Students shouldn’t have to dodge speeding cars
August is moving by quickly and we are now through our first full week of the General Election. I am excited to have personally knocked on my 7,000th door and have now been across most of the district. I love getting out into our great neighborhoods and hearing from the people I am working to represent. If I haven’t been to your house yet, look out for me soon.
As I have been in the neighborhood, I have heard from a few people that they wish they heard more from their representatives, not just around election time. Throughout this campaign, through our weekly emails and my follow up postcards, I have been staying connected to my supporters. It is critical to our city that residents know what is happening and how they can get involved. If this campaign is any indication, you can count on hearing from me regularly about my work in our community when I am a councilmember.
Thanks and have a great week!
Last Coffee Hour in August
We have one more afternoon coffee hour this month, this Thursday, August 22 from 3:00-4:00pm at Starbucks (2405 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98406.) I hope you’ll consider dropping by and bringing a friend, neighbor, or coworker with you!
September 11, 2019 – 5:30-7:30pm
Meet & Greet Event at Andrea Davis’ Home – 103 W Shore Ave SW, Lakewood, WA 98498
RSVP to Rachel at [email protected]
Story from the Trail
One conversation I had this week was with Rosie. She and I talked about the intersection by her house (she lives by Truman Middle School) and the dangerous mix of middle schoolers and speeding cars. She thought a few crosswalks or even a few stop signs might fix the problem.
While we were talking, I saw no fewer than five cars speed by us, through the intersection. To make matters worse, there were no sidewalks, so Rosie said most kids walked down the road, dodging cars, on their way home. As I walked to the next house, I even had to jump out of the way of a speeding car.
As a parent, a teacher, and potential city council member, these are the issues that are important to me. While the city may not be responsible for our schools, we are responsible for safe routes for students to get there. The city has made some important investments, but more is needed. We need further collaboration between the schools and the city to make sure no student needs to dodge cars.
As someone who works in our schools and can be a bridge between the city and the school district, I can bring a real focus to this critical safety issue.