Re: “Pavilion overruns roil Tacoma council” (TNT, 2-16).
The pavilion is not about the cost of the structure but rather what’s in the title of the memorial park: “Chinese reconciliation.” The waterfront development is about acknowledging Tacoma’s history and, especially, anti-Chinese sentiment, subsequent banishment and abysmal treatment of Chinese people in the city in 1885 and 1886.
The pavilion and nearby waterfront pieces are a fitting memorial to the way the Chinese were treated in the area.
Citizens of Tacoma, recognize your city’s history, even if it is not your own. I urge all of you to visit the park, …