City Council Meeting- Oct. 30, 2007

Tonight’s City Council meeting was one for the record books – or at least our record book. After nearly three and a half hours the Council had accomplished many things. We’ll just give you the highlights:

  • The public hearing on the proposed changes to the zoning on the Thea Foss Waterway was well attended. Many citizens commented, most in favor. If you wish to comment on the issue and could not make it this evening the Council invites your written comments and there will be a public comment period on November 13, when it is formally on the agenda.
  • Resolution 37314, the $1.65 million development agreement with the Gintz Group to save the Luzon Building, has been held over until November 13.
  • The Council authorized an agreement with Winthrop Hotel, L.L.C., to purchase a piece of property from the city at S. 35th and Pacific Ave for the construction of a mixed-income development. The intention is to create a housing development with affordable units to house some of the current Winthrop residents, as well as others, but the site hasn’t been studied for environmental issues. The site had been used as a landfill and the development hasn’t been fully fleshed-out as a result.
  • Resolution 37317 passed, granting several properties tax exemptions under the multi-family exemption program. The large development planned on East 25th and four projects in the Tacoma Mall area are now benefactors.

We hope the Council is as tired as we are. What a day… more to come.

Previously on Exit133:
Changes to Height Restrictions on Thea Foss

Saving the Luzon

Development on East 25th


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Comments

ensie

They may want to choose a less expensive venue in the hopes of sustaining people’s pocketbooks, but it’s a great idea.

November 30, 2007 at 6:03 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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Frinklin

One of the more trenchant complaints about the environmental movement is that it tends toward the elitist, and having this event at a bar where beers can hit ten bucks doesn’t really dispel that. Take a page from Drinking Liberally, this belongs at real neighborhood bars. Let me know when the Red Hot hosts, then we’ll talk.

November 30, 2007 at 6:27 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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James M

Show up between 5-6:30 and load up on a few $1.50 <span class=“caps”>PBR</span>s, then you’ll be ripe for a deep and intellectual conversation on how to best save the planet!

November 30, 2007 at 7:11 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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tacomachickadee

I think there needs to a partner breakfast discussion group called <span class=“caps”>GREEN</span> eggs and ham.

November 30, 2007 at 7:59 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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Christy

This will be the 3rd meeting!  The first 2 we’re at the Spar.  Maybe the 4th will be at Red Hots so we’ll have the opportunity to meet Frinklin.

November 30, 2007 at 8:49 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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Crenshaw Sepulveda

I’m about as cheap as they come but the Crown Bar is not over priced.  I’d recommend that all of our fine readers check out the fairly new Crown Bar, you’ll swear it has been there for years.  Good food, good drink and a great occasion to spend a part of an evening.  More to the point, Jacqueline and Charlie of the Crown Bar and the Primo Grill are very generous to a good many causes in our community.

November 30, 2007 at 10:45 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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ensie

Crenshaw, I’m not saying it’s overpriced, I’m just saying it’s not exactly an inexpensive evening out.

Primo is my favorite restaurant in town, but my experience at Crown Bar hasn’t been great – just as expensive as Primo without the bang for your buck.

November 30, 2007 at 10:53 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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ensie

Crenshaw, By the way, “…our fine readers…”?

November 30, 2007 at 10:55 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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Crenshaw Sepulveda

Maybe Jacqueline and Charlie will extend the happy hour pricing for the Green Drinks event.  One could hope.  It would allow Crown Bar to showcase itself to possibly a new audience.

December 1, 2007 at 12:49 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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