We pointed out recently why Mr. Slater has earned the title of Obfuscator in Chief. After you read that post, consider something posted at his anti-rail site just yesterday:
“The Final EIS already says, ‘traffic congestion will be worse in the future with rail than what it is today without rail.’" As usual, Mr. Slater stops there without telling, as Paul Harvey used to say, the rest of the story.
The rest of the story surely would include Mr. Slater’s statement on July 14 during the City Council’s hearing on the rail Final Environmental Impact Statement:
So we finally have Mr. Slater agreeing with Mr. Yoshioka on a key point: With rail, traffic congestion will be less in the future than if rail weren’t built.
That has the ring of truth to it. Mr. Slater’s one-liner? Not so much.