I was driving my 87-year-old mother through downtown Tacoma and pointed out, without comment, the Occupy Tacoma site on Pacific Avenue.
“What’s that?” she asked. “It looks awful! What an introduction to our city! How long are they going to be allowed to do that?”
This comes not from one of the 1 percent, but from a lifelong proud Tacoman, a first-generation working-class American who grew up worshipping FDR. Ah, the wisdom of the golden years.
If our city leaders truly want to improve the local economy and the image of the city, perhaps installing a Chamber of Commerce welcome booth at that location, rent-free, would be more effective.