Federal Way may sue over no light rail

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by NATASHA RYAN / KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on May 24, 2011 at 10:58 PM

Updated Thursday, May 26 at 9:15 AM

FEDERAL WAY --  In 2008, voters hit the booths and said 'yes' to pay more in taxes to support light rail.

The stop along S. 272nd Street would have been the farthest point south on the line. Instead, the southern-most stop is now planned at Highline Community College.

"It's a broken promise" said Mayor Skip Priest.

The Federal Way City Council passed a resolution opposing Sound Transit's cuts.

Sound Transit spokesperson Geoff Patrick says the cuts are due to the fact that South King County's projected tax revenues are down 31 percent and something has to go. Patrick says at this point, to get light rail to Federal Way, it will have to go on the ballot again when there's additional funding.

Federal Way City Council is considering its legal options, which could mean a lawsuit against Sound Transit. Board members will take their concerns in front of Sound Transit's board Thursday.

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