Re: “Dome not suited for pro teams, study says” (TNT, 12-21).
Improbable. Unrealistic. Doubtful. Dubious.
These were the words used by Lewis Kamb in his article highlighting the findings of the $95,000 study regarding the Tacoma Dome’s feasibility as a venue for professional sports.
At a time when so many folks are without work and the city is in rough financial waters, I would like to offer a few words of my own regarding the Tacoma City Council’s decision to fund such a study: It is wasteful.
Mayor Marilyn Strickland, who reportedly pushed for the feasibility study, is quoted as saying: “I do believe it was necessary to dream very big.” Perhaps. But wouldn’t $95,000 have filled a lot of potholes in our streets and perhaps have kept a few laid-off city workers employed?
Oh, well, it was the taxpayers who picked up the tab for this study. No harm, no foul, right?