mayor Mike McGinn. He is proving to be a rudderless leader who continues to misstep as the city’s chief executive officer.
WHEN Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn is not trying to block the planned deep-bore tunnel to replace the viaduct, or attempting to torpedo a hard-fought deal on a new Highway 520 bridge, the mayoral dust storm is working not to make city streets safer and more welcoming for businesses and customers.
What were we thinking, Seattle, when we elected McGinn as the city’s chief executive officer? In four months, he has demonstrated a lack of listening skills and a political compass to guide him.