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Revenue task force members speak

Post by Kim Bradford on May 31, 2008 at 4:57 am |
May 31, 2008 4:57 am

Members of Metro Parks’ controversial revenue task force will get a chance to defend their work Wednesday at the City Club of Tacoma’s monthly dinner.

The evening is billed as an opportunity for the volunteer task force members to weigh in on the uproar over their work to identify revenue-generating opportunities for the parks district.

It’s worth remembering that the controversy didn’t stem from the task force members’ ideas as much as it did the poor job the parks district did in spreading the word. Neighborhood councils didn’t hear anything about the task force until after it had completed its work, and even then only by way of rumblings in the community.

Such secrecy, intentional or not, tends to invite suspicion that the fix is in.

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