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State of the City: Tacoma 2.0

On March 19 Mayor Strickland will deliver her 2014 State of the City address. The Mayor's theme this year is "Tacoma 2.0," and she plans to focus on jobs, education, and Tacoma's place in the larger region and nation.

"Tacoma is an attractive waterfront city that has recently experienced some great wins, but there is some heavy lifting to be done if we are serious about realizing our full potential,” says Strickland. “I am pleased to share my vision for how our entire city must work together to ensure that growth benefits our neighborhoods, our business districts and the residents who choose to call Tacoma home."

This year there's a hashtag: #SOTC253. Event attendees and the public are encouraged to interact with the mayor using the hashtag during the address. Read the full press release here.

So, what's the state of the city from where you sit? What do you hope to hear the Mayor say about Tacoma 2.0?

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Jenny JRegistered

“Tacoma 2.0”? Aren’t we on at least Tacoma 3.0 by now?

February 12, 2014 at 12:11 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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No, we haven’t gotten past 1.0.

February 12, 2014 at 3:31 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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How about just concentrate on restoring and maintaining our existing infrastructure?

February 13, 2014 at 1:06 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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Pothole Wannabee

How about fix the potholes and find a way to fund long-term transportation solutions. All we heard about before the failed vote where pothole and/or transportation infrastructure needs. Because it failed now we don’t hear much from city leadership. Vision is great but basic needs like roads, police and fire are more critical than so much junk we hear about from leaders. We just came back from a recession and still feel the impact - get the basics accomplished first then focus on long-term vision that is usually grandstanding in a speech.

February 13, 2014 at 8:18 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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Published Author RR AndersonRegistered

Most wired city! Tacoma 3.1!  Can we rename the empty wells Fargo building?

February 17, 2014 at 8:25 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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