Tacoma Urbanist

Sep. 29, 2009 at 12:02pm

Meet Tacoma City Council Candidate Marty Campbell Today at LeRoy Jewelers at 6:00 p.m.

Meet City of Tacoma Council Candidate, and previous Frost Park Chalk Off Sponsor Marty Campbell Today!!

Received via Facebook:

Steph Farber, Phyllis Harrison, Judi Hyman, & Lynn Di Nino

Invite you to meet Marty Campbell (website), our choice for Tacoma City Council #4

It is important that we have good people on City Council, Join us in helping Marty Campbell become one of Tacoma's next City Council members.

Today : Tuesday September 29th
6:00 -7:30 pm

LeRoy Jewelers & the Art Stop
940 Broadway

Hope to see you there.

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by Erik on 9/29/2009 @ 12:13pm
Frost Park flashback.

Buzzards and Stadium Video sponsored episode XI


Also, in the old Blackwater: RR and Marty:

by Heatherrebel on 10/1/2009 @ 8:58am
Marty looks like a good guy. Wish I coulda been there!

by Erik on 10/10/2009 @ 10:50pm
Come Meet Marty!

Campaign Rally

To Support Marty Campbell

Tacoma City Council #4

Former Governor Booth Gardner, and Former Mayor Karen Vialle, invite you to join us for a Campaign Rally to support Marty Campbell.

Thursday, October 15th
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Commencement Bay Coffee
2354 Jefferson
Tacoma, WA

RSVP 253.514.0814 or


by Dave_L on 10/11/2009 @ 2:49pm
Thanks for the event announcement, Erik.
I am still angry and disappointed over the destruction of the Luzon and the situation of the Murray Morgan Bridge, but this announcement reminds me what an optimistic and precariously exciting time Tacoma-boy Booth Gardner and Karen Vialle represent. UWT, State History Museum, the new Theater District... In 1991 The Seattle Weekly (i.feedtacoma.com/Dave_L/tacoma-renaissan...) quoted Mayor Vialle describing her balcony view of Tacoma as being "...a view of all the things that need to be done." In the previous decade, Tacoma had grown over twice as much as any other city in the state, surpassing Spokane to become the second-largest city in the state. In the previous five years the median per-capita income in Tacoma had increased $3000 to $10,434. In the same article, the City Manager of the time spoke with much optimism, saying, "It is a big difference from the early 1980's when there were a lot of dreams and different visions. People sort of took projects as they came, only because we were somewhat desperate, looking to win in the economic-development area." Speaking of a community-wide summit Vialle held in 1990, he said, "There were a lot of activities leading up to that summit in order to get as much participation from the community as possible. The day of the summit we had more than 125 individuals representing all different parts of the community. It wasn't just business, it wasn't just neighborhoods; it was a good cross-section of the community. That is the first time that had been done in Tacoma since maybe the late 1800's. We took the results of that and kept building on it. So I think there's a sense of leadership and a sense of the community working together with the leadership which may be the tangible difference which has not existed here before." Since then some plans flourished; others tanked. In this precarious time, what will the next decade hold? I wish we still had Murray Morgan to keep it all in perspective. But I look forward to hearing where Marty and other candidates I like plan to take us. And when they see Tacoma, what is their "view of all the things that need to be done."

by Marty on 10/12/2009 @ 1:33pm
Thank you Erik.

Great comment!! Hope to see you on the 15th.

by Erik on 10/15/2009 @ 12:26am
Today is Marty's event!

See everyone at Commencement Bay Coffee
2354 Jefferson at 5:30!

by Erik on 10/15/2009 @ 12:46am
Update: Marty Gets Endorsed Again by the Tribune

In the District 4 race on Tacoma’s East Side, our endorsement remains unchanged. Marty Campbell is the best choice to replace departing Councilman Rick Talbert. Campbell, owner of Stadium Video and Buzzard’s Discs, would give the council a much-needed small business perspective.

He is chairman of the Cross-District Business Association and has led a city committee that studied downtown parking solutions. Campbell’s experience and contacts in the business community are especially valuable as the city decides how to regroup in the wake of Russell Investments’ departure.


Congrats Marty!

Just in time for your party.

by Dave_L on 10/15/2009 @ 11:38pm
That was a great gathering! Especially after a long day at work, not only was it was great entering the room and seeing Booth Gardner for the first time in many, many years, but it made my day getting to chat a bit with the honorable former mayor of Tacoma, Karen Vialle, elected in the State's Centennial year.
Still a huge Tacoma booster, and ever optimistic, she still raves about what Tacoma has to offer, as a city, and as a community. I'm ready to vote for her again... There was a sense of continuity when Marty mentioned the basic needs of people, and how they remain the same. Great folk. I wish I had felt up to meeting more people there. I had never been inside Commencement Bay Coffee, too, and wonder why it took me so long.

by Marty on 10/16/2009 @ 10:51am
Thanks Dave. It was good to see you there.

I was little surprised by the turnout, much larger than we had anticipated, and what a great event.

Seeing Booth Gardner was the highlight of the evening. I am so honored by his support and mentor-ship.

Thank you to everyone who attended.