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January 30, 2003

Legislature needs to hear from you in support of two bills on Sound Transit accountability

Dear Friends of Transit

THE LEGISLATURE IS STEPPING UP TO THE RESPONSIBILITY OF HOLDING SOUND TRANSIT ACCOUNTABLE! THEY NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU, THE PERSON PAYING THE BILLS AND NOT GETTING THE SERVICE, THAT THEY ARE DOING THE RIGHT THING.

YOUR CALLS/E-MAILS/TESTIMONY NEEDED THIS WEEK AND NEXT, especially to Committee members of House and Senate. (E-mail addresses of committee members below.)

Brief message of support for SB 5537 and 5538 and hope that they will support is all you need to say. A thank you to the sponsors is also appropriate.

There is strong opposition to these Bills from several groups. It is critical that you call or testify on behalf of taxpayers and users of transit. If you belong to a labor union, Assoc. of General Contractors, Sierra Club, Transportation Choices Coalition or 1000 Friends, make your wishes known- we expect that their leadership will be testifying against these measures on behalf of Sound Transit.

Hearing for Both Bills listed below:
Wednesday, February 5
3:30 PM
Cherberg Bldg. Room 1

Please cc: CETA@EffectiveTransportation a copy of your message and also if you can testify in person- we will arrange for carpools.

We will also be setting up meetings with legislators from both House and Senate for next week - need volunteers from each legislative district to visit for 5-10 minutes with their representatives. We will provide the materials.

THANK YOU,

Maggi Fimia
Co-Chair; CETA
Coalition for Effective Transportation
www.EffectiveTransportation.org
P.O. Box 33045
Seattle WA 98133
206 365-CETA (2382)

THE LEGISLATION

Senators Senators Benton, Prentice, Esser, Rossi, Finkbeiner, Johnson and T. Sheldon have introduced two pieces of legislation aimed at Sound Transit reform and accountability.

SB5538

AN ACT Relating to election and authority of Sound Transit board members; and amending RCW 81.112.040, 81.112.010, and 81.112.030.

"In the case of the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority, the board will consist of nine members chosen through district-based elections, as provided in (c) of this subsection."

>>More information on SB5538

SB5537

AN ACT Relating to transportation alternatives in central Puget Sound; and adding a new section to chapter 81.112 RCW.

It calls for a vote on the Link Light Rail proposal at the next general election in the relevant service area, and if it does not pass, a reprogramming of the money to BRT/Monorai/Vanpool/Commuter rail after a process to determine best ratio of investments. It also calls for this reprogramming if ST does not put the LR on the next general election ballot (The last sentence about only reprogramming to monorail will be amended out since it is inconsistent with the rest of the language. The legislation will also have some language changes, but substance will stay the same.)

>>
More information on SB5537

HOW TO CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE

Washington State Legislative Hotline at 1-800-562-6000.

Who represents you - http://dfind.leg.wa.gov/dfinder.cfm -

Members of the House - http://www.leg.wa.gov/house/members/email/-

Members of the Senate - http://www.leg.wa.gov/senate/members/email/-

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

SENATE Highways & Transportation (12) Committee members:
(cut and paste the following into your e-mail TO field)
Don Benton <benton_do@leg.wa.gov>;
Dan Swecker <swecker_da@leg.wa.gov>; 
Mary Margaret Haugen <haugen_ma@leg.wa.gov>; 
Ken Jacobsen <jacobsen_ke@leg.wa.gov>;
Luke Esser <esser_lu@leg.wa.gov>;  
Bill Finkbeiner <finkbein_bi@leg.wa.gov>; 
Jim Kastama <kastama_ja@leg.wa.gov>;  
Joyce Mulliken <mulliken_jo@leg.wa.gov>;  
Bob Oke <oke_bo@leg.wa.gov>; 
Margarita Prentice <prentice_ma@leg.wa.gov>; 
Harriet Spanel <spanel_ha@leg.wa.gov>; 


HOUSE Transportation Committee Members

Ed Murray - Chair (D)
D) 43rd LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
Olympia Office:
PO Box 40600
243 John L. O'Brien Bldg.
Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7826
murray_ed@leg.wa.gov

Phil Rockefeller - Vice chair (D)
(D) 23rd LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
Olympia Office:
PO Box 40600
323 John L. O'Brien Bldg.
Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7934
rockefel_ph@leg.wa.gov


Geoff Simpson - Vice chair (D)
Assistant Democratic Whip
(D) 47th LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
Olympia Office:
PO Box 40600
326 John L. O'Brien Bldg.
Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7918
simpson_ge@leg.wa.gov


Rep. Doug Ericksen - ranking Minority member (R)
(R) 42nd LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
Olympia Office:
PO Box 40600
401 John L. O'Brien Bldg.
Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7980
ericksen_do@leg.wa.gov


Fred Jarrett - asst. ranking Minority member (R)
(R) 41st LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
Olympia Office:
PO Box 40600
419 John L. O'Brien Bldg.
Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7894
Jarrett_fr@leg.wa.gov

Glenn Anderson (R)
Republican Floor Leader
(R) 5th LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
Olympia Office:
PO Box 40600
417 John L. O'Brien Bldg.
Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7876
Anderson_gl@leg.wa.gov

Mike Armstrong (R)
(R) 12th LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
Olympia Office:
PO Box 40600
424 John L. O'Brien Bldg.
Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7832
armstron_mi@leg.wa.gov

Barbara Bailey (R)
(R) 10th LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
Olympia Office:
PO Box 40600
405 John L. O'Brien Bldg.
Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7914
bailey_ba@leg.wa.gov

Tom Campbell (R)
(R) 2nd LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
Olympia Office:
PO Box 40600
240 John L. O'Brien Bldg.
Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7912
campbell_to@leg.wa.gov

Judy Clibborn (D)
(D) 41st LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
Olympia Office:
PO Box 40600
315 John L. O'Brien Bldg.
Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7926
clibborn_ju@leg.wa.gov

Mike Cooper (D)
(D) 21st LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
Olympia Office:
PO Box 40600
302 John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7950
cooper_mi@leg.wa.gov

Mary Lou Dickerson (D)
(D) 36th LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
Olympia Office:
PO Box 40600
Mod 1 Building - rm 107
Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7860
dickerso_ma@leg.wa.gov

Jeanne Edwards (D)
(D) 1st LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
Olympia Office:
PO Box 40600
321 John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7900
Edwards_je@leg.wa.gov

Dennis Flannigan (D)
(D) 27th LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
Olympia Office:
PO Box 40600
335 John L. O'Brien Bldg.
Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7930
flanniga_de@leg.wa.gov

Shirley Hankins (R)
(R) 8th LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
Olympia Office:
PO Box 40600
Mod 1 Building - rm 102
Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360)786-7882
hankins_sh@leg.wa.gov

Brian Hatfield (D)
Majority Floor Leader
(D)19th LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
Olympia Office:
PO Box 40600
Mod 1 Building - rm 105
Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7806
hatfield_br@leg.wa.gov

Zack Hudgins (D)
(D) 11th LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
Olympia Office:
PO Box 40600
317 John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7956
hudgins_za@leg.wa.gov

Dan Kristiansen (R)
(R) 39th LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
Olympia Office:
PO Box 40600
430 John L. O'Brien Bldg.
Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7967
kristian_da@leg.wa.gov



John Lovick (D)
Speaker Pro Tempore
(D) 44th LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
Olympia Office:
PO Box 40600
Mod 1 Building - rm 108
Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7892
lovick_jo@leg.wa.gov

Tom Mielke (R)
(R) 18th LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
Olympia Office:
PO Box 40600
418 John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7850
mielke_th@leg.wa.gov

Jeff Morris (D)
(D) 40th LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
Olympia Office:
PO Box 40600
334 John L. O'Brien Bldg.
Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7970
morris_je@leg.wa.gov

Toby Nixon (R)
(R) 45th LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
Olympia Office:
PO Box 40600
437 John L. O'Brien Bldg.
Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7878
Nixon_to@leg.wa.gov

Sandra Romero (D)
(D) 22nd LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
Olympia Office:
PO Box 40600
Mod 1 Building - rm 106
Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7940
romero_sa@leg.wa.gov

Lynn Schindler (R)
(R) 4th LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
Olympia Office:
PO Box 40600
436 John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7984
schindle_ly@leg.wa.gov

Jan Shabro (R)
(R) 31st LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
Olympia Office:
PO Box 40600
438 John L. O'Brien Bldg.
Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7866
shabro_ja@leg.wa.gov

Brian Sullivan (D)
(D) 21st LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
Olympia Office:
PO Box 40600
305 John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7972
Sullivan_br@leg.wa.gov

Deb Wallace (D)
(D) 17th LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
Olympia Office:
PO Box 40600
340 John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7976
Wallace_de@leg.wa.gov

Alex Wood (D)
(D) 3rd LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
Olympia Office:
PO Box 40600
318 John L. O'Brien Bldg.
Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7888
wood_al@leg.wa.gov

Beverly Woods (R)
Republican Caucus Chair
(R) 23rd LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
Olympia Office:
PO Box 40600
Mod 2 Building - rm 110-B
Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7842
woods_be@leg.wa.gov



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