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Central Tacoma, My Home

· Posted Friday July 6, 2007 by jamie

I was reminded yesterday that Central Tacoma rocks.

I’ll admit that when we went for an evening stroll, the majority wound through the North End, North Slope, and Stadium Districts before heading back home. However, after we crossed Sixth Avenue and returned to the land of addresses containing “South”, we encountered Lauren Walker, who was out knocking on doors as part of her campaign for the District 3 Council seat. We managed to miss Lauren when she knocked on our door a week or two ago, so we though it would be appropriate to stop and introduce ourselves.

We chatted about what’s important to us: creation and preservation of green space, environmentally-friendly choices by the city, bicycle and pedestrian safety, affordable housing, public involvement. We were happy to hear that Lauren and her family are avid bicyclists, and her husband commutes to work on a bike. But most of all, we were happy to hear her excitement about Central Tacoma: her passion for continued economic development along Sixth Avenue and along MLK that preserves the unique characteristics of the surrounding neighborhoods; the drive to be an area that celebrates a diverse mix of racial groups, economic classes, sexual orientation, etc.; a love for the countless wonderful little neighborhoods that make up Central Tacoma.

There’s a lot of work to be done to grow the area in ways that keep it affordable for the economically disadvantaged and first-time home buyers, not to mention without tearing down lots of great old houses, but it’s pleasing to know that we have a candidate this excited about the district, given the impending departure of Tom Stenger. We got back home that much more happy with where we live, and a little bit more excited about where things can go.


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  1. Central Tacoma represent yo!

    RR Anderson    Jul 6, 12:25 PM    #