One road connecting two cities
The campaign continues to roll forward! It was a great week out in the district talking with neighbors. I recently knocked on my 9,000th door and I am still going strong. I am deeply appreciative of all of the people who are taking the time to learn more about me and my thoughts on our city.
My campaign has been about getting back to the basics from the beginning. As I talk to more and more people, I am hearing about the need for someone to focus on the core services of our city. Safety, roads, and services come up again and again on the doorsteps of District 1. I am excited for the chance to lead on these issues and make sure everyone gets the basic services they deserve.
We have some great events on the horizon, including our General Election Kickoff! As the election draws near, we have many opportunities for supporters to get involved. I hope you will consider helping out during this critical time. Thank you!
September 25 from 5:30-7:30pm – Meet and Greet, Hosted by Susan Odencrantz
Home of Susan Odencrantz (4227 N Frace St, Tacoma)
September 26 from 5:30-7:30pm – General Election Kickoff
Peaks and Pints (3816 N 26th St, Tacoma)
Learn more and RSVP at https://hinesfortacoma.org/kickoff
Story from the Trail
I have been spending the last few weeks down on the West Slope and had a great conversation with David. He was concerned about the condition of South 19th Street and if it was going to be re-built. This street serves as the border between Tacoma and University Place, and I mentioned to David, it was going to take our cities working together to make something happen.
While Tacoma is a great city, we are not alone. Many of the challenges we are facing are bigger than our borders. We are going to need to work with the cities around us and our county to address some of the important issues facing our community: housing, homelessness, transportation, and jobs.
One thing I pride myself on is working well with everyone. As a council member, I will work with not only the eight other members of the council, but other officials across our region. We have to pull together if we want to have an impact on the most pressing issues we are facing.
While South 19th is just one road, connecting two cities, the challenges it presents are a good reminder of the issues we are facing. David is going to need all of us in local government working together to fix his road, and that is a commitment I am happy to make.