State of the City Auxiliary Address 2011
by Erik on 5/24/2011 @ 2:28am
|Lippens seemed a little frustrated that, perhaps for the first time, the council was not willing to capitulate so readily to her demands as it had in the past:|
Pages 3 through 7 are especially instructive: they are the Code Change outline list of demands to the City.
Just to finish off the set, here is Schafer's testimony before the council:
by Erik on 5/24/2011 @ 2:43am
|Also see the transcription of the testimony via the Index:
by NineInchNachos on 5/24/2011 @ 8:05am
|thanks Erik ! Forgot to put the Murray Morgan Bridge in here.. too. shucks!|
by NineInchNachos on 5/24/2011 @ 8:43am
by NineInchNachos on 5/24/2011 @ 10:10am
|this is also a new an interesting development www.undeadolympia.com/|
by cisserosmiley on 5/24/2011 @ 12:57pm
|there's problems at tnt?|
by NineInchNachos on 5/24/2011 @ 1:32pm
|from my inbox:
On June 1, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. the Planning will be holding a public hearing regarding the interim moratorium on billboards adopted by the City Council last week. The hearing will be held in the City Council Chambers on the 1st Floor of the Tacoma Municipal Building (747 Market Street). Please see the attached public notice.
At the City Council meeting on May 17, 2011, Ordinance No. 27982 was adopted, which put in place an emergency moratorium on the acceptance of applications to install or construct new billboards or to alter, modify or replace existing billboards anywhere in the City for 180 days. The purpose of the moratorium is to provide additional time for the City to review and consider changes to its billboard regulations. As required, the moratorium has been referred to the Planning Commission to develop findings and recommendations for submittal to the City Council regarding the emergency moratorium. The Planning Commission is seeking public comment to assist them in formulating those findings and recommendations.
You are invited to come and testify at the hearing or provide written comments using the return address below no later than 12:00 pm on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 or by facsimile at (253) 591-2002 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have additional questions please feel free to contact Shirley Schultz, Principal Planner, at (253) 591-5121
Additional information, including the complete text of the moratorium ordinance adopted by the City Council, is available from the Community and Economic Development Department at the address below, and on the Planning Division website (www.cityoftacoma.org/planning - click on “Billboard Moratorium”)
Please feel free to share this notification with anyone who may be interested.
by NineInchNachos on 5/24/2011 @ 2:32pm
|ha ha poaching !
by The Jinxmedic on 5/24/2011 @ 2:57pm
|Do you feel good about making Brown and Haley feel unwelcome in their own town?|
by cisserosmiley on 5/24/2011 @ 3:01pm
|i don't understand how rob mcnair huff could say there is no affect on tacoma's economy...but fife chamber of commerce guy says it is in line with fife's economic goals? who is lieing?|
by NineInchNachos on 5/24/2011 @ 3:04pm
|I feel vindicated actually. Quitters!|
corporate poaching: economic development at its lowest. Not creating new jobs... shoving around scraps on your dinner plate in race to the bottom.
by NineInchNachos on 5/24/2011 @ 3:07pm
|see ACT 3
by NineInchNachos on 5/24/2011 @ 3:12pm
|here is a funny podcast about urbanists mustering to repel a Mcdonalds in their town kunstlercast.com/shows/KunstlerCast_157_... good tips for our holy martyr resistance clear channel front.|
by cisserosmiley on 5/24/2011 @ 3:34pm
|this american life piece basically says all these folks:
are not needed. i agree.
by NineInchNachos on 5/25/2011 @ 8:13am
|BREAKING: commenting on TNT "Retirements" (wink wink) has been disabled trunc.it/gq8yn THANKS ANONYMOUS TIPSTER!|
by NineInchNachos on 5/30/2011 @ 9:29pm
| if you can't make it in person... to the LAST BEST CHANCE TO SPEAK OUT ON CLEAR CHANNEL BILLBOARD BLIGHT...(June 1st TUESDAY 4pm City Council Chambers)...
provide written comments no later than 12:00 pm on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 or by facsimile at (253) 591-2002 or via e-mail at email@example.com !
tell your friends!
rumor has it that Clear Channel is going to pack the room with supporters so very important for litter-free activists to TURN OUT!
by NineInchNachos on 5/31/2011 @ 1:37am
by NineInchNachos on 5/31/2011 @ 8:59am
by NineInchNachos on 6/4/2011 @ 2:45pm
|Just got an email from Ian Demsky... brief and cunning database mining reporter for the News Tribune. He left to become a librarian/poet or something few years ago. CHECK IT OUT! |
IAN DEMSKY, a longtime investigative newspaper journalist, often draws from public records in his poems to help make visible what J.G. Ballard called the "invisible literatures" of our society. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
by NineInchNachos on 6/9/2011 @ 12:07pm
|Daniel Blue links!
by NineInchNachos on 6/27/2011 @ 7:58am
|Dear Tacoma City Representatives,
The people are with you. The "Lamestream Media" are with you.
Do the right thing and re-election will be a breeze !
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Clear Channel Outdoor demands the City of Tacoma decide the future of billboards by Aug. 15. City leaders should oblige the company and not drag out the city’s moratorium on billboards any longer than necessary.
There’s no reason to hesitate if the City Council’s response to Clear Channel is the right one: Come get your 193 illegal billboards and cancel any plans to erect digital signs within city limits.
The message from Tacoma residents has been clear. They want as few billboards in the city as possible – and if Clear Channel wants to sue, that’s a fight the taxpayers are willing to have.
Read more: blog.thenewstribune.com/opinion/2011/06/...
by NineInchNachos on 7/5/2011 @ 8:38am
|Digital Billboards are the future www.thenewstribune.com//2011/07/05/17328...|
by NineInchNachos on 7/11/2011 @ 12:40pm
|reminder! Be in the City Council chambers tomorrow at 5 pm www.tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/li...|
by NineInchNachos on 7/11/2011 @ 1:22pm
|BREAKING: City Manager evaluation! pages 186 - 204
by NineInchNachos on 7/11/2011 @ 1:28pm
• The CM and communications staff appear to take a reactive, not
proactive approach to media relations. The recently revealed information about the Zina Linnik tragedy, and the CM's handling of it caused confusion, seemed to erode public trust and was perceived as damaging to the City's reputation."
by cisserosmiley on 7/11/2011 @ 2:56pm
|at the "city manager" level, a needs improvement is grounds for a hiring committee to form and start searching...|
by NineInchNachos on 7/11/2011 @ 2:58pm
REMINDER: special Citizen's Auxiliary City Council ribbon cutting ceremony at the Eric Anderson Memorial Car Park this WED at NOON www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=160217894...