Written by Megan Capes.
To see context of situation see Matt Driscoll's article here.
The boulders near the Tacoma Main Library represent a multi-layered issue that needs more dialogue on how we as a city care for all of our citizens.
How do we work towards making a safer city? How do we support the needs of businesses and create an environment for them to flourish while also supporting those in times of suffering and uncertainty - such as those with criminal backgrounds or those experiencing homelessness, mental illness or chemical dependency.
We as a city need to ask more questions as well as discern together through dialogue and community engagement our next steps forward.
There is a better way than boulders and fences to steward a more beautiful and welcoming Tacoma for all people. Be wary of them both because it just means that the harder work still needs to be done.
Take a look here for the original publication in The News Tribune.