Re: “Tacomans support tax for roads, survey shows” (TNT, 5-2).
In the last 10 years, the City of Tacoma and the Chamber of Commerce have invested much time and money into building the city into a place that will attract tourists as well as new residents. Condominiums, first-class restaurants, hotels and world-class museums saturate the downtown area, bringing millions of dollars of revenue to merchants.
What a surprise it must be for tourists and new city dwellers to come across the moon-like surfaces that we call streets. It is disrespectful to tourists, citizens and most importantly the city herself to keep our roads in such disrepair.
Tacoma and her citizens are at a crossroads of change. Now is the time for locals to accept responsibility to improve our streets, band together and take measures to raise the money that will benefit us all.
The people of Tacoma have always taken pride in community involvement, and we are now urged to prove our involvement.