In VERY, VERY good news Governor Christine Gregoire finally confirmed in public that she has met with Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels regarding this situation and that she remains optimistic.
Our understanding is that conversations have been ongoing, and increased in recent weeks. We are extremely supportive of Governor Gregoire and beg you to PLEASE send her an e-mail expressing your thanks for this move.
In some ways Politicians are like children. You must punish them for bad behavior, but never forget to reward them when they start moving a direction you like. A strong show of support now will encourage her to continue on this path.