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Saturday, June 19, 2010

How They Voted

Widen Streets In Emeryville?

At the Tattler, we've noticed the city council and other deliberative bodies in Emeryville make controversial votes that get forgotten by the residents over time. In deference to the general edification of public policy and to strengthen Emeryville's democratic institutions, we will publish occasional short reminders on how the Power Elite in town have voted on these controversial issues.

On March 18, 2008 the vote before the city council was:

Should Emeryville rebuke the findings of the just commissioned $70,000 'Nelson-Nygaard' Traffic Study and engage in a street widening campaign to encourage the use of more cars in the city?

Nora Davis - YES
Ken Bukowski - YES
Dick Kassis - YES

Ruth Atkin - NO
John Fricke - NO

Note: In addition to ignoring the taxpayer funded traffic study's recommendation, the three council members also rebuked the unanimous vote of their own Bicycle/Pedestrian Committee by voting YES to widen the streets to encourage more cars.

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