Letters to the Editor

TACOMA: One size doesn't fit all neighborhoods

Re: “Five issues to consider in the density debate” (Your Voice, 8-31).

The issue Ken Miller did not address in his article on the city’s poorly thought-out planning scheme is that one size does not fit all.

He only refers to the Proctor District - a one-of-a-kind neighborhood in the city - and totally ignores everyone else, all unique. I live in the North Slope Historic District Neighborhood, an area that met all the requirements of the state Growth Management Act in 1991 when it was passed.

I know, because at the request of various senators I wrote parts of the bill as a Senate staff member before it passed. Miller should know the intent of the state law before he parrots the arguments of vacuous city bureaucrats.

Tacoma is a great city because of our wonderful neighborhoods. Let’s keep it that way.