Letters to the Editor

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Tag: digital billboards

March
21st

BILLBOARDS: Don’t sign proposed agreement

The North End Neighborhood Council, along with other neighborhood councils, has voted to oppose the proposed settlement with Clear Channel over the issue of billboards.

Neighborhoods universally consider billboards to be visual blight, and they are opposed by cities across the United States. Introducing electronic billboards in Tacoma would be extremely harmful and would degrade the quality of life in our city. They are described as being like TVs on a stick, and each needlessly wastes as much electricity as 30 houses use, undermining any effort of Tacoma to be “green.”

Hence, the NENC strongly supports the original 1997 city

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March
18th

BILLBOARDS: City needs to just say no

Re: Digital billboards.

While I am confident that some executive board sitting in their gilded boardroom believes that the citizenry needs to know via the flashy digital billboard where they too can buy their very own fake tan, white teeth and bun lift while sipping a latte – they would be wrong.

These signs are of no benefit to the common good. Unless of course the City of Tacoma is using this as a cleverly disguised income stream because the parking meters were a dud. I implore my city leaders to acknowledge some things make no sense, no matter how

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March
18th

BILLBOARDS: City’s promotion efforts wasted

In the time I’ve lived here, I’ve heard lots of ideas and plans to bring more people to visit the local area and to bring local residents to downtown Tacoma. Most of those ideas have revolved around promotion of the city’s scenic beauty and/or its beautiful old buildings. Large amounts of time, money and planning have been expended in efforts to capitalize on these priceless local assets.

So what in the world is the City Council thinking? In a vote taken without proper public notice, the council has decided to bring 10 electronic billboards into the city now, with another

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March
16th

BILLBOARDS: Show backbone, City Council

The City of Tacoma is proposing to shove trashy digital billboards down the throats of South Tacoma residents. We end up with huge numbers of low-end apartments and residential property rezoned to benefit car dealers, and now the city would put most of the digital billboards in South Tacoma.

Why is South Tacoma the dumping ground for this trash that will look cheap, be a traffic hazard by distracting motorists and will lower property values? Where is any effort by our City Council representatives to protect our interests?

One of the proposed sites for digital billboards is on 74th Street

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March
11th

BILLBOARDS: Ban digital signs in Tacoma

The Tacoma City Council has struck a deal with Clear Channel to swap out some old billboards for several high-impact digital billboards to be installed throughout the city.

This is not a deal the council should have made for the populace of Tacoma.

One of the proposed billboards would be placed at the Intersection of Sixth Avenue and Division, directly across the street from my 1922 Historic District home, the Gray Gables building. It is in the immediate view of two churches and Jason Lee Middle Cchool.

This billboard would glow directly into our bedroom windows and would severely impact

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