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It’s like there’s a primordial slag pit somewhere, and it’s the source of false compassion. Generation after generation of people raised there, in the same communal house of mirrors, eventually found their way to Tacoma. They were greeted by others like them who also believed in ascription, and that honesty is for suckers. Their foolish thoughts and bad habits spread by imitation. We know them by their deeds—-Gaming the system with a smiley face.

March 29 2015 A New Asia Pacific Cultural Center at Point Ruston?

“identify potential sustainable funding sources to address the City’s deferred street maintenance”

Start with - stop any and all spending of our existing transportation revenue streams i.e. $20 Transportation Benefit District and State Motor Vehicle Fuel Tax on anything other than pavement rehabilitation, restoration and maintenance.  If the City wants to go after grant funding for any discretionary project let them fund the local match out of the General Fund or raise taxes.  Then the next

March 29 2015 Strategic Direction 2015

For the sake of humanitarian compassion, would you clarify your opposition to my efforts to improve the well-being of individuals in Tacoma?

My position is that socioeconomic problems are likely the result of fundamental problems in the form and content of political, social, and economic institutions and philosophies.

March 29 2015 A New Asia Pacific Cultural Center at Point Ruston?

I believe this is what Jerry Seinfeld calls - “Yada, yada, yada…..!”

A city in total control of the bureaucrats!

March 28 2015 Strategic Direction 2015

“A professional persuader?” That’s classic. Good luck with that.

All I can say is if you don’t like your own asinine comments quoted back to you, don’t make them.

March 27 2015 A New Asia Pacific Cultural Center at Point Ruston?

As a professional persuader, I make every effort to talk to people on their own level, in their own language, in an effort to promote clarity and understanding.

In the culture of F-tardia, if 51% of F-tardians voted that one of their tribe was more than an ordinary F-tard, would their majority vote make the claim true?

No. Neither majority vote, nor words, can change facts.

March 26 2015 A New Asia Pacific Cultural Center at Point Ruston?

Look what being sardonic and esoteric gets you.

March 26 2015 A New Asia Pacific Cultural Center at Point Ruston?

What an F-tard.

March 26 2015 A New Asia Pacific Cultural Center at Point Ruston?

Umm… I quoted you directly. 

The world must be a really scary place for you, with all these colored people coming in and disrupting your social order.

March 26 2015 A New Asia Pacific Cultural Center at Point Ruston?

What would be great is if the City and County had a joint venture in using that building to house top brass decision makers, Council Chambers, and public merting rooms.  That way they’re always bumping in to each other so maybe, just maybe, they could work together on some things and craft a united vision for the region.

March 26 2015 Old City Hall - Sometimes Love Isn't All You Need

The only thing untrustworthy, according to directly observable data, is your powers of observation and interpretation.

If I was as mean as you infer, I’d send you a brain cell so that you would have two to rub together.

March 26 2015 A New Asia Pacific Cultural Center at Point Ruston?

Forget worries about strained public budgets and claims about high taxes and dream for a moment:  imagine 625 Commerce Street becoming Tacoma City Hall.  House the city council, city manager and city attorney, economic development office and other higher profile offices at that stately structure.  Offset arguments about the creep of local government expansion by redeveloping portions of what is now Tacoma City Hall as offices available for lease to the private sector, as how such space is

March 26 2015 Old City Hall - Sometimes Love Isn't All You Need

You’re right thacker.  This is social engineering by a black mayor to force “mixing of cultures”.  The duty of gubment is to preserve the social order.  Which means we shouldn’t bring in any more colored people since, as you say, our current colored population “have yet to become fully assimilated and productive members of society.”  This is all probably a part of the nefarious plot by the mayor you have mentioned elsewhere: to overthrow the government and declare herself dictator for life. 

March 26 2015 A New Asia Pacific Cultural Center at Point Ruston?

Huh.  Interesting thought.  That’d be one spendy condo… but someone just might buy it.  I wonder if thete’s a developer with the guts to risk it… I sure would love to hear that bell ring someday again though.

March 25 2015 Old City Hall - Sometimes Love Isn't All You Need


But, at any rate, that clock tower provides no ROI for an investor doing condos, apartments, or offices. 

I’d consider renting or buying a condo with a big ol’ clock in it. I think a lot of people would. It’d be like living in a Chaplin movie. As long as some view goes with it. And what a view it would be.

If someone can live atop the Smith Tower, someone could live in a modified Old City Hall clock tower.

March 25 2015 Old City Hall - Sometimes Love Isn't All You Need

Gawd, I wish someone with deep pockets would buy this heap and either live in it or turn it into a day school.  I would not blame anyone for selling their houses and moving away from Tacoma.  Maybe a Weyerhaeuser would buy it back??

March 25 2015 Weyerhaeuser mansion neighbor loses most arguments in bid for event venue reconsideration

The billboard committee was able to agree on letting billboards in to more zoning areas and loosening regulations on them… Anything else?  Say there’s something else positive out if these meetings… I mean, I bet Clear Channel was wetting-their-pants excited for these talks so they could make incremental gains via their sales staff being on the committee.  They got to go up against average citizens after ignoring billboard laws since 2007?  How stupid was this idea in the first place?  Good

March 25 2015 Tacoma City Council Meeting - March 24, 2015

OCH is one of Tacoma’s most iconic buildings & it absolutely begs for a public entity to be its owner.  I really don’t see it getting the stewardship it needs without this.  The current owner is an out of town speculator & has demonstrated by his past actions he really is only interested in pimping out our heritage.

Yes: “How to save OCH should be one of the first questions posed to city council candidates this year”. 

March 25 2015 Old City Hall - Sometimes Love Isn't All You Need

Great post.  As to your question about what another City would do with it?  They’d probably attempt to incorporate it into a… City Hall. 
But, at any rate, that clock tower provides no ROI for an investor doing condos, apartments, or offices.  It’s high maintenance for no return.  What do you think it’s long range fate is if a municipality doesn’t own that building?  Demolition by neglect perhaps?  Isn’t the writing on the wall, so to speak, for the tower?

March 25 2015 Old City Hall - Sometimes Love Isn't All You Need

does this help? http://comics.feedtacoma.com/tacomic/tacomic-save-our-old-city-hall/

March 25 2015 Old City Hall - Sometimes Love Isn't All You Need

come on Sherman! To the Way Back Machine: http://www.tacomadailyindex.com/blog/historic-buildings-historic-recession-questions-for-old-city-hall-owner-george-webb/1895199/

March 24 2015 Old City Hall - Sometimes Love Isn't All You Need

How to save OCH should be one of the first questions posed to city council candidates this year.  Waiting for the property owners to act should not be considered a viable option.

March 24 2015 Old City Hall - Sometimes Love Isn't All You Need

Maybe if the building’s owner threatened to move it brick-by-brick to Seattlle that Tacomans might get motivated to secure its restoration.  In 1984, Seattle Mayor Charles Royer shamed Tacomans into loving the controversial “Neons for the Tacoma Dome” artworks by Stephen Antonakos when he offered to relocate the pieces somewhere in Wasington’s largest city.  How ironic, though, that Old Tacoma City Hall had been built at the apex of the City of Destiny era, when aspirations to surpass Seattle

March 24 2015 Old City Hall - Sometimes Love Isn't All You Need

UW is doing a Boys in the Boat themed Scavenger Hunt for faculty & staff: https://www.washington.edu/wholeu/2015/03/18/relive-the-experience-of-the-boys-in-the-boat-with-this-years-whole-u-scavenger-hunt/

March 24 2015 The Boys in the Boat at the Museum of Glass

I’m trying to figure out how the City of Tacoma can plausibly put “transit” into their master plan.  Pierce Transit has done nothing but cut service hours since I first moved here.  It is so bad now that I can’t get across town in less than 90 minutes because of failed transfers and the 60 minute headways between buses.  Do they plan to ditch PT and create their own transit agency with improved service?  Or are these guys smoking crack?  The system in place is nothing more than a skeleton

March 24 2015 Draft Transportation Master Plan Ready for More Public Input

At least he got the “fool” part right in his name.

March 24 2015 Engine House 9 Tacoma: The Changing Face of Washington Brewing, Part One

When I saw that he seemed to really be into all the raspberry BS and other “infusions” into beer—geesh—I wonder if he likes Beer, not that stuff that is “flavored” with the fruit of the day!—and I do not recognize Tacoma from his description—not the one I see on 6th Ave, nor Proctor, nor downtown, Ruston Way, Pt Defiance, on and on—what a Marooon!

March 24 2015 Engine House 9 Tacoma: The Changing Face of Washington Brewing, Part One

Body is a blowhard, always has been.  Can’t believe he left his shining tower to grace us peasants with his presence.

Let them think what they want, we all know the truth about Tacoma. Awesome community doing awesome things. 

The true crappiness is that it took away from a great tribute to a great dude and brewer, Shane Johns. Kudos Shane. You’re killing it.

March 23 2015 Engine House 9 Tacoma: The Changing Face of Washington Brewing, Part One

If we have all these “Rednecks” than why is Tacoma always ahead of Seattle is passing “Liberal” legislation…Why are the legislators from the 27th and 29th all progressives?  Oh…and why is the Tacoma Police Department a community service and not an invasion force shooting down wood carvers and beating the hell out of people?  Tacoma is a cool funky city ...wouldn’t live anywhere else!

March 23 2015 Engine House 9 Tacoma: The Changing Face of Washington Brewing, Part One

“whose beer preference stops at whatever is the current outer parameters of Anheuser Busch’s watery lager continuum.” - I guess we do tend to enjoy Elysium Beers on occasion… when not partaking from one of a dozen local breweries.  I wouldn’t expect a guy from Seattle who just discovered E9 to have heard of Odd Otter, Tacoma Brewing, Pacific Brewing, Narrows Brewing, Wingman Brewing, etc.  But then again, if her were to suggest to Seattle hipsters that they should come try some of our beer,

March 23 2015 Engine House 9 Tacoma: The Changing Face of Washington Brewing, Part One

I am not sure what 200 more publicly subsidized rental units have to do with promoting or preserving Asian culture.

March 23 2015 A New Asia Pacific Cultural Center at Point Ruston?

Somebody did their homework right before class. Let’s throw some stereotypes up against the wall and see what happens. Too bad not much applies in reality.

March 23 2015 Engine House 9 Tacoma: The Changing Face of Washington Brewing, Part One

This is probably one of the creepiest projects I have read about here in Tacoma.  Let’s see, clumping a group of people together so other people can come and look at them while playing tourist.  Is this what it has come to, human zoos How despicable.

March 23 2015 A New Asia Pacific Cultural Center at Point Ruston?

According to Vox Media, Steve Body is a spirit animal who uses Google Analytics to create humanities of collaborating in home brewing.

March 23 2015 Engine House 9 Tacoma: The Changing Face of Washington Brewing, Part One

Seattle represents the global retirement community of 1930’s English boarding school exiles—-a population chronically habituated to flogging and sexual detours.

March 23 2015 Engine House 9 Tacoma: The Changing Face of Washington Brewing, Part One

Looking at the condition of the City of Tacoma’s pavement, the impression that Tacoma is populated by a bunch of inbred inebriates just one generation removed from the hills and hollers of West Virginia is certainly not without basis.

March 23 2015 Engine House 9 Tacoma: The Changing Face of Washington Brewing, Part One

Why would you even parrot what this asshole has to say?

March 23 2015 Engine House 9 Tacoma: The Changing Face of Washington Brewing, Part One

“APCC Executive Director Lua Pritchard says APCC will tap into the EB5 foreign investment program, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Washington State Department of Commerce, the Legislative Capital Budget, the Pierce County Development Block Grant, corporate sponsors, private foundations, and community fundraising.” “...the center to be completed so that the history of immigrants — whether they be from China, Korea, Japan, Hawaii, Pakistan, India or any of the 47

March 23 2015 A New Asia Pacific Cultural Center at Point Ruston?

No kidding!  Most of the infrastructure costs are sunk on Sounder.  The most value/dollar would be in building parking garages at already established stations.  The number one reason potential riders are not using Sounder is lack of available parking at the home end of their commute.

The platforms would have to be lengthened though if this were to happen, so cars could be added to existing trains.

March 23 2015 Tacoma Trestle Comment

To be fair, much of the route between Seatac and Westlake is along MLK (speed limit) or stopping every minute in the downtown core, so that’s why it’s so slow. Between Seatac and Tacoma, I don’t imagine they would go through a bunch of unprotected crossings. Having said that, I think additional Sounder service would be much more cost effective than building an entirely new infrastructure for light rail.

March 22 2015 Tacoma Trestle Comment

Pitbull makes a great point.  Why was that area overlooked?  Hmmm….Lincoln district seems mostly Vietnamese….So. Tacoma Way seems mostly Korean….APCC must be interested in a different part of Asia…China perhaps…This is making sense now.  I recall hearing about a group from China interested in the brewery/UW Tacoma area….Guess that didn’t work out.  They will probably need to build a “Town of Ruston Reconcilliation Park” in order to motivate the Ruston council to pick up their pens and approve

March 22 2015 A New Asia Pacific Cultural Center at Point Ruston?

That makes sense to me.

March 22 2015 A New Asia Pacific Cultural Center at Point Ruston?

Umm… Why not put it in the Lincoln neighborhood?  You know, where there’s already an Asian commercial district.  Give that neighborhood a shot in the arm and double down on the cultural life there.

March 21 2015 A New Asia Pacific Cultural Center at Point Ruston?

Using any type of motor vehicle is a fail in numerous ways.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ce0yxolt0Cw

March 21 2015 Draft Transportation Master Plan Ready for More Public Input

Personally, I like the downtown plan from 2011 better.  It allows expansion possibilities and is value added to the other downtown attractions - it just needed more housing.

But, whatever they decide, I am excited for them and wish them the best of luck on this.

March 21 2015 A New Asia Pacific Cultural Center at Point Ruston?

I don’t pretend to comprehend to comprehend crazy.

March 20 2015 Draft Transportation Master Plan Ready for More Public Input

“Federal Gov’t involvement,” funny you should mention that:

To the surprise of absolutely no one familiar with the ways of Corruptifornia a consortium whose lead firm is controlled by Richard Blum, husband of Sen. Diane Feinstein, was awarded a nearly billion-dollar contract for the construction of the first phase of the so-called high-speed rail line to link San Francisco and Los Angeles.

The cost?  $552/inch

March 20 2015 Tacoma Trestle Comment

Do the math, and you find that the low bid came in at a mere $35 million per mile.

And that doesn’t include the cost of rolling stock (that’s engines and cars to the normal among us). Nor does it include the cost of electrifying the route. Does it at least include the cost of land acquisition? No, it does not.

As this fiasco progress, remember that this $35 million per mile represents the best California can do on the section of track the High on Crack Speed Rail Authority selected to go

March 20 2015 Tacoma Trestle Comment

I understand there’s going to be high speed rail from LA to SanFrancisco in a few years along I-5.  Would be nice here too!

March 20 2015 Tacoma Trestle Comment

I agree…why not go for the “gusto” and do the high speed rail from Portland to Seattle or even as far as Everett or Bellingham or all the way to Canada.  Go for it!!

March 20 2015 Tacoma Trestle Comment

Anything more than a bumper sticker is probably above your level of comprehension anyway.

March 20 2015 Draft Transportation Master Plan Ready for More Public Input

A good friend of mine just finished reading this book and loved it, so I’ll be doing the same as soon as I finish “Unbroken.”  Thanks for this post.

March 19 2015 The Boys in the Boat at the Museum of Glass

TLDR

March 19 2015 Draft Transportation Master Plan Ready for More Public Input

Thanks for the good info.  It makes sense.

March 19 2015 Tacoma Trestle Comment

Sound Transit only owns the tracks from Tacoma to Nisqually. All the tracks north and south of that are owned by Burlington Northern (that aren’t high speed capable). So it would only be high speed for 20 miles…As for why would we need Commuter rail between Tacoma and Seattle if we had light rail… It takes 39 minutes to go from Westlake station Seattle to the airport (only 12 miles); it would take forever with all the stops between Tacoma and Seattle. I believe light rail will go from

March 19 2015 Tacoma Trestle Comment

Understood.  Sound Transit is putting together a package for Light Rail to Tacoma right now. If they pass it, why would there be Sounder service to Seattle AND Light Rail service to Seattle from Tacoma?  Likely, this corridor could become that Light Rail route (or partly) under those circumstances.  I’m saying, why not high speed rail instead?

March 19 2015 Tacoma Trestle Comment

This is Sounder Commuter rail and Amtrak… Not light rail.

March 19 2015 Tacoma Trestle Comment

I wonder if this all supports high speed rail…

Although Light Rail can do wonders for a cities in the right circumstances, I think eventually Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, and Portland will be linked by high speed rail along the I-5 corridor.  So why not plan for it?  Let’s not do Light Rail along that corridor and instead insist on high speed rail and Federal Gov’t involvement (see; financing, planning, implementation) in it.

March 19 2015 Tacoma Trestle Comment

A “free” pagoda that cost us millions a few years ago another “free” streetcar (which is technology the world has passed by) next year, that will cost us additional millions and La la, La la, La la skip to my Lou at this rate Detroit here we come.  This chasing of grant dollars for discretionary projects while ignoring infrastructure is the EXACT model that Detroit followed into bankruptcy and make absolutely no mistake about it….Tacoma does not have the political firepower to keep the grant

March 19 2015 Draft Transportation Master Plan Ready for More Public Input

If “grant funded” were the panacea you purport it to be Tacoma streets would not resemble the streets of Dresden in 1944.  The City needs to focus exclusively on undoing the damage that the leadership of the last two plus decades has wrought.  The incompetent in charge of the City’s Public Works department doesn’t even have a relatively recent Pavement Assessment and no one has informed the City Council of the state of our existing public works infrastructure in ~ a decade.  This and the City

March 19 2015 Draft Transportation Master Plan Ready for More Public Input

Billboards are as much a part of our city’s history as anything else. Just because they are out of vogue now doesn’t mean they should all be destroyed. Plus, they generate revenue.

I don’t care for chicken nuggets. Now if they’d put some fries on that board….

March 19 2015 Billboards: Sustainable Middle Ground With Clear Channel Eludes Tacoma

Streetcar funding is primarily grant funded and has nothing to do with maintenance funding.  Different pots of money from different sources.  Just that simple.

March 18 2015 Draft Transportation Master Plan Ready for More Public Input

I am way out ahead of you, I abandoned “the car” decades ago.  I haven’t owned anything other than a series of F-150 Lariat 4WD SCREWs for quite some time now.  We could not be happier with them too,  might add.

March 18 2015 Draft Transportation Master Plan Ready for More Public Input

The residents were polled on what their priorities are and restoration, preservation and maintenance of our EXISTING pavement is BY FAR what thy see as our number one priority.  In fact streetcars shrink to insignificance in comparison to cycle tracks and cycle tracks did not even come up in numbers big enough to even register when residents were asked what their priorities are.

We NEED to stop pissing away our transportation dollars on crap and we NEED to focus on restoring our existing

March 18 2015 Draft Transportation Master Plan Ready for More Public Input

Anything automobile centric will be doomed in the future and just lead to ruination.
Let’s works towards protecting the environment,our health and safety and saving a
good future for Tacoma.Abandon those anthropocence mobile species extinction death machines (the car).Tacoma deserves better like having funicular public or cargo transport.

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March 18 2015 Draft Transportation Master Plan Ready for More Public Input

If Robert Hill runs he will certainly get my vote.
Perhaps RRAnderson at feedtacome could make up some new campaign posters too like he did last time.Those were awesome.

March 18 2015 Tacoma City Council District 3 Race Gets Going

the candidates so far are interesting, although there is one that I know for sure I will not vote for.

March 18 2015 Tacoma City Council District 3 Race Gets Going

I’m liking the comprehensive nature of this plan.  Gives a clear direction of the growth Tacoma is about to face and where to prioritize resources.  And surprise!  A streetcar plan.  Something we’ve needed for a decade now.

March 18 2015 Draft Transportation Master Plan Ready for More Public Input

Wow, leave it to you to ask a loaded question with the assumption of guilt on a bunch of community volunteers.  Rude.

March 18 2015 Draft Transportation Master Plan Ready for More Public Input

California public workers may be at risk of losing promised pensions
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-pension-controversy-20150317-story.html#page=1

This is important to pay attention to.  The Tacoma model of neglecting infrastructure maintenance and preservation while funding discretionary projects is a major causal factor in what brought these California cities to bankruptcy.  The deterioration curve once maintenance is “deferred” is non linear and once the deterioration curve passes

March 18 2015 Draft Transportation Master Plan Ready for More Public Input

That is in Million$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$  Sixty-two Million dollars in new revenue Annually and the Mayor has the unmitigated gall….

March 17 2015 State of the City: "More Than Potholes... Deep Repairs..."

Well according to the City of Tacoma Draft Transportation Master Plan

http://cms.cityoftacoma.org/PublicWorks/Engineering/TMP/Chapter_5.pdf

Tacoma is taking in more than enough “new revenue” to implement the Mayor’s proposal.  So why are politicians and appointed officials not spending this money on what residents identified as their #1 concern when they were polled in the lead up to the Prop 1 campaign?  I’ll tell you why, it is because these people have nothing but contempt for the people

March 17 2015 State of the City: "More Than Potholes... Deep Repairs..."

My first impressions of this document are very positive. I think the 6 key goals are spot on. I’m glad that there is a recognition that cycle tracks (bike lanes separated from traffic) are needed on some major north-south routes. Because SR 16 overpasses and the Nalley Valley bluffs limit that direction of travel to only a few roads, bicycle boulevards are not an option. This makes cycle tracks necessary to create bicycle connections that work for people of all ages and abilities. The City is

March 16 2015 Draft Transportation Master Plan Ready for More Public Input

They funded this: http://www.exit133.com/articles/view/draft-transportation-master-plan-ready-for-more-public-input

Does this mean they have funding to implement it?  Hell no.  And what is more, funding this is what the Mayor was after when she went looking for a half-billion bucks in new revenues.

March 16 2015 State of the City: "More Than Potholes... Deep Repairs..."

Justin Leighton, Jane Ann Moore, Gary Hofmann, Michael Hutchinson, Judi Hyman, Yoshi Kumara, Vance Lelli, Jacki Skaught, Andrew Strobel, John Thurlow, Kristina Walker

This is the Transportation Commission.  I wonder how many of them were involved in the rogue painting of the right-of-way last year?

March 16 2015 Draft Transportation Master Plan Ready for More Public Input

Here’s the draft plan. 

http://www.cityoftacoma.org/government/city_departments/public_works/engineering/transportation_master_plan/


Here’s an idea:  How about we put everything else contained therein on hold and adopt first seven words out of this one section and set about implementing that as our “plan?”

4.10 Fix It First

Prioritize roadway preservation projects and

consider the long term maintenance costs of

new capacity as part of the up-front cost of

development.


Once we have

March 16 2015 Draft Transportation Master Plan Ready for More Public Input

Great job members of the Transportation Commission!
This just shows that citizens and government can work together to make Great things happen.

PS Pierce County you could learn a bit from this!

March 16 2015 Draft Transportation Master Plan Ready for More Public Input

The link to the draft is towards the end of the article.

March 16 2015 Draft Transportation Master Plan Ready for More Public Input

John,

It isn’t necessarily the scale of a building it is more about whether or not it fits within it’s surroundings without overwhelming everything else in the vicinity. 

To people with any sense of discernment what so ever, buildings that overwhelm look out of place compared to the rest of the neighborhood and almost always clash with the existing architectural styles of the other properties as well.

March 16 2015 Billboards: Sustainable Middle Ground With Clear Channel Eludes Tacoma

Maybe this photo link will work just a bit better. http://bit.ly/1EqZE99

March 16 2015 Billboards: Sustainable Middle Ground With Clear Channel Eludes Tacoma

http://s157.photobucket.com/user/jmjsherman/media/Mobile Uploads/20150316115708_zpsa6qkhi9v.jpg.html

So what is the real skyscape visual pollution—-billboard or large building?

March 16 2015 Billboards: Sustainable Middle Ground With Clear Channel Eludes Tacoma

It would be awesome to see something worthwhile done with Tacoma Avenue through downtown.  An on and off-ramp (creative engineering?) from I-5 would be great in the sense it would increase traffic in Tacoma mid-hill and provide a freeway exit within blocks of the Lincoln District.  In some places, that street doesn’t even have passable sidewalks.

I thought streetcar would have been a great choice for Tacoma Avenue and a east-west connector to serve the Hilltop Business District instead… if on

March 16 2015 Draft Transportation Master Plan Ready for More Public Input

“Where praise for vision is deserved, Mayor Strickland earned it on this project.”—-paolo

City Hall, like atheism, is a non-prophet organization.

March 16 2015 Pierce Transit & Developer in Negotiations for Transit-Oriented Development Near the Tacoma Dome

Is the Draft Plan posted online so that residents have a chance to study it and show up at the outreach events prepared to ask questions?  If not, why not?

March 16 2015 Draft Transportation Master Plan Ready for More Public Input

“The only thing left to be done is to also find ways to revitalize the housing project proposed before the 2009 financial crash that a North Carolina firm had slated for development in the old mattress factory east of the Tacoma Dome Station parking complex.”—-paolo

They Said It Couldn’t Be Built…They Were Wrong.
Coming Spring 2025: An industrial area gated community so progressive, it has security guard towers…“FLOPHOUSE 2009”

March 15 2015 Pierce Transit & Developer in Negotiations for Transit-Oriented Development Near the Tacoma Dome

“If a developer wants to build a building, then people want to live there”

Really???

March 15 2015 Pierce Transit & Developer in Negotiations for Transit-Oriented Development Near the Tacoma Dome

Don’t assume everyone shares your suburban “I don’t like poor people and pressure washing” aesthetics.

And don’t assume everyone is privileged enough to be able to choose their surroundings.

If a developer wants to build a building, then people want to live there.

March 14 2015 Pierce Transit & Developer in Negotiations for Transit-Oriented Development Near the Tacoma Dome

If you don’t like the billboards stop complaining to the people who are making money off of them and start complaining to the people spending money on them - the advertisers.

Corporate ad people don’t like complaints and McDonalds et al are easy to contact to express your displeasure with their visual pollution.

March 14 2015 Billboards: Sustainable Middle Ground With Clear Channel Eludes Tacoma

Karen,

    I’m sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your visit. I’d like to personally invite you and your nephew to our expo on me. please contact me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

March 13 2015 An Interactive Lego Expo at Freighthouse Square - With Your Help...

They need something.  I made the mistake of taking my nephew to City Blocks.  What a bust.  One more business to take off the Tacoma tour of must see places.

Interactive?  Not so much.  They are label makers.

March 13 2015 An Interactive Lego Expo at Freighthouse Square - With Your Help...

Ones hopes simple Scandinavian design elements with blonde/yellow wood floors are part of the Valhalla restoration.  In a changing Tacoma with its world outlook showcased by foreign artists working at the Museum of Glass, those redeveloping old neighborhood buildings like Valhalla should celebrate the diverse immigrant cultures of the past.  Many Tacomans can probably remember visiting their immigrant grandparents at homes near Martin Luther King, Jr. Way.  This means the story of Valhalla’s

March 13 2015 Adaptive Redevelopment for Valhalla Hall

What a serendipitous proposal.  It was very kind of Ms. Monkey and the other Monkeys to help out with the something like that.  I wish the couple the best on their new adventure together.

March 13 2015 A Monkeyshines Proposal

Any development is good development in this town, so behind.  This is certainly been refine.

Especially this area is in need of restaurants, owner operated unique shopping.

I will say, with guarded ideas, upscale.

March 12 2015 Adaptive Redevelopment for Valhalla Hall

This project is a great idea.  The only thing left to be done is to also find ways to revitalize the housing project proposed before the 2009 financial crash that a North Carolina firm had slated for development in the old mattress factory east of the Tacoma Dome Station parking complex.  There must be options for people to live in a community and not be required to always use a car to get somewhere.  The Tacoma Dome neighborhood has the potential to become as magnetic and attractive as the new

March 12 2015 Pierce Transit & Developer in Negotiations for Transit-Oriented Development Near the Tacoma Dome

If you are surprised by any of this, please contact me.  I happen to have a bridge to sell you.

March 12 2015 Billboards: Sustainable Middle Ground With Clear Channel Eludes Tacoma

It will fit right in next to the piece of junk “public art” that has been sitting in a state of disrepair for well over a decade.  The City Code specifically addresses: machinery or appliances or parts of such machinery or appliances, vehicular component parts, iron, steel, old or scrap household goods or hardware. 

“Storing outside a completely enclosed building items that constitute a threat to the
public health, safety or welfare, including but not limited to: old or scrap rope,
batteries,

March 12 2015 Pierce Transit & Developer in Negotiations for Transit-Oriented Development Near the Tacoma Dome

It seems to me as though the arguments being used to advance the cause against these billboards are no different than the concerns that long time Proctor District residents raised regarding Bill Evans’ west coast interpretation of Cabrini Green.  But then again the Tacoma City Council has never let hypocrisy get in their way.

March 12 2015 Billboards: Sustainable Middle Ground With Clear Channel Eludes Tacoma

Well, I figured if its this far out after the night of sacred hiding, I should try and find where previous year’s ones might still be hiding. I believe Ms. Monkey said that she knows for a fact that there are ones still out there that she has gone back to check, and are still there. Today, hiked Jane’s Gulch. Which is a beautiful park, nonetheless, has to be the most neglected park I have ever seen. With a little work, it could be a diamond in the rough. Nothing there, and I did search the

March 12 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

Start with the huge one towering over Memo’s at the 6th/Sprague/Divison intersection.  And then take out the rest between Sprague and Union on 6th.

March 12 2015 Billboards: Sustainable Middle Ground With Clear Channel Eludes Tacoma

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Experience a wild new idea for interdiffusion housing in Tacoma’s oldest walkable neighborhood. Carefree urban chic a stone’s throw from the railroad freight yard AND boxcar free convenience when you want it.

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It’s a life for the taking at Tacoma’s newest experimental housing

March 12 2015 Pierce Transit & Developer in Negotiations for Transit-Oriented Development Near the Tacoma Dome
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Friday Forum: Save the Date! November 6, 2015 at 12:00 pm Edit
Johnny Mathis: A Benefit Concert in Support of Arts Education October 8, 2015 at 7:30 pm Edit
APCC Kimchi Workshop Series 2015: Kimchi Dishes September 11, 2015 at 6:00 pm Edit
Parkway IPA Fest 2015 August 29, 2015 at 12:00 am Edit
Bike Train: McKinley Hill to the Top of Tacoma August 26, 2015 at 5:30 pm Edit
Tacoma’s Latin Arts Festival August 16, 2015 at 10:00 am Edit
APCC Kimchi Workshop Series 2015: White Kimchi August 14, 2015 at 6:00 pm Edit
Brew Five Three: Tacoma’s Beer & Blues Festival August 8, 2015 at 1:00 pm Edit
Friday Forum: Save the Date! August 7, 2015 at 12:00 pm Edit
Walk Tacoma: Scavenger Hunt August 5, 2015 at 4:30 pm Edit
American Sign Language for Beginners August 4, 2015 at 10:00 am Edit
Courage Classic Bicycle Tour August 1, 2015 at 12:00 am Edit
The Parkway’s 80th Anniversary July 25, 2015 at 12:00 am Edit
Wonder Woman Chronicles, Vol. 1 discussion at Destiny City Comics July 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm Edit
Tacoma Maritime Fest 2015 July 18, 2015 at 10:00 am Edit
APCC Kimchi Workshop Series 2015: Water Kimchi July 17, 2015 at 6:00 pm Edit
Walk Tacoma: Family Walk/ Museum Walk July 15, 2015 at 12:00 pm Edit
West Side Story July 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm Edit
Fleet Feet Matterhorn Madness 5K June 27, 2015 at 9:30 am Edit
Batman: the Killing Joke discussion at Destiny City Comics June 25, 2015 at 7:00 pm Edit
Defending the Caveman June 21, 2015 at 7:30 pm Edit
Defending the Caveman June 21, 2015 at 3:00 pm Edit
Defending the Caveman June 20, 2015 at 7:30 pm Edit
Defending the Caveman June 20, 2015 at 3:00 pm Edit
Wheels to Meals June 20, 2015 at 7:00 am Edit
Defending the Caveman June 19, 2015 at 7:30 pm Edit
Defending the Caveman June 18, 2015 at 7:30 pm Edit
Walk Tacoma: Architecture Walk (After Work) June 17, 2015 at 5:15 pm Edit
Walk Tacoma: Architecture Walk (Lunchtime) June 17, 2015 at 12:00 pm Edit
Drunken Telegraph June 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm Edit
APCC Kimchi Workshop Series 2015: Cucumber Kimchi June 12, 2015 at 6:00 pm Edit
Rollin’ 253 Summer Day Camp June 8, 2015 at 7:30 am Edit
TWBC Peninsula Metric June 7, 2015 at 7:00 am Edit
Walk Tacoma: Public Art Walk June 3, 2015 at 12:00 pm Edit
Anderson Island Ride May 31, 2015 at 1:30 pm Edit
Tweed Ride May 30, 2015 at 10:30 am Edit
Great Pacific, Vol. 1: Trashed! discussion at Destiny City Comics May 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm Edit
CLAW Bike Helmet Draw May 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm Edit
Bike Train: Downtown to King’s Books May 27, 2015 at 5:30 pm Edit
Mountain Biking Work Party at Swan Creek May 24, 2015 at 10:00 am Edit
Bike to a Better Pierce County in Sumner May 21, 2015 at 5:30 pm Edit
Zeit Bike: Inky Spokes May 21, 2015 at 5:00 pm Edit
Walk Tacoma: Military History Walk May 20, 2015 at 5:15 pm Edit
The Beer/Bike GoldSprints Cups May 18, 2015 at 6:00 pm Edit
Citizens for a Healthy Bay 25th Anniversary Auction May 16, 2015 at 5:00 pm Edit
Cinderella May 16, 2015 at 3:00 pm Edit
BUDDY The Buddy Holly Story May 15, 2015 at 8:00 pm Edit
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy May 15, 2015 at 7:30 pm Edit
City of Destiny Poetry Slam: Hilltop Edition May 15, 2015 at 6:00 pm Edit
Poker Run Alleycat May 15, 2015 at 2:00 pm Edit
Bike to a Better Tacoma May 14, 2015 at 5:00 pm Edit
Bike Month Book Discussion May 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm Edit
Ride with Elected Officials May 13, 2015 at 5:30 pm Edit
CycloFemme with VeloFemmes May 10, 2015 at 12:00 pm Edit
Northwest Playwrights Alliance: Bootleg May 8, 2015 at 7:30 pm Edit
APCC Kimchi Workshop Series 2015: Radish Kimchi May 8, 2015 at 6:00 pm Edit
Bike to Market Day May 7, 2015 at 10:00 am Edit
Bike Trivia Night May 6, 2015 at 6:00 pm Edit
Walk Tacoma: Waterfront Walk and Tacoma’s Maritime History May 6, 2015 at 12:00 pm Edit
An Afternoon with David Sedaris May 3, 2015 at 3:00 pm Edit
Sousa! May 2, 2015 at 7:00 pm Edit
Free Comic Book Day at Destiny City Comics May 2, 2015 at 12:00 pm Edit
7th Annual Tacoma Bike Swap May 2, 2015 at 10:00 am Edit
Touching Haiti 5k May 2, 2015 at 9:00 am Edit
Bike to a Business: King’s Books May 1, 2015 at 11:00 am Edit
2015 South Sound Dining Out for Life April 30, 2015 at 12:00 am Edit
Fun Times With New Belgium April 29, 2015 at 5:00 pm Edit
Blessing of the Bikes April 29, 2015 at 7:30 am Edit
Star Chefs on Broadway 2015: The World of Wonka April 26, 2015 at 5:00 pm Edit
Hamlet by William Shakespeare April 24, 2015 at 7:30 pm Edit
University of Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra April 24, 2015 at 7:30 pm Edit
Revival, Vol. 1 discussion at Destiny City Comics April 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm Edit
Final Point Defiance Park Master Plan public meeting April 23, 2015 at 6:00 pm Edit
Point Defiance Master Plan Public Meeting #4 April 23, 2015 at 6:00 pm Edit
Comprehensive Organic Gardening Course April 22, 2015 at 5:00 pm Edit
“Un-Thirsty” Garden Workshop –  With Marianne Binetti April 21, 2015 at 6:30 pm Edit
University of Puget Sound Kittredge Gallery 2015 Senior Show April 20, 2015 at 10:00 am Edit
TWBC Daffodil Classic April 19, 2015 at 7:00 am Edit
KRY April 18, 2015 at 9:00 pm Edit
Bill Cosby April 18, 2015 at 7:30 pm Edit
Radio 80 April 17, 2015 at 9:00 pm Edit
Menopause the Musical April 17, 2015 at 7:30 pm Edit
University of Puget Sound Concert Band and Wind Ensemble April 17, 2015 at 7:30 pm Edit
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee April 17, 2015 at 5:30 pm Edit
Friday Forum: Save the Date! April 17, 2015 at 12:00 pm Edit
Hambone Blues Band April 15, 2015 at 8:00 pm Edit
Walk Tacoma: Brewery Walk April 15, 2015 at 5:15 pm Edit
No Fear Garden Design Workshop – With Sue Goetz April 14, 2015 at 6:30 pm Edit
Pacific Science Cafe: Worms With Dementia April 14, 2015 at 6:30 pm Edit
Brewer’s Night with Dogfish Head April 13, 2015 at 5:00 pm Edit
Charles Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette April 12, 2015 at 2:00 pm Edit
The Spazmatics April 11, 2015 at 9:00 pm Edit
Daffodil 5k Challenge April 11, 2015 at 8:30 am Edit
The Afrodisiacs April 10, 2015 at 9:00 pm Edit
Evita April 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm Edit
Looking for Normal by Jane Anderson April 10, 2015 at 7:30 pm Edit
Charles Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette April 10, 2015 at 7:30 pm Edit
APCC Kimchi Workshop Series 2015: Napa Kimchi April 10, 2015 at 6:00 pm Edit
University of Puget Sound Opera Theatre presents Le Comte Ory by Rossini April 10, 2015 at 5:30 pm Edit
105th Annual Luncheon April 10, 2015 at 11:30 am Edit