The Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) has taken upon itself the task of planning the region’s transportation infrastructure out to the year 2040. Unfortunately, what the public actually wants and needs in its transportation system is not what the plan provides in any of its various alternatives.
Instead, the PSRC presents a planner’s utopian vision that assumes people can be forced to abandon the convenience of their automobiles, be forced to live in dense urban areas, and made to ride public transportation. The PSRC has the arrogance, in plans increasingly disconnected from reality, to dictate that people must change their very way of living to conform to the PSRC’s vision of this new, government-controlled future.
This is a direct affront to the Washington State constitution which holds that:
All political power is inherent in the people, and governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, and are established to protect and maintain individual rights.
You may view a PDF copy of KAPO’s official response to PSRC’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement online by clicking this link. The link will take you to a Google Docs Reader. If you prefer to download the document or print out a copy, there are links in the upper left corner of the Google Docs page.