Well, we like Nickels less than the rest of the city. While he managed to get 25.6% of the citywide vote, according to King County's preliminary web results, only 21% of Ballard voters picked Nickels. Actually, our district includes Queen Anne, Magnolia, Fremont, Greenwood and Belltown but close enough. Here's how our district voted by our rough calculations.
McGinn - 28%
Mallahan - 27%
Nickels - 21%
So now that he has conceded, who do you think should be our next mayor? And what should they do for Ballard? Here is our list.
- Synchronize traffic lights along Market Street from 8th to 24th.
- Stop or reduce development of multi-family dwellings (condos!).
- Fix the Missing Link.