Posted by Kate Martin on April 10, 2015
The future of Tacoma’s Click cable network is in question. A passionate audience filled the lower tier of seats at Stadium High School’s theater Thursday night to hear a proposal to lease the network and voice their thoughts.
City leaders are mulling a 40-year lease to Wave, a growing company based in Kirkland with more than 430,000 customers in three states. In exchange, Wave would pay Tacoma $2 million per year, and make $1.5 million in annual upgrades to the network’s infrastructure. Click bosses say the value of the 40-year deal is worth $380 million in today’s dollars.
Mayor Marilyn Strickland and Tacoma Public Utilities board member Mark Patterson gave a brief overview of the history of Click, while Click general manager Tenzin Gyaltsen talked about Click’s finances and the specifics of Wave’s proposal.
Posted by Kate Martin on April 9, 2015
Tacoma restaurant owner Kris Blondin announced Thursday that she will run for Tacoma City Council District 3.
Posted by Kate Martin on April 8, 2015
Tacoma Public Utilities has an offer from Wave of Kirkland to lease the Click cable infrastructure for 40 years. Thursday’s meeting at Stadium High School is the first of two public meetings on the topic.
Posted by Melissa Santos on March 12, 2015
The state Capitol and political types have been a-whisper for some time that state Sen. Andy Hill, R-Redmond, may be considering a 2016 run for governor. Hill hasn't said he plans to seek statewide office. But an email that may or may not be authentic shows either A) that he is thinking about running, or B) that some people out there want us to think he's thinking about running.
Posted by Kate Martin on January 28, 2015
Mayor Marilyn Strickland’s speech, “Tacoma Rising,” will highlight major accomplishments of 2014.