Tacoma is beginning to resemble Detroit. Parking fees and time limits will doom downtown merchants.
Anyone going to the County-City Building should expect a $15 ticket. Heck, it takes a half hour just to get through security and court procedures take hours.
Now utilities will increase (TNT, 9-24). There are many vacant houses for sale with no prospective buyers and only minimum wages jobs available.
Will the last people who still have electricity turn out the lights when they leave?