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November 17, 2008 at 3:53 PM

City life

Here come the tumbleweeds

What a clever idea. The economy has gone down the toilet, downtown merchants are scrambling to get more Christmas shoppers and Mayor McCheese [Greg Nickels] decides to raise the cost of parking a car downtown [“Nickels, City Council propose spending cuts, higher parking fees to meet budget shortfall,” News, Nov. 7].

I’ll bet that works really well.

Seattle city government has been making downtown less easy to use for 20 years and, like many others, I do my best to stay the heck out of there unless it is absolutely necessary or I can travel in a large group. I feel really sorry for the merchants who have invested money in building space and inventory to try to make a living down there.

And I don’t even feel like I have a dog in this hunt anymore.

Goodbye Tuba Man. Happy Trails

— Addison Double, Seattle

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