I was doing the downtown holiday tourist thing with my daughter Wednesday and riding the Tacoma Link back north when I spotted Tacoma Mayor Bill Baarsma sitting across the aisle.
“Hey, Bill, how long are you still mayor?” I called out.
“One more day!” he responded, holding up one finger and grinning like he wasn’t at all sad about it.
I ended up snagging a car ride home with the lame-duck mayor (my daughter had other things to do), but first Baarsma needed to swing by his office in the Tacoma Municipal Bulding. When we got off the tram at Ninth and Commerce, he pointed at the Winthrop Apartments.