Mayor will not be at Tacoma City Council meeting
I just received confirmation from Mayor Baarsma that he will not be attending tomorrow night's city council meeting. Turns out the surgery he is recovering from was pretty serious. This means that the meeting will most likely begin and end without any serious business. This means it is critical for our side to make its presence felt in a big, big way.
I am calling on all the mainline peace groups to get down there and protest the police brutality and the arbitrary "no backpacks" rule that makes no damn sense. I would hope that all peace lovers and war haters will show up at the Tacoma Muncipal building at 5 PM tomorrow at 747 Market St to raise some hell.
Bring your anti-Iraq war signs and anything else that you want to share with the citizens of Tacoma. This may be your best chance to spread the word about what's happening down on the Port.
Here's the latest news on the protest from local sources. Newest item: Olympia City Councilman TJ Johnson speaks to Democracy Now!s Amy Goodman.
Here's some handy contact info courtesy of lew at seattle indymedia:
call the mayor and then some---contacts here!
Posted by: lew mccrewd at Mar 12, 2007 00:41
Mayor of Tacoma Bill Baarsma: 253-591-5100, firstname.lastname@example.org
City Manager Eric A. Anderson: (253) 591-5130, Eric.Anderson@cityoftacoma.org
Tacoma Police: 253-798-4721
Tacoma Police Public Information: 253-591-5968
Tacoma Sector Command: 253-591-5431
Tacoma Community Liaison: 253-591-5583 and 253-591-7892
City Council: 253.591.5100
Deputy Mayor Rick Talbert: email@example.com
Julie Anderson: Julie.Anderson@cityoftacoma.org
Bill Evans: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jake Fey: email@example.com
Connie Ladenburg: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Lonergan: email@example.com
Spiro Manthou: Spiro.Manthou@cityoftacoma.org
Tom Stenger: Thomas.Stenger@cityoftacoma.org
Port of Tacoma commissioners: 253-383-9402, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pierce County Council: (253) 798-7777