First, make sure you come join us at Peaks and Pints on September 26th from 5:30–7:30pm to launch us into the last month of the campaign (RSVP here)!
Second, it has been a great week out in the neighborhood. Many of the residents are tuning into our race and I have had multiple people tell me they know who I am and are ready to vote for me. I have been talking a lot about traffic signals, speeding cars, and the future of the West End. It has been great to really get specific about the basic services people expect and how I am going to deliver on them.
If it has been a while since I stopped by your door, be sure to reach out to me! I am committed to being open and accessible.
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 was in the neighborhood behind St. Charles this past week and I had a chance to talk to Bob. Before I had a chance to hand him my literature, he told me his concern about the lack of left turn signals on some of our busier streets and asked how he would go about getting one. He told me that “I know the council has big things to do, but I think they also need to focus on the basics.”
I quickly handed him my literature and told him, “well Bob, that is what I am hoping to do!”
I have heard about left turn signals across the district. From the intersections on N 30th (Carr in Old Town, Proctor, and Stevens) to N 51st and Pearl, I have had multiple residents ask about getting a left turn signal. On both N 30th and 51st, traffic can quickly back up as one person tries to turn left and everyone else has to wait. Closer to my house, it was great to see S 12th and Stevens getting a turn signal. It is amazing how much that can make a difference!
Again, while a left turn signal may seem small, it can make a world of difference if you are trying to get home for dinner or to a child’s event. While I agree that Tacoma has some large challenges to address, I am committed to never forgetting to make the small fixes that can make a difference (and maybe finally get a turn signal off 30th and Proctor!)