The advocating for Clear Çhannel’s billboards by a City of Tacoma attorney sounds all too familiar. So does the reason for approval: fear of a lawsuit.
About a year ago, the city refused to enforce their zoning against Chabad of Pierce County in its effort to build a large synagogue on a tiny residential lot in the West End. The rationale? The city didn’t want to fight a lawsuit.
At some point, Tacoma officials need to stop worrying about lawsuits and need to start doing the right thing. Yes, even if that means being the masthead against zoning violations and fighting for the rights of its citizens against corporations and institutions.