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You’ll just have to keep looking!  There is never any guarantee that they are put out on a specific day, and this year they chose to be more secretive about it and not give hints and possibly change the dates they go out.  It’s just supposed to be something you happen upon for good luck, not an organized one day event that everyone finds something.  Good luck! :)

January 30 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

Considering his “no” vote on a measly 3 days sick leave for Tacoma workers, I’m not saddened by his departure .  I now see less chance that my next Tacoma restaurant meal will be sprayed by a sneeze from someone who was forced to choose between paying the rent and feeding his/her family or risking the health of customers.

January 30 2015 David Boe to Run (Away) in 2015

“Some short videos here on why automobile centric transportation methods are gravely flawed.Whoever has created this GS Building Plan for their transportation study should have been retired as their methodology is obsolete and from the past.”—-RHTCCComedyfan

The assumption here is that people only buy cars for transportation.

Here’s some unsolicited advice: It’s easier to change location than to change people (and I don’t mean change the location of the GS building).

All the propaganda,

January 30 2015 Pierce County General Services Building: Growing Plans

“The problem is that in this plan there is substantial public subsidization in more parking and a defacto mindset that just about everyone will drive…Parking is not free.  It requires acquisition of land, materials for construction, and continued maintenance.”—-Chris

It’s a self-evident fact that Pierce Transit and Sound Transit has built Park-N-Ride surface lots all over Pierce County. Who subsidizes those lots plus the multi-level garages they’ve built?

The bureaucracy and costs of public

January 30 2015 Pierce County General Services Building: Growing Plans

Geez, buddy….too bad the heart attack didn’t take. You’re a bore.

January 30 2015 2015 Will Be the "Year of the Bike" in Tacoma

Jesse, I really think that some of your ideas above are interesting, and some of them are actually quite compelling, but plain and simple, they completely ignore the needs and desires of the Lincoln area, for growth and investment.  We over here are tired of being ignored, and are happy to see that someone is starting to care about our area.  Investment here is long overdue and much more needed than downtown, which has seen a LOT of public investment already and in my opinion, needs more

January 30 2015 Pierce County General Services Building: Growing Plans

Some short videos here on why automobile centric transportation methods are gravely flawed.Whoever has created this GS Building Plan for their transportation study should have been retired as their methodology is obsolete and from the past.

This one is great and short.
His Youtube page has a lot of other great similar videos and examples
and he even sells some books on his ideas.He should win the Nobel Prize.

Car Trouble: And How to Fix It

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZQel28SsvM

Other

January 29 2015 Pierce County General Services Building: Growing Plans

POST-TRAUMATIC PARKING LOT STRESS DISORDER—-The Progressive Degenerative Disease That Tax Dollars Won’t Cure

January 29 2015 Pierce County General Services Building: Growing Plans

I am new to the area, living in Ruston and the lack of input from the Mayor on this issue doesnt look good.

January 29 2015 Annexing Point Ruston

The County has chosen to completely disregard soliciting input on broader planning options and instead move forward with the design of a corporate campus circa 1950..

Yeah, it’s an anachronism.  If you tried to build something like this in Seattle or Portland, you’d get outcry and the project would be stopped and reformulated.

January 29 2015 Pierce County General Services Building: Growing Plans

Part of the problem with this project is that it comes with little vision or the ability of the County to do amplify it’s investment in the City.  Part of a transit advocates vision is that of helping the lower and middle income individuals keep more money in their pockets by ditching a household car - which is, on average a $700 a month cost, all things considered.

So, let me give an example of a better plan for this consolidation project, if you’d indulge me.

-  OCH:  Use Old City Hall as

January 29 2015 Pierce County General Services Building: Growing Plans

This project is a planning failure.

We as a City, State and Country are moving towards greater density, diverse transportation options and greater sustainability in our daily lives. The County has chosen to completely disregard soliciting input on broader planning options and instead move forward with the design of a corporate campus circa 1950. Automobile-centric. Completely misguided and counter to many basic tenets of today’s regional and urban planning.

January 29 2015 Pierce County General Services Building: Growing Plans

Again, another point is being missed here.  The problem is that in this plan there is substantial public subsidization in more parking and a defacto mindset that just about everyone will drive.  This is in-effect the “social engineering” that others here are proclaiming that a reduction in parking spaces would produce.  Parking is not free.  It requires acquisition of land, materials for construction, and continued maintenance.

January 29 2015 Pierce County General Services Building: Growing Plans

OH THE HORROR. That they would build facilities commensurate with demand. You even state yourself, “You cannot build a parking space for every current employee (with room to spare) and then expect that any of them will use other modes of transportation.”

Yes sir, you’d have to give them a reason to and not merely disincentivize car use.  Disincentivization is another way of saying “purposefully reducing peoples’ quality of life in order to try to modify their behavior” (see: TPU’s garbage

January 29 2015 Pierce County General Services Building: Growing Plans

There are no growing plans that include renaming the site the Utopian Socialists Plaza.

January 29 2015 Pierce County General Services Building: Growing Plans

Remember that the County shuttered this site because they got out of the mental health business.  Also remember that the City of Tacoma had to pick up that responsibility and ultimately raise your sales tax 0.1% to pay for it.  The “right” thing to do would have been to remodel the hospital and not abandon our mentally ill.
Also, there is indeed great support for this project in the Lincoln District.  It’s emotional.  Notice how people always say “we deserve this” project?  Well, you do.  In

January 29 2015 Pierce County General Services Building: Growing Plans

I’m sitting in a house that was built in 1926 a few blocks away from the old Puget Sound Hospital, also built in 1926. The County has always had hundreds of jobs at the site. In the 1950’s, the Hospital might have had as many as 1000 employees. Currently the County is doing the right thing, and restoring those jobs to the Lincoln District. The health of the local neighborhood has always depended on these jobs.

2 quick points here….. 1. I know of only 3 local residents who oppose the project

January 29 2015 Pierce County General Services Building: Growing Plans

I completely agree with ckarnes here. This is an motor vehicle centric idea basically a proven failure of a unsustainable system from more than 50 or 60 years ago.
It would be like planning to build another ASARCO smelting plant here.
There shoud be a design to have a bus transit main covered stop there and also consideration ( an area left planned for a future trolley system stop center there too).
In addition 8 short term bicycle spaces for the public is absurdly low instead there should be

January 29 2015 Pierce County General Services Building: Growing Plans

Travel to and from the Pierce County General Services Building is currently a matter of choice left to the individual.

January 28 2015 Pierce County General Services Building: Growing Plans

I am merely pointing out that food dollars are the easiest way for a person to spend their money locally.  I’m sorry you didn’t redneckognize my point.

Wow, name calling?  Really mature.  Get a life.

January 28 2015 A Chick-Fil-A For Tacoma?

Someone likes a business that you don’t, therefore that person is unworthy to live in your neck of the woods.

Not all of us live here by choice, some of us were forced to move to this intolerant hellhole by our jobs.  Don’t hold your own personal bigotry against those of us who are excited to see a “little bit of home” come to this miserable state.

January 28 2015 A Chick-Fil-A For Tacoma?

Building 1,100 new “free” parking spaces is insane!  Have we learned nothing from the last 50 years of urban design and planning mistakes in Tacoma?  Parking lots and structures should be avoided in or around the city’s mixed use centers.  They create dead zones devoid of life and activity.  Just take a look at Park Plaza North or the Eric Anderson Memorial Parking Lot.  The sheer amount of parking in this plan is out of proportion and at-odds with the desired walkable land use in the area.

January 28 2015 Pierce County General Services Building: Growing Plans

does this mean it wont be the traditional 1/31 early wee early hours of the morning?  When will we know further information - looking forward to taking my kids out this year.
Thanks!!! :)

January 28 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

As the costs rise for this project, it is becoming more apparent why mid-rise office towers rarely abut neighborhoods with single-family housing.  A few points for this project include:

A. The proposed eleven hundred parking spots are absolutely needed.  One parking spot for each employee is necessary because you have to make sure nobody parks in the nearby neighborhood.
B.    The cited $46m price tag for a parking garage, if built downtown, is a total cost.  It is not “Delta” cost, or, the

January 28 2015 Pierce County General Services Building: Growing Plans

Sad loss for the City Council.  Maybe he could be a consultant for them in the future…

Glass half full moment: Did I see something about “Imagine Tacoma” coming back?  Excited!  David is always full of great ideas.

January 28 2015 David Boe to Run (Away) in 2015

Which city dept. will enforce the sick leave policy? What are the penalties? Is there an enforcement budget? Are their any business tax incentives?

January 28 2015 Earned Sick Leave Amendments

Or Derek Young could run, and mess up elections in both the county and the city. A third Derek Young could be found to carry both signs, and demand a runoff.

January 28 2015 David Boe to Run (Away) in 2015

I like that the city is such an advocate…I think they should formalize their commitment and allow businesses to deduct the expense from their B&0 tax. This should be a shared investment to make our city a better place to live and work. And everybody knows that B&O is a top-line tax, so it should not impact their ability to fulfill city charter obligations.

One more question though.  Where does the city derive it’s authority to impose this on businesses?  I don’t actually see it in the city

January 27 2015 Earned Sick Leave Amendments

PROBLEM: A city loans a private developer $31 million dollars. The payback term is 30 years. The financial means of payback is contingent on the success and future profits from the developer’s proposed high density commercial and residential project.

AXIOM: Value is not a statement of material fact.

REMEMBER: The main principle in structuring liabilities is to match the repayment of debt with the borrower’s ability to repay.

PROBLEM: Density can signify both a place and a state of mind.

January 26 2015 Annexing Point Ruston

Babe Lehrer was a woman of great character and immense heart.  She will be greatly missed by all those who were fortunate enough to know her.  Dear lady, thank you for your friendship and for all have done to make this world better.  I bid you a fond good bye.

January 26 2015 Babe Lehrer, Tacoma businesswoman and philanthropist, dead at 93

Why do vision plans like Tacoma 2025 if nobody, even in our own local government,  is going to follow them?

January 26 2015 Tacoma City Business Preview - Week of January 27, 2015

Jesse, your personal preference and intuition about what should built and where, is just that—-your personal preference. Every individual is concerned about his own economic future—-and many ambitious politicians have built their careers on promises of a future utopia.

All roads lead out of Tacoma for a reason. Call it economic justice. The pressures of daily life in a highly regulated, densely populated, blind leading the blind cultural pinpoint on the map of Earth is something to run from.

January 26 2015 Group Challenges Planned Pierce County Administration Building Location

Mayor Hopkins appears incompetent.  The outside voices in this story (Mayor Stickland and Rep Kilmer) seem to agree with Cohen, that this impasse is the result of Mayor Hopkins. 

Ruston has taken 4 years to approve permits that Tacoma approved in 2 months.  Hopkins apparently lied about his intention to follow through on his promised actions.  He failed to show up for meetings and ignored communications.  All construction has been on the Tacoma side.  Ruston is even trying to stop

January 26 2015 Annexing Point Ruston

You absolutely missed my point.

January 26 2015 Group Challenges Planned Pierce County Administration Building Location

The great thing about Tacoma? It’s always looking for a new Superfund Site to add to its collection.

January 25 2015 Annexing Point Ruston

“...if the Pierce County building, circa 1890’s, would have been built in the Proctor District.”—-Jesse

The Proctor District, for all its posturing, has never been anything more than a way station for Ruston bound travelers.

In contrast, Pacific Avenue, south of downtown Tacoma, has served the greater Tacoma area for over one-hundred years as a primary state highway—-State Route 7 was built to effectively and efficiently serve city and county travelers.

January 25 2015 Group Challenges Planned Pierce County Administration Building Location

The Year of the Bike: I love it.  Every city had its re-birth; c’mon Tacoma, get on your bikes!

January 25 2015 2015 Will Be the "Year of the Bike" in Tacoma

Sorry for my numerous spelling mistakes in my previous post (I was tired).You get my drift though

January 24 2015 2015 Will Be the "Year of the Bike" in Tacoma

I had a heart attack earlier this year (my heart functions now at a meager 25% efficiency) though now I cycle around 18 miles per day,5 days per week.

What I learned in the cardio rehab class was that the people in this country are facing a cardiovascular epidemic with about half the population eventually dying of cardiovascular disease due to our bad American habits like our poor high chloresterol red meat,fast foot,prepared foods,restaurant food diets,our sedentary (lack of exercise)

January 24 2015 2015 Will Be the "Year of the Bike" in Tacoma

Ah, don’t bother feeling sorry for the people of the Lincoln District. I like our chances of winning this one. And just how far do you think 3600 Pacific is from UWT? Puget Sound Hospital isn’t too far away from Downtown…. it’s just on the wrong side of Downtown. It’s not easy being the East Side.

January 24 2015 Group Challenges Planned Pierce County Administration Building Location

Here is one way to help:  Ms. Monkey has a special Year of the Sheep thank you for individuals that contribute $100 to Monkeyshines - http://www.exit133.com/articles/view/a-very-special-monkeyshines-opportunity#.VMQe8EfF9ih .

January 24 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

I went to the merting on the 22nd and came away feeling sorry for not only the people of the Lincoln District but also for the legacy of Pat McCarthy.
Imaging for a moment if the Pierce County building, circa 1890’s, would have been built in the Proctor District.  What would people of thought of that decision 20-75 years later?  We’d think those decision makers were crazy, right?  Here’s your legacy, Pat.  You should have tried harder.

January 24 2015 Group Challenges Planned Pierce County Administration Building Location

Thanks Marbleman for getting us so excited for the Year of the Sheep! We found marbles on our walk after dinner. We love to walk Tacoma, especially when there is a treasure found! Thank you for the memory.
Marie and boys

January 24 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

It is totally silly for this building to not be in the Lincoln District.  This is a huge mistake to put this anywhere else.  This is near transit line, people will use transit to get there.  If it is near downtown, it continually will not invest in the revitalization of the Lincoln District.  In addition, the Lincoln District has a plethora of land (parking lots) that should be developed.  Put it in the Lincoln District is a great idea.

January 23 2015 Group Challenges Planned Pierce County Administration Building Location

I would like to donate to Monkey Shines…we love them and appreciate their gift of art. We have never actually found any monkeyshine beauties, but we always love the hunt.  Please let me know how to contribute funds.
Thank you,
Lola

January 23 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

There are plenty of development areas in downtown or the dome district that could accomodate this site.  46 million for the parking garage would not be necessary if the city partnered with another developer who owned land and wanted to share a development project to include parking.  In addition, if you were close to light rail, you wouldn’t need all of that parking!  50 year plan needs to be considered.  It’s not just about the cost of a parking garage.  You will only reach this building by

January 23 2015 Proposal Would Relocate Pierce County Offices to Old Puget Sound Hospital Site

It is totally silly for this building to not be downtown or in the dome district.  This is a huge mistake to put this anywhere else.  If this is near transit line, people will use transit to get there.  If it is near downtown, it continually invests in the revitalization of downtown.  In addition, downtown has a plethora of land (parking lots) that should be developed.  Put it in the Dome district is a great idea.

January 23 2015 Group Challenges Planned Pierce County Administration Building Location

Annex them… and Fircrest!!  Let’s stop this rediculous breeding war with Spokane so Tacoma can finally prove it is number two.  :)

January 23 2015 Annexing Point Ruston

Due to projected Sea Level rise this area will likely be underwater in 100 years anyway.It already is at risk if there is an Earthquake caused Tsunami too.
Even with Dikes (Sea Walls) it will certainly be a doomed underwater area by 200 years.
So Sea rise will annex this and be laughing at the developers in the end.

January 23 2015 Annexing Point Ruston

Please check your facts before you respond so quickly. To date the City of Ruston has not received a penny from the City of Tacoma for infrastructure upgrades and improvements.
In regard to the gentleman that commented about the potholes, have you driven in Ruston lately? My experience has been that all the roads are nice and smooth and clean, not a pot hole to be found. Could it be that Ruston is a finely tuned, run town that only wants the best for its residents. Don’t be fooled by what you

January 23 2015 Annexing Point Ruston

That is simply not true.  “The Proctor,” now only half built, is already blocking out the daylight at the eating establishment Knapps.  It is a shame what it will do for the old charm of the neighborhood.  There is dwindling intention in the expansion of neighborhoods, growth for the sake of growth.  While change is indeed certain, change in which direction, is the choice at hand.  In this case, made by a small number of public officials.  Refusing to listen to the greater community’s vision.

January 23 2015 Work Begins Soon on The Proctor

I’m going to start out by calling Ruston quaint. A cute little village of less than 750 inhabitants that has been known to want no changes whatsoever in their borders.

I do think that they are being foolish because the development at Pt. Ruston could have been their ticket to enough tax revenue to make the little town hum with upgrades and fixed potholes. Let’s look back at past decisions made by this town. Have they made similar decisions in the past? Have they blocked construction or

January 23 2015 Annexing Point Ruston

“Ruston isn’t just a bunch of podunk ninnies that they’d have you believe,” Hopkins said.

I don’t know what that means exactly, but it doesn’t instill any greater faith in Ruston’s leadership.

For the sake of everyone involved, I hope for a expedient annexation. There’s an important role for government to play in the execution of Point Ruston and the “Town” of Ruston isn’t willing or capable to be partner in this. Regardless of their motivations, they’re failing in their obligations.

January 23 2015 Annexing Point Ruston

the people of Tacoma would be welcomed as liberators! flowers and parades!  the people of Ruston cry out for freedom!  We should start sending supplies and weapons to moderate rebel fighters

January 23 2015 Annexing Point Ruston

Midland: Tacoma to 512, Waller/Summit: Portland Ave to Canyon.

January 23 2015 Annexing Point Ruston

First we take Point Ruston, then we take Fircrest.

January 23 2015 Annexing Point Ruston

This is a start.  Now for the rest.

January 23 2015 Annexing Point Ruston

Town hall reveals support for county administration building project in East Tacoma

Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2015/01/22/3602250_town-hall-reveals-support-for.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy

January 23 2015 Group Challenges Planned Pierce County Administration Building Location

This looks like Marbleman and not the official hunt. Thank you, Marbleman!

January 22 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

Does this mean it has begun?  Has it really?  Or is this just marble man?

January 22 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

The following image appeared in our inbox with the caption, “A picture says a thousand words.”

January 22 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

I am new to the Washington state, I came from Florida
I cannot believe how awesome the Tacoma area is,
I came across what you do in the Tacoma weekly, I have put 3 hours a day in for last three days with no luck, I am having a great time looking , some frustration because I’m not sure it’s out yet I hope I haven’t been looking for naught lol. I’m 53 and have many health problems lost motivation until I read your article I have been out with my dog at the point little parks downtown firemans

January 22 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

When that condemned stretch of Pacific Avenue receives the wrecking ball, the only tears shed will be tears of joy.

January 22 2015 Group Challenges Planned Pierce County Administration Building Location

Now hearing $100m estimate instead of $90m.  Not considering street re-do’s (roads, traffic, sewer, storm water, multi-modal impacts) because of failed traffic study, increased operations costs (a mid-rise tower is more expensive than low-rise), or needed shuttle service ($500k per year?) this project would require because it’s too far away from other County offices.  Also cost not considering Pierce County Hospital land value to a developer.
Just an FYI.  :)

January 21 2015 Group Challenges Planned Pierce County Administration Building Location

Please sign the petition: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/stop-the-tnt-adbag-trashing?source=c.em.cp&r_by=7522772

January 21 2015 TNT Response Re #ZeeckBag Issue

I liked Alt. 1, but if it is too expensive and if, as Matt says, Alt. 5 is like Seattle’s Burke-Gilman, I’d be all for that.

January 21 2015 Historic Water Ditch Trail: New Name, New Alternative

The Flume Trail is much more historically correct than any ditch witch name someone downtown has been using for too long.  This has been brought up consistently by the South Tacoma Neighborhood council - over , and over, and over. In the summer, Tacoma still gets 40 to 60% of it’s water from the aquifer up through the pumps and though the waterpipe aligned under the trail. The Flume was an engineering marvel for the time- in Edison!

Alternative 1 is the best use of available space without

January 20 2015 Historic Water Ditch Trail: New Name, New Alternative

To address Christine’s question, yes, the path will be between the road and the businesses, like a giant well-marked sidewalk. This is how large trails like the Burke-Gilman run through busy corridors in Seattle as well. There were plenty of businesses on both sides of South Tacoma Way, but having this section on the north side will allign well with the section further down the hill near the Rescue Mission that is also on the north side. I think this is a great option, no matter what you call

January 20 2015 Historic Water Ditch Trail: New Name, New Alternative

Now the bike and pedestrian path will be the separation between the road and the parking lots? Is that what this is relating? That sounds like a bad idea. Can someone explain further, please?

January 20 2015 Historic Water Ditch Trail: New Name, New Alternative

How ‘bout a simple Water Line Trail?

January 20 2015 Historic Water Ditch Trail: New Name, New Alternative

HWFLT?  Ditch it.  I can accept the simple “Flume Line Trail” but “Water Ditch” has a more SoTac feel.  And on Halloween we can change the name to “Water Witch Trail” and turn it into a haunted ride.  Can you do that with a flume?

January 20 2015 Historic Water Ditch Trail: New Name, New Alternative

Armchair social engineering can be fun, especially in a mixed-up city like Tacoma. First of all, the key assumption here is that the overall population of Tacoma will increase. If so, then how should Tacoman’s greet the future? What would a better future really look like?

Submitted For Your Approval: High density multi-family buildings, stocked with government created, ordained and sustained public transit-dependent cultural slaves.

Some call this picture New Urbanism, but that’s really

January 19 2015 Reviewing Tacoma's Mixed Use Centers

Aesthetically speaking, the stature of the building blends naturally into the landscape of Pierce Transit Routes 28, 41, and 57. But nothing was left to chance. It was all calculated to please the eye; and if the building was placed along Pierce Transit Routes 11, or 16, then no amount of creative adaptation would ever soothe the refined sensibilities of the neighboring cultural elite.

January 18 2015 Group Challenges Planned Pierce County Administration Building Location

Limited budgets don’t necessitate ugliness.  They should lighten up the design and make the building less fortress-like.

January 18 2015 Group Challenges Planned Pierce County Administration Building Location

The food is excellent and we really like local atmosphere.  The grass fed hamburger is amazing as are the “real” potato fries and the green salad.  The food is very fresh and tasty.  The service was fast, efficient, and friendly.  We loved the rustic charm and the nautical artwork on the walls.  They have a big selection of northwest beers on tap.  We definitely plan to eat here on a regular basis.

January 17 2015 Point Defiance Tap & Grill: A Northwest Centric Pub-Meets-Bistro

Good work. And it’s not hyperbole to use Chopin here.

January 17 2015 Farewell, Kalakala - A Drone's-Eye View

OK, let me ask you this, talus. Do you work in building that is better or prettier than this? This is a Country project and it has to be functional and it has to be cheap. There are special interest groups currently failing the County Council and Social Media to make this project into something prettier, something Downtown, something more transit friendly, something that saves historic Tacoma buildings, something not on the East Side, ect….  Why can’t it just be what it is? The County Office

January 17 2015 Group Challenges Planned Pierce County Administration Building Location

Setting aside the location debate for a minute, can we all agree the current design for the remodel is super ugly?  Any chance it could be redone to look less Death Star-like?

January 17 2015 Group Challenges Planned Pierce County Administration Building Location

Lincoln District

This completely. This would be a huge benefit to the neighborhood around 38h st and pacific. The Lincoln District deserves this. These jobs have been an anchor to the neighborhood. I agree work to close the Rap House, a felon colony across the street from a High-school in the middle of a neighborhood.

Keep up the good fight Sid.

January 17 2015 Group Challenges Planned Pierce County Administration Building Location

“Bring the jobs back!!”

That’s what an entrepreneur in the Lincoln District said. What does the proposed Pierce County General Services project mean to the Lincoln Neighborhood? A lot.

Let’s look at the recent history in and around the site. Puget Sound Hospital employed 500 people before the County took it over. Community Connections employed another 150 in the area before Pierce County relocated it. Northwest Kinetics accounted for 100 jobs lost when it closed. More jobs were lost

January 17 2015 Group Challenges Planned Pierce County Administration Building Location

This completely. This would be a huge benefit to the neighborhood around 38h st and pacific. The Lincoln District deserves this. These jobs have been an anchor to the neighborhood. I agree work to close the Rap House, a felon colony across the street from a High-school in the middle of a neighborhood.

January 17 2015 Group Challenges Planned Pierce County Administration Building Location

Thanks Jesse, It’s nice to hear you have both vision and goodwill for the East Side. My problem is that you listed a whole bunch of nice stuff for the Lincoln District, that the City will do almost none of. There will never be enough money for the East Side, except for low income housing or half-way houses or other vile stuff no other neighborhood wants. Pierce County, God Bless ‘em, is trying to do the right thing here and share the wealth. Please have a chance of heart and support this.

January 16 2015 Group Challenges Planned Pierce County Administration Building Location

Well, I guess you are not a taker on trying to resolve the REAL pressing “out of context” issues here in our district that TRULY affect us.  I know, it takes a special type to live on this side of town and deal with these things on a daily basis.  Grow some skin, no one personally attacked you, welcome to the Lincoln District.

January 16 2015 Group Challenges Planned Pierce County Administration Building Location

Personal attacks diminish your integrity.

January 16 2015 Group Challenges Planned Pierce County Administration Building Location

My biggest problem with this locaiton is that it would most likely not be able to tie into any future vision of the LINK, unless it went down 38th somehow.  A spur project for the brewery/dome district like this would be nice and probably have better access.

January 16 2015 Group Challenges Planned Pierce County Administration Building Location

I hope you don’t assume I have some sort of political agenda here.  I am indeed a County resident but I live on Fox Island.  I am an ex-Tacoman.  I do much of my daily business in Tacoma and want to see the best for her.  Tacoma creates my business and a healthy Tacoma makes me more money.
What I think the Lincoln District needs (and I’ve advocated for) is:

1. A LID - It’s happening!
2. Streetcar should have gone down Tacoma Avenue in downtown so it could have easily crossed the freeway to

January 16 2015 Group Challenges Planned Pierce County Administration Building Location

When can the good people of this forum expect to see you at the health department arguing that a needle exchange does not belong in our neighborhood because it is “out of context,” or that we should enforce more codes?  Better yet, try to find a solution to the garbage and drug addicts that hide in the Tacoma school district land next to Lincoln park.  When was the last time you volunteered your own gas and money to help pick up litter, give a sandwich to a homeless person, guide them to

January 16 2015 Group Challenges Planned Pierce County Administration Building Location

According to modern Systems Theory, in order to build a proper bureaucracy, one must first refer to a proper bus schedule for guidance.

January 16 2015 Group Challenges Planned Pierce County Administration Building Location

Good point Susan! In reality 3600 Pacific is downtown. But it’s on the wrong side of downtown politically. If the site was just North of downtown, why, all the powers that be would love, love love it! It aint easy for the East Side.

January 16 2015 Group Challenges Planned Pierce County Administration Building Location

That economic impact study wouldn’t be worth the paper it was printed on. It would just be a ruse for the downtown power boys to buy time so they could gather the needed political firepower to take this away from the East Side. The Country tax payers don’t need to pay $$$$ for some sham study that covers up a political power play.

January 16 2015 Group Challenges Planned Pierce County Administration Building Location

I completely support the new building location at 36th and Pacific! Go Lincoln district! We need some of the economic development dollars to be directed to the south end, not just downtown and the north side. Lincoln is not bad for working and living. There’s some great eateries around and I suspect this could bring more. Of note, it’s a great place to ride your bike….only two miles (ish) from downtown. And the transit runs pretty regularly, if that’s the option you’d like to take.

January 15 2015 Group Challenges Planned Pierce County Administration Building Location

Let’s see…Downtown has City Hall, the County Criminal Justice Center, the Federal Courthouse, the UW campus, SOTA, the Convention Center, the Tacoma Dome, the Broadway Performing Arts Center, 6 significant museums, and I’m probably forgetting a few other public institutions. On top of that significant investments are occurring in public infrastructure: Prairie Line trail, Pac. Ave. Streetscape,  the new Amtrak station, and eventually the Tacoma Link extension.

If Downtown can’t survive on

January 15 2015 Group Challenges Planned Pierce County Administration Building Location

“Perhaps if the government (Federal,State and Local) wanted to phase out unsustainable personal motor vehicle dependancy/ownership with uber expensive infrastructure, they should offer free or reduced cost housing or a huge monitary bonus to individuals whom choose to not own these anthropocene holocaust species extinction machines.”

HOW NEO-FEUDALISM DEVELOPED IN 21ST CENTURY TACOMA

January 15 2015 Reviewing Tacoma's Mixed Use Centers

“To accommodate this growth, the MUCs are zoned for higher density, non-automobile dependent development. The goal is for these neighborhoods to function more or less self-sufficiently, with a mix of uses to allow residents and workers to meet many of their needs within the neighborhood, without getting in their cars.”

To phase out automobile dependancy in those areas just limit on street parking in those areas with 30 minute or less parking or just delivery or utility type parking only.Put

January 15 2015 Reviewing Tacoma's Mixed Use Centers

So basically you may create another business district around Pacific and 36th big enough to constitute new transit options?  Great. 
I bet, in the early 1960’s, when the mall was proposed, that elected officials touted it as a great idea because it was in between Lincoln and 56th & STW.  I bet they thought adding new people and stores several blocks away would help Lincoln and STW.  What they really did was create a new more exciting business district close enough to drain the life out of the

January 15 2015 Group Challenges Planned Pierce County Administration Building Location

There is a 14 story high rise condominium at 3201 Pacific Ave. This location is also reasonably close to downtown. One might simply describe this construction as expansionary growth of downtown Tacoma.

January 15 2015 Group Challenges Planned Pierce County Administration Building Location

Then let’s see an economic impact study comparing the proposed location with one in the downtown core.  Let’s truly get the best results, financially, out of this $90m investment.  If you’re Marty Campbell, the City Council person, I would suspect you would WANT this proposed study if you actually believe what you just typed.

January 15 2015 Group Challenges Planned Pierce County Administration Building Location

Transit access has been underestimated at the Lincoln Neighborhood Location. 4 routes serve the location and connect it to over half dozen Transit Centers and Park & Rides

Transit access has been underestimated for the Lincoln Neighborhood Location. Four routes currently serve the location and connect it to over half dozen Transit Centers and Park & Rides.

In addition this would bring the needed ridership to usher in a BRT line along the number 1. (Read as BIG WIN)

From the traffic study:

January 15 2015 Group Challenges Planned Pierce County Administration Building Location

A nine story building with 1300 employees does not belong in any of Tacoma’s business districts, suburbia, or anywhere in between - as this is.  But this project lacks context.  I mean, do YOU want to live nextdoor to a nine story building in a single family home?  Do YOU want to never again have a place to park out in front of your own home?  Do YOU want traffic so bad you can’t get out of your own street?  If anything, the county is disrespecting these neighbors because of the neighborhood’s

January 15 2015 Group Challenges Planned Pierce County Administration Building Location

The most logical spot downtown for this building is at 6th ave. At St. Helens/Broadway…where the light rail extention will pass thru. A ten or twelve story building would fit right in where people live and work, away from the city center…but adding a new building to our skyline and close to city hall.  A parking garage could also be built there.  Close by are all the restaurants and Ruston Way features.

January 15 2015 Group Challenges Planned Pierce County Administration Building Location
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Friday Forum: Save the Date! November 6, 2015 at 12:00 pm Edit
Tacoma’s Latin Arts Festival August 16, 2015 at 10:00 am 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
Wonder Woman Chronicles, Vol. 1 discussion at Destiny City Comics July 23, 2015 at 7:00 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
Batman: the Killing Joke discussion at Destiny City Comics June 25, 2015 at 7:00 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
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
Great Pacific, Vol. 1: Trashed! discussion at Destiny City Comics May 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm Edit
Walk Tacoma: Military History Walk May 20, 2015 at 5:15 pm Edit
Cinderella May 16, 2015 at 3:00 pm Edit
BUDDY The Buddy Holly Story May 15, 2015 at 8:00 pm Edit
Northwest Playwrights Alliance: Bootleg May 8, 2015 at 7:30 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
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
Revival, Vol. 1 discussion at Destiny City Comics April 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm Edit
TWBC Daffodil Classic April 19, 2015 at 7:00 am Edit
Bill Cosby April 18, 2015 at 7:30 pm Edit
Friday Forum: Save the Date! April 17, 2015 at 12:00 pm Edit
Walk Tacoma: Brewery Walk April 15, 2015 at 5:15 pm Edit
Daffodil 5k Challenge April 11, 2015 at 8:30 am Edit
Evita April 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm Edit
Walk Tacoma Series Kick-Off: Tacoma’s Famous People and Places April 1, 2015 at 12:00 pm Edit
Drunken Telegraph March 28, 2015 at 7:30 pm Edit
Family Jewels 5k March 28, 2015 at 12:00 am Edit
Attack on Titan, Vol. 1 discussion at Destiny City Comics March 26, 2015 at 7:00 pm Edit
Songs of the Emerald Isle March 22, 2015 at 2:30 pm Edit
Whiskers Wine & Dine March 21, 2015 at 5:00 pm Edit
TedX Tacoma March 21, 2015 at 3:00 pm Edit
Southern Troubadours in the Round March 14, 2015 at 7:30 pm Edit
Pippi Longstocking March 14, 2015 at 2:00 pm Edit
Ain’t Misbehavin’: The Fats Waller Musical March 7, 2015 at 7:30 pm Edit
8th Annual South Sound Sustainability Expo March 7, 2015 at 10:00 am Edit
A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams February 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm Edit
International Guitar Night February 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm Edit
Peter Panzerfaust, Vol. 1 discussion at Destiny City Comics February 26, 2015 at 7:00 pm Edit
Seussical TYA February 21, 2015 at 2:00 pm Edit
Muh Grog Zoo: A Long-Form Improv Troupe February 20, 2015 at 7:30 pm Edit
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo February 20, 2015 at 7:30 pm Edit
Rollin’ 253 Mid Winter Break Camp February 16, 2015 at 7:30 am Edit
Rollin’ 253 Valentines Day Skate February 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm Edit
Dancing with the Tacoma Stars February 14, 2015 at 5:30 pm Edit
Wine and Chocolate February 13, 2015 at 5:30 pm Edit
Friday Forum: Save the Date! February 13, 2015 at 12:00 pm Edit
Bicycle Documentary “AfterMass” Screens at The Grand Cinema February 12, 2015 at 6:30 pm Edit
“Postmodern Muslim Feminism,” by Sister Tahera Ahmad February 9, 2015 at 7:30 pm Edit
Drive the Blues Away February 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm Edit
Tacomapocalypse 4: Back from the Future! Artists Reception February 7, 2015 at 4:00 pm Edit
Ticket to Thrive at Annie Wright February 7, 2015 at 9:00 am Edit
Density for Destiny? February 4, 2015 at 6:00 pm Edit
Rollin’ 253 Monday Madness February 2, 2015 at 3:30 pm Edit
Super Bowl Bike Ride February 1, 2015 at 10:00 am Edit
Bike to a Business: Hop Coffee February 1, 2015 at 6:00 am Edit
Were Too Tiny Concert January 31, 2015 at 5:30 pm Edit
Meet the Artist! Sunglasses After Dark signing with local creator Stan Shaw January 31, 2015 at 4:00 pm Edit
The Homestretch Film Screening January 31, 2015 at 9:00 am Edit
Ford F-Series: The Truck That Grew Up with America January 24, 2015 at 10:00 am Edit
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee January 16, 2015 at 8:00 pm Edit
Meditation Hour - Every Monday Evening January 1, 2015 at 7:00 pm Edit
Bike to a Business: Pacific Brewing & Malting Co. January 1, 2015 at 4:00 pm Edit
Resolution Run Series Competition January 1, 2015 at 9:00 am Edit
2015: Year of the Bike January 1, 2015 at 12:00 am Edit