commented on View-Obsessed Seattleites Have Been Illegally Cutting Trees for Decades
The result is simple: any homeowner found guilty having trees illegally pruned or cut down is assessed 200% of the cost of restoring the damage that was done (at city employee pay rates). 100% specifically for the damage they caused, the rest goes to upkeep and/or restoring more green spaces within the city. Any contractor found guilty loses their license until the restoration is complete, forfeits any payment received for the illegal work to the city, and shares 50% responsibility for the homeowner's fine.
commented on Tacoma Wants a Tech Boom of Its Own
Tacoma's going to have to up it's public school game, first. A huge influx of tech millionaires can't just dump their kids in either Charles or Annie Wright Academy.