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TACOMA: City neglects potholes in Hilltop area

Letter by Phil Lewis, Tacoma on March 25, 2013 at 11:01 am with No Comments »
March 25, 2013 11:01 am

Want to see the worst pothole in Tacoma? It’s the enormous hole on South Hosmer near 19th.

Hosmer and surrounding Hilltop streets have had a few shovels of asphalt tossed in holes for decades without a repave, and the holes are back literally within a matter of weeks. When I contacted the city, they told me they had other priorities, and in other words, don’t even ask.

I have lived in Hilltop for 20 years, and I know first-hand that these neighborhoods never get a fair shake. Hosmer doesn’t even have sidewalks. You would never see a North End street in this kind of condition. Come on, Tacoma, quit favoring the wealthier parts of the city. The next street you pave should be South Hosmer Street, between 19th and 25th.

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