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    Council President Burgess, Councilmembers Rasmussen and Godden release statement on Seawall project

    City of Seattle
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 8/21/2015

    Council President Burgess, Councilmembers Rasmussen and Godden release statement on Seawall project

    SEATTLE – Council President Tim Burgess, transportation committee chair Tom Rasmussen and Alaskan Way seawall committee chair Jean Godden released the following statement in response to the news that the Seawall replacement project would cost more than budgeted and be completed later than scheduled:

    “As the voters recognized in 2012, a new seawall is critical to the seismic safety and environmental health of the waterfront and must be completed successfully. We are deeply disappointed by the news today from the Department of Transportation that this project will run significantly over the budget presented to the Council and to the voters.

    “We join the Mayor in calling for an independent audit of this project to be conducted by outside experts with major public works experience. The audit must cover the entire scope of the project and its results must be fully released to the public. The Council will carefully scrutinize further budget allocations to this project through the lens of this audit.”

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