Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Sequim City Council puts Kibosh on $5,000 Handout to Chamber of Commerce

The Sequim City Council said it's unfair to support one neighborhood over another, and nixed a $5,000 request from the Chamber of Commerce for promoting downtown events.  City Councilman Ted Miller said:

“Taxpayer money should not be used for the direct subsidy of special events.  It's unfair to use taxpayer money to manipulate the taxpayers into going downtown. That's not our job.”


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you imagine if Port Angeles City Council saw things the same way?

10:43 AM, July 16, 2014  
Blogger BBC said...

Let the business owners pay for all that, it is them that benefit.

12:22 PM, July 16, 2014  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Seattle is supposed to stop promoting the neighborhood with the stadiums?

NYC is supposed to stop promoting Times Square?

New Orleans to the French Quarter, "FUCK YOU!" "NO MORE commercials for you! Who needs Tourists!?"

Total teabagger bullshit! Come on!

...and priceless...DUUUUR, What would PA be like, DUUUURRRR.....morons.

4:37 PM, July 16, 2014  
Blogger BBC said...

@ 4:37 PM....

I've never been to the stadiums, or to Times Square, or to the French Quarter.

Fuck those places, tourists are expensive to attract and to destructive.

Monday I went to Devils Lake, it is just south of Quilcene, it was so peaceful there because few know about the place.

Fuck the tourist traps.

5:40 PM, July 16, 2014  
Anonymous 4:37 said...

BBC, ok, you win. Thanks. Times Square is only "nice" and "safe" now because it's a freakin' police state...or it was until recently. The French Quarter is disgusting - it is rotting, it is unhealthy for all mammals that inhabit it - it stinks, the streets are literally sticky, it's full sex trafficking, petty crime, regular crime, and sex violence. All, off the chart rates. Yet, it's promoted as the JEWEL of N.O.! It's safer now, too! Brilliant! Ca ching! Stadiums, are always a money loser for a city - what a con and what a great way to ruin a neighborhood.

It's only going to get worse, as more baby boomers retire and have more leisure time. Neat lake! How do you find these places, just driving around? You should write a guide book! Attract more tourists! Ha ha... I love your summer travel tips, thanks!

We're going to get Yosimitized, eventually. I wish it had happened before corporations had become people, frankly.

4:02 PM, July 17, 2014  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Screw all the neighborhoods! No city money for social services either! NO private money should go for local social services either, for that matter! After all, that lady that got hit in the crosswalk yesterday, that's the fault of Serenity House, right?

5:45 PM, July 17, 2014  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting discussion in the PDN comment section about the crosswalk "accident". Tom, your comment there is great, spot on, and could be life changing for some! I can also think of a few other words that one could substitute for the word "crosswalk".

But hey, baby steps!

5:53 PM, July 17, 2014  
Blogger BBC said...

@ 4:37....

Sports and stadiums are just a way to keep the monkeys distracted while taking money away from them.

I found out about the lake because a couple of friends went camping there, it is a bitch to find the first time you go. I had to back track to the ranger station at Quilcene and talk to them, their map sucked also but on the second try I found it.

At least where you park, then you have a 20 minute hike into the place, some of it a challenge because of a washout and a log you have to walk over that you do not want to fall off of.

Monkey that I am I walked right over it but my friends crawled across it on their hands and knees.

Anyway, what you really should do is Brice Canyon in Utah, really cool place. Or come upon the Big Rock Candy Mountain going southbound on the highway just as the sun is coming up.

6:58 PM, July 17, 2014  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm surprised by the downtown crosswalk incident. Oh, not that it happened. It doesn't matter how many "friendly" signs PA puts up, it's still dangerous to pedestrians and bicyclists here.

No I'm surprised that the newspaper and the comments didn't immediately turn that around so it's the pedestrian's fault. That's our way of operating here after all. A certain editor of a certain paper hits a pedestrian in a crosswalk? Arrest the pedestrian! A repeat offender of drinking and driving hits a pedestrian? Bend it around so it's the pedestrian's fault. A pedestrian crosses in the middle of the highway, admittedly a very dumb thing to do? Well toss out the driver's sky-high blood alcohol level! Why? Well, the driver killed a pedestrian and that's worth tossing out a drunk driving charge! And that's just three examples. This goes so far back it's in our culture. That, and the fact that you can't walk anywhere in this town without a beggar harassing you, even at knife point, and I just don't feel like walking around here anymore.

12:31 PM, July 19, 2014  

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