Urban Design Crime Fighters: Boe Man and Ryan the Boy Mello

City Council-Members Worthy of Reelection... appointment, whatever
posted Apr 12, 2011
David Boe, Ryan Mello, Election 2011, Endorsement, Davita, sauro, Parking Lot, Tacoma, Tacomic
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VOTE BOE!  Kind of dry. BOE BRO!  UNO BOE! ?    Oh, I got it... QUID PRO BOE!   Flow with Boe?   Here is an easy one... MELLO HE'S OUR FELLOW!  THERE'S ALWAYS ROOM FOR MELLO ?   bah.  Even so, this cartoon was inspired by an article I heard about in the billboard loving degenerate tabloid the Weekly Volcano written by Mr. Zack Powers. This cartoon also pays tribute to this fine cartoon strip I hope to see in a book someday.  I don't always agree with the libertarian views of the crows, but their heart is in the right place... they still care about historic places being defiled by idiotic parking lots and digital billboards.  What a tremendous waste of property AND free money.  Meanwhile the search for a City Manager replacement goes on.   Anders Ibsen? 

This cartoon was designed to be made into campaign buttons too. Just cut out the faces.  Was going to add in some non-photo blue circle guides but got lazy. 

extra credit reading pages 136, 147, 198

by NineInchNachos on 4/12/2011 @ 2:52am

anyone know the Boe campaign site?

by cisserosmiley on 4/12/2011 @ 4:00am

by captiveyak on 4/12/2011 @ 7:25am
David Boe is Tacoma's Thin White Duke.

by Jesse on 4/12/2011 @ 8:32am

by NineInchNachos on 4/12/2011 @ 8:33am

by The Jinxmedic on 4/12/2011 @ 9:04am
Is that Obama?

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 4/12/2011 @ 9:26am
"Davita Whore" should be "Davita life partner".

by NineInchNachos on 4/12/2011 @ 9:35am

by NineInchNachos on 4/12/2011 @ 9:49am
from the FACEBOOK

Britton Sukys says:
Nice...My wife used to temp at Devita when we first moved here and finding parking was a company wide problem. They'd go space hunting in packs. I may look like a "whore" here, but a parking hole/garage doesn't seem as a terrible idea. They do good work and provide real jobs (especially since Russell blazed.)

by The Jinxmedic on 4/12/2011 @ 10:03am
So the city should give DaVita a nice gift of Park Place North. Good COVERED parking for DaVita- covered parking that is already there!

by NineInchNachos on 4/12/2011 @ 11:05am

by cisserosmiley on 4/12/2011 @ 11:36am
is ryan mello giving out snacks too?

by NineInchNachos on 4/12/2011 @ 11:56am
He looks hungry!

by NineInchNachos on 4/12/2011 @ 12:50pm
another random facebook comment:

"Make no little plans. Who went to the trouble of painting over that subversive graffiti at the 13th and Pacific site of the Luzon tragedy, but left the image of the communist terrorist leftist pinko Che intact?"

by The Jinxmedic on 4/12/2011 @ 2:38pm
That's your city at work.

by NineInchNachos on 4/12/2011 @ 3:47pm
poaching comments from the Weekly Volcano...

Kyle Alm said on Apr. 11, 2011 at 7:10pm

Having a vision or an idea is one thing but it needs to be backed up by city ordinances. A parking lot should not be an allowed use for ground level. Ground level really should be retail if you are looking to attract people.

Grand scheme of things 26 parking stalls really aren't that many new jobs, but if there was a developer that was interested in that property wouldn't they have stepped forward by now? Also, there really is only one side represented here. DaVita may draw employees from the suburbs and light rail & street parking may not be good substitutes for a parking spot where you aren't going to get tickets.

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poetaki said on Apr. 12, 2011 at 1:20am
I work in the area and until now only "thought" that there was actually going to be a parking structure, NOT 26 (26, in all that space? really?) ground level parking stalls. I think it's a waste of development potential and wish everyone didn't rush in to provide parking for 26 cars... The dirt alone must have cost majority of the project LOL

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BonBon45 said on Apr. 12, 2011 at 3:06pm
Maybe the city could run a competitive process for ideas to fill that space, and David Boe could act as a consultant to a group of bidders and then try to steer the council towards awarding the project to his group - just like he did with Cheney Stadium. I am a little tired of many who post here acting like, because he is an architect, he is the "expert" at urban planning and will be Tacoma's saviour.

by inbloodyrise on 4/12/2011 @ 6:55pm
compromise on a parking lot filled with food carts.

by NineInchNachos on 4/12/2011 @ 7:20pm

by NineInchNachos on 4/12/2011 @ 7:23pm
Isn't BonBon the girl drummer from seminal Tacoma band Girl Trouble?

by NineInchNachos on 4/17/2011 @ 5:25pm
intriguing Robert the Traveller Hill action!

by NineInchNachos on 4/17/2011 @ 5:35pm
boe's rejected CHENEY design mentioned above:

by NineInchNachos on 4/18/2011 @ 9:23pm
Meanwhile David Boe is kicking ass! Fix the Fountain, Honor the Fallen Police Officers!

After Lakewood cop murders, a broken Frost Park fountain is inexcusable

by NineInchNachos on 4/19/2011 @ 8:43am

by The Jinxmedic on 4/19/2011 @ 11:19am
Doesn't nearby Old City Hall have a seasonal water feature already?

by NineInchNachos on 4/19/2011 @ 1:39pm
PRIVATE seasonal water feature.

by NineInchNachos on 4/21/2011 @ 12:29pm
SOLD!!! just did a speedy delivery to BOE Architects world headquarters. Stay tuned later tonight for another thrilling episode of THE URBAN EXPLORER! Another fascinating office workspace filled to the brim with ancient Tacoma relics, obscure history and magic.

by NineInchNachos on 4/21/2011 @ 11:30pm

by NineInchNachos on 5/2/2011 @ 12:20pm
more urban design criminal acts!


way better idea...

by NineInchNachos on 5/9/2011 @ 9:41pm

by NineInchNachos on 5/16/2011 @ 10:56pm
Vote Boe!

by NineInchNachos on 5/16/2011 @ 10:58pm
download your free poster here

by NineInchNachos on 6/10/2011 @ 8:18am
for VOL. 002 posterity...

by NineInchNachos on 1/13/2012 @ 11:07am

by NineInchNachos on 3/15/2012 @ 2:36pm
though we don't have any money, we can still get little things done.   A little sliver has been removed from the lions paw today.  Nice work BOE+MARTY

by KevinFreitas on 3/15/2012 @ 2:59pm
Been a LONG time coming:

6 years. Thanks to our progressive city council members for this victory but let's not let the billboard issue drag on for so long.

by NineInchNachos on 3/15/2012 @ 3:01pm
it might take another 10 years, but we'll get there!

by NineInchNachos on 1/21/2013 @ 5:03pm
don't drink and drive Ryan Mello !

by cisserosmiley on 1/21/2013 @ 5:40pm
I'll drink to that!

by tacoma_1 on 1/21/2013 @ 9:43pm
Looking on the bright side, if he loses his drivers license for awhile, maybe we will get some action from the city council to restore our bus service.

On a serious note, thankfully no one got killed (like me on my bike)  due to his recklessness.  Getting run over by a drunk politician that I voted for would suck big time. 

by Mofo from the Hood on 1/21/2013 @ 10:12pm
The State Patrol arrested the Zig Zag Man because he couldn't go straight.

by Mofo from the Hood on 1/21/2013 @ 10:14pm
"Officer, I don't have a drinking problem. I drink. I get drunk. No problem."

by JesseHillFan on 1/22/2013 @ 3:07am
One time I tried riding one of my bicycles on a friends property when I was drunk.
I couldn't maintain my balance at all and fell over laughing however I could have easily driven/operated  a motor vehicle at that particular state of inebriation though I wouldn't do so (I'll just catch a ride from a friend or call a cab in that case).
It would also have been possible to cycle if I were on a recumbent trike too being drunk but again just not possible to maintain balance very well on a bike unless the state of inebriation is very low. 

by NineInchNachos on 1/22/2013 @ 7:15am
I was just thinking about Ryan Mello having to renew his orca card!  

by tacoma_1 on 1/22/2013 @ 7:44am
A car less Mello means Tacoma has one more passionate transit supporter!

by Mofo from the Hood on 1/22/2013 @ 8:02am
It is not a crime to drive a car with bumperstickers that say "LGBT Staff Car" and "Obama Is My Rear Admiral."

by NineInchNachos on 1/22/2013 @ 8:04am
First sitting Tacoma City Council Member Arrested since WWII !

by Mofo from the Hood on 1/22/2013 @ 8:38am
Tickle fights among men while driving is unsafe at any speed.

by cisserosmiley on 1/22/2013 @ 10:45am
I see many being extremely supportive of the young council member. I wonder if it was Jake Fey or mayor Strickland, if there would be an outcry about maturity, intention, & value? Instead, this is a "learning experience" WE are all being led on by our leader for the purpose of his growth...

by NineInchNachos on 1/28/2013 @ 9:48pm
go Boe! Go Marty!