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TACOMA: Sanity check needed over windows

Letter by Randy E. Rose, Tacoma on March 3, 2011 at 5:00 pm with 3 Comments »
March 4, 2011 9:37 am

Re: “City challenges vinyl windows” (TNT, 2-23).

As Diane Burke’s neighbor, I felt I needed to share my thoughts on her and those vinyl windows that have everyone in a tizzy.

This woman has enhanced our neighborhood and her home. She’s set up neighborhood parties, helped facilitate permit parking for the residents and encouraged foot traffic to help themselves to her annual bumper crop of tomatoes

Watching this situation unfold over the last few years has got me wondering why the city is wasting our money going after her when she’s done nothing to deserve this. She was simply trying to make her home affordable. It’s ridiculous that her front vinyl windows are allowed to stay in, but the ones on the sides and in back must be removed. Let’s have a sanity check.

We’ve already lost one neighbor to foreclosure. We’re like family here, and I don’t understand why there’s been no attempt to work this situation out.

Leave a comment Comments → 3
  1. There are none so zealous as the petty bureaucrat.

  2. harleyrider1 says:

    Thanks Randy. Maybe it’s time to recall a Council member or Mayor. The “city” is us and we are in charge. The Council is following this and remaining silent. We just don’t flex that muscle enough.

    Watch what develops, note the name or names of city government officials that are refusing to stop this inane enforcement, and begin a recall. We are not bound by an election term to allow someone to remain in office if they are so far out of whack, they are not representing their community.

    Idiots and those that think its a stepping stone to being Governor are not what’s needed here.

  3. PumainTacoma says:

    Sounds like a complaint that started from your good old north end community council that has nosey neighbors with ten sure of 30 years! We have a person who thinks she ie the heir apparent to the entire neighborhood. Good luck Diane,

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