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Nude beaches? In sub-arctic Seattle?

Post by Patrick O'Callahan on May 28, 2010 at 2:40 pm |
May 28, 2010 2:40 pm

If you can believe an interactive website set up by Mayor Mike McGinn, the top priorities of Seattleites, in this order, are:

• More light rail.

• Legalizing pot.

• Opening nude beaches.

It’s a wholly unscientific, self-selected poll representing a small fraction of Seattle’s population. Which is a good thing, because I’d hate to think Seattleites in general were more concerned about restrictions on skinny-dipping and dope-smoking than about homelessness (Priority 25) or public safety (Priority 31). They can’t be that wacky … can they?

Tacoma doesn’t have a similar website. If it had one, some priorities might be:

• Getting any light rail down this way.

• Cracking down on pot … er, pot holes.

• Nude beaches? In the North Pacific? Some of us would settle for a day warm enough to wear bathing suits.

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