New investment opportunity. Threaten development of something, raise the hackles of your neighbors, Alicia Elliott will buy you out. Its the modern Olympia Aunt Sally.
2. Support Zinefest!
3. The best Olympia blog ever reads my mind. What if! What IF!!!!!
4. Yeah, big surprise here. Every place in the world is more nuanced than it seems at first.
If you came here from New York, Austin and then Portland and moved to Olympia "because you liked its look" and then were disappointed.
You deserve that disappointment. It isn't our fault. Grow up.
5. I don't mind the debate on the LBA Woods. Let's debate parks! I'm against spending money on it now. And, I actually like the proposal for development (because it was better than the straight up burbs that had been built in that area).
But, this is annoying:
LBA Woods are a true gem--an old-fashioned Commons of sorts in that the property is privately owned, though it is neither gated nor posted with no-trespassing signs or welcome signs.Because it isn't even true:
...the developer (D.R. Horton, a nationwide company headquartered in Delaware) has chosen to fence users of LBA Park out of the trails.We can debate whether it should become a park, but the owner wants you to stay off their property. That's their right man.