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TACOMA: Why spend on Ruston Way project?

On our morning walk along the Ruston Way waterfront Friday we saw a sign announcing a proposed $4 million project ($3 million provided by the City of Tacoma and $1 million by the Federal Emergency Management Agency).

If the city is having difficulty balancing its budget, how can it afford this expense? If the money is available, but can only be used for construction, why not use the $3 million to repair the Old Town Dock, which has been closed to the public for several years, or some other badly needed construction project (like filling potholes)?

What is the purpose

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TACOMA: Stop fighting hotel on the Foss

Re: “New round in Foss hotel fight” (TNT, 2-15).

I am writing as a concerned citizen, small business owner and Tacoma resident regarding news that the Hotel Murano owner is delaying construction of the Marriott Residence Inn proposed for the Thea Foss Waterway by pursuing a shoreline permit appeal to the Washington Supreme Court.

Admittedly I have a personal stake in this subject. When construction begins, my café, which is adjacent to the site, will see an increase in business. But I have modest goals: to meet my obligations and pay myself and my employees a living wage.


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