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Jenny J

  • Jun 17 2013

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I would buy a taco on the waterfront. From a good taco truck.

April 08 2014 Concessions Carts Wanted for Some Tacoma Parks

I’m in favor of making the world suck a little less.

I also think it’s worth considering the impact that difficulty in accessing healthy food options can have on both worker productivity and student success.

April 07 2014 Do You Live in a Food Desert?

I think you’re right - the Lincoln District would be a great candidate for reclaiming paved spaces.

March 13 2014 Depaving Project to Green Sprague & Division

It seems like people who need wheelchairs and other assistive devices might find the roads more accessible without cars whipping through there at high speeds or not paying attention. I’ve had to jump out of the way of careless and speeding drivers more than once on the road there, so I can imagine for people less able to jump, it might feel a bit safer without cars. And if you’re in a chair or need a walker or cane, the trails aren’t an option for a nice peaceful walk.

March 10 2014 Comment on Five Mile Drive Closure to Vehicles

For me the real question is why the TNT doesn’t just say they’ll make sure the bags get on people’s porches? Any paper boy worth anything could do it - why can’t these delivery people? And if they can’t, why doesn’t the TNT just fire them and go with someone else?

February 24 2014 TNT Response Re #ZeeckBag Issue

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

February 12 2014 State of the City: Tacoma 2.0

What I’m noticing - other than how flat and smooth the streets and sidewalks appear - is how few fences I see. All the properties seem so open to the street. It’s kind of nice.

February 11 2014 A Rare Vintage Look at Tacoma

That’s pretty neat - thanks for sharing. It would be great if whatever goes in could honor the history in some way - old pictures or design elements that reference the work that was done there (black smithing, fire hoses, etc).

November 06 2013 On the Market: Street Operations/Old City Stables Buildings


November 06 2013 Trees vs Views: How Much Is a View Worth?

I would sympathize if the trees were going to block a pre-existing view, but in this case there is no view currently. From what I understand, the City is actually planning to thin the existing trees, which pretty thoroughly screen the view as it is. They aren’t losing anything here, they just might not be gaining as much of a view as they would like.

November 05 2013 Trees vs Views: How Much Is a View Worth?

I’ll second that - T-Dome to Sea-Tac, please.

October 30 2013 Tell Sound Transit Where to Go Next

This makes me sad. I don’t know what businesses were complaining, but I think any retail establishments benefit from added foot traffic because of people coming to see the garages. Such a shame. I hope someone in Tacoma has a space that can host the artists - and they are artists.

October 28 2013 No More Graffiti for Broadway Graffiti Garage

I like the social media option, and I think it will probably get noticed by more people than the old stickers, but I’ll still miss wearing the old “I voted!” stickers. I always wore mine proudly, and liked seeing them on others.

October 21 2013 New in 2013: Pierce County Votes Digital "Stickers"

I agree. I didn’t get the point of a lodge when I first read it, but on second thought, I know my out of town family members would love to stay at the park if it was an option. Walking on the waterfront, and a quick day trip over to Vashon - I’d barely have to entertain them.

October 03 2013 Retail, Restaurants, Access in Plans for Point Defiance

I would be willing to take a bit of a loss on this one, if it means keeping such an important building standing. I think the loss of Old City Hall at that end of town would be detrimental to Tacoma as a whole in ways that the value of the individual property doesn’t capture.

Also, I think paying to fix the roof is worth it, if it prevents greater damages, and possibly the loss of the building over time. It’s not like it costs the city nothing to let it fall down - I’m no engineer, but I’m

September 25 2013 Old City Hall Owners Agree to Fix Roof

I’m with you James. I think protecting our historic buildings has a great deal of value to our community, and will for years to come.

And I don’t think working to save them precludes working on other issues like potholes. It doesn’t have to be an either/or situation, and funds available for things like historic preservation don’t tend to be available for road repairs, and vice versa.

August 08 2013 Preventing Neglect of Historic Properties Info Session

It doesn’t seem that confusing to me. Also, I seem to remember that the decision for the utilities to raise their rates on customers is up to them, not mandatory. So if they aren’t required to pass the cost along, how can it be included in the ballot measure as if it were? And isn’t TPU owned by the city anyway?

August 01 2013 Challenge Filed to Utility Tax Ballot Measure

I think a lot of those points are valid, although I do think that Tacomans might be a little price-sensitive to parking rate increases, and I don’t know that unlimited time parking would balance that out.

I also think that things are complicated, however, by the fact that the 2-hour time limit matches up a little too conveniently with UWT’s schedule which is largely based on 2-hour classes. That may make the time limit change a little more sensible in this area than elsewhere.

June 26 2013 Possible Changes to Some Downtown Parking
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