Perhaps it was inevitable. But anti-tunnel advocates have amassed enough signatures to force Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes to take the next step in putting the question of whether to build the $2 billion "deep-bore tunnel" to voters. Unfortunately for signature-gatherers, the "next step" might be the last one.
KING-5 News reports that tunnel referendum-seekers say they have 29,000 signatures, and that they delivered them to Holmes today in large boxes.
Holmes, in turn, announced plans to file a lawsuit against, well, everyone--anti-tunnel advocates, pro-tunnel advocates, and the Washington State Department of Transportation, saying that the decision of whether to build the tunnel isn't something that can be decided by voters.