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BILLBOARDS: Council should reconsider decision

Letter by Edie E. Cooke, Tacoma on March 22, 2011 at 3:25 pm | 4 Comments »
March 23, 2011 9:42 am

I moved to Tacoma three years ago from sunny Southern California. Although I had heard that Tacoma was the “armpit of Seattle,” I was pleasantly surprised to find a beautiful city with history and culture. I was pleased to hear of the efforts to improve areas such as Hilltop where my daughter currently resides.

Then I heard of the proposed electronic billboards that were unanimously approved by our City Council and was horrified. I thought the goal was to make Tacoma more beautiful, not to add to the blight of billboards that already exist here.

Many cities, including Denver, have managed to ban these ugly, obnoxious, energy-hogging billboards. Why can’t Tacoma? Where is our civic pride?

Please reconsider this decision.

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