SMART, others fight proposal that eliminates Seattle rail yards, manufacturing

Published: April 5, 2016

railyard, train yard; trainsThe Seattle Times reported that backers of a Seattle bylaw, which prohibits the use of city funds to finance sports venues, plan to push for a strengthened ballot measure to help block a proposed arena in Sodo District. SMART TD Washington State Legislative Director Herb Krohn, who is against the proposal because it could eradicate rail yards and manufacturing in the area, said the initiative needs to be strengthened, “…to protect the thousands of middle-class working people whose jobs rely on the Port of Seattle, the Burlington Northern, Union Pacific and AMTRAK rail yards, and the vast manufacturing and industrial businesses in Sodo.” Read the entire story here.