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TACOMA: Is a courtesy notice too much for the city?

Letter by Chad McCann, Tacoma on June 7, 2013 at 2:20 pm with No Comments »
June 7, 2013 2:20 pm

While sitting at home on paternity leave with my 2-week-old baby, our home suddenly filled with smoke and dust. The windows were ajar to help airflow. I opened the front door and found a work crew at the edge of my property, cutting the sidewalk for repair.

We received no notice that the sidewalks were being worked on. One of the crew said they have the right to cut where needed. Is it too much to ask to be informed? Are the health and cleanup concerns too little to warrant the courtesy of being notified?

I now have dust all over the house and my baby coughed for 10 minutes. An email to the department manager received no reply.

It’s high time we treat residents in Tacoma with basic respect. After all, you’re billing us for the repairs. Can’t we be in the loop?

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