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TACOMA: Ban housing for sex offenders

Letter by Jerry L. Gamache, Fox Island on May 11, 2012 at 10:16 am | 10 Comments »
May 11, 2012 1:48 pm

When the Tacoma City Council members look back in time, I wonder if they will be as concerned with Walmart as they are about sex offender housing popping up in the city at an alarming rate.

When the council heard about the possibility of Walmart coming to Central Tacoma, they enacted a temporary ban on such stores. Yet the city is taking in alarming numbers of convicted sex offenders in boarding house settings and doing nothing about it.

The council needs to put a temporary ban on these houses until policies can be developed in regards to them. It is not enough to say “we are studying the matter.” The city must act now with a ban on any further sex offender housing. This matter would be of much more concern to the future of Tacoma than a big-box store.

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