commented on Stunning Seattle
This is too bad. We have some walls here in Ballard that could use a splash of color. Residents have been vying for a mural under the Ballard Bridge but not much has come of it. This would have been a wonderful solution.
commented on Ann Rule Sues Seattle Weekly
It sounds like the Seattle Weekly was sloppy in publishing that story, but, at the same time, Ann Rule is totally a sloppy writer anyway. She once wrote about a couple of my family friends and it was riddled with errors, misconceptions and such. She just sucks.
commented on Tacoma Is to Blame
Charles, your statement that people in rural Pierce County are voting against something that would benefit them is inaccurate. Having grown up there, I know from experience that the rural parts see no benefit from transit whatsoever, with the majority of benefit going to the Greater Tacoma Area and Puyallup/South Hill. I agree that it should be city transit and not county transit, because a good chunk of the county sees none of it.
In any case, it's a shame transit got beat up. I've ridden the buses around the poorer areas in Lakewood and Parkland quite a bit and can tell you it gets a lot of use from low-income populations. Moreso than even Downtown Seattle when Ride Free still existed, I would say.
Sep 10, 2012
commented on Ballard Boys and Girls Director Fired for Insubordination
Just wanted to make a quick correction. So far Hendricks has been placed on administrative leave and hasn't been technically fired yet. No one can confirm for sure how long he will be on leave, if he will actually be fired, or if Hendricks will accept the transfer to Federal Way after all.