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.