Harangues Human Rights Commission into Acquiescence says Frank Gavaldon
On July 2, 2014, we gratefully commemorated 50
years since the signing of
the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This important event was acknowledged by
President Obama, the U.S. Congress, Governor Inslee, and the WA State
Rights Commission. There were innumerous local and national news
editorials dedicated to the importance of this legislation that also
major victory in our nation’s pursuit for civil rights. Despite this
and the nationally shared moment of reflections, the jurisdiction that
to acknowledge the civil rights act was our own City of Tacoma.
Despite several telephone calls, emails, and an
extremely well written
article in The New Takhoman, Neighborhoods and Community Services
Tansy Hayward, and Tacoma Human Rights Commission Chair, Freddie
initially failed to respond to these requests for some type of
proclamation, or public acknowledgement of this important law. And yet,
ironic that Ms. Hayward and Chair Schuneman head the very agency that
responsible for enforcing these rights within the City of Tacoma.
Once again, they acted in a manner that has become
NCS standard procedure –
they allowed their personal feelings towards the messenger to interfere
their duty to the public.
With the same diligence and belief in humanity
that has made The New
Takhoman a discerning person’s journal, we are now proud to announce
persistence has had an impact on both Ms. Tansy and Chair Freddie. As a
on Saturday July 26, 2014, they will publically acknowledge the Civil
Bill of 1964 at Ethnic Fest this Saturday and Sunday in Wrights Park.
“Without action, you aren’t going anywhere.” --
is not a
demand for electric vehicle charging stations or the
include them without being required to do so. There is however a demand
City to do something about our failing pavement. What did out
do about that?
the damned nerve to issue this statement: "The charging station
requirements won’t extend to residential projects. But the City Council
recommending — not mandating — that new multifamily housing projects
50 percent of their parking spaces for electric vehicles."
response to that: If you drive an electric vehicle don't park
even 50% of
it it anywhere on any of my properties unless you want it towed. -- "JDHasty"
Tacoma City Councilman Marty Campbell said electric
vehicles are going to only
increase in popularity in the coming years, and Tacoma needs to be able
accommodate them. He said soon the vehicles will become more affordable
and could help low-income people save money on fuel. That in turn could
raise people out of poverty, he said.
“I think we really need
to take a look at what the future is going to be,” said Campbell, who
all-electric Nissan Leaf.
So Councilman Campbell
buys a vehicle that is not supported and then campaigns for a
transferring the burden of providing fuel for his own choice of
himself to developers. What a guy. -- "Self-serving in Tacoma"
Shelley Marie Kerslake, a major player in the
City of Tacoma 2003 David Brame scandal, 47, of Tacoma, WA passed away on
July 13, 2014, after a 2˝year battle with colon cancer. Shelley was born
on December 12, 1966, in Seattle, WA to Rod and Nancy Kerslake. In 1968
Shelley moved to Tacoma with her family. Shelley attended school in the
University Place and Tacoma School Districts, graduating with honors from
Wilson High School in 1987.
After graduating high
school, Shelley enrolled at the University of
Washington from which she graduated with a Bachelor's degree after
three years. Following graduation from the UW, Shelley began studying law
at the University of Puget Sound School of Law and later graduated with
honors, receiving her juris doctorate degree. Shelley, after being
admitted to the Washington Bar, began her legal career as an Assistant
City Attorney for the City of Tacoma where she worked until 2003 when she
began working for the Kenyon Disend law firm, a law practice specializing
in municipal law. Shelley became a partner in the firm in 2007 and
continued working for the firm until her passing. In her work with the
firm, she served as the City Attorney for the City of Tukwila, WA.
In 1995 Shelley married
Dennis H. Ball. Their son Ian was born in 2002. Shelley and her family
enjoyed traveling and she was always planning the next trip. She also
enjoyed cooking and good food and many times planned travel based on
culinary consideration. Shelley is survived by her husband, son, mother,
father, sister, mother-in-law and a number of nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will
be held celebrating Shelley's life on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 3:00pm.
The service will be held at Annie Wright School, 827 North Tacoma Avenue,
Tacoma, WA. Following the service family and friends are invited to an
informal reception at Annie Wright School where attendees can tell
Shelley stories and otherwise celebrate her very special life. A life
that was way too short but oh so well lived. Shelley has requested that,
in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Seattle
Children's Theater at www.sct.org.