Tacoma Urbanist

Apr. 6, 2008 at 10:16am

Voelpel Reveals Original Documents of Russell Proposal



Dan Voelpel reveals today some of the details of the package that was offered to Russell:

This Magnificent Seven, led by U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks, D-Belfair, represented a new affiliation that calls itself the Tacoma Partnership. They arrived early on this crisp morning for a 9 a.m. meeting.

Each wore a dark power suit and clutched a personal copy of a white three-ring binder. Bruce Kendall, president and CEO of the Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County, carried a cardboard box with extra binders for Russell’s executive team.

The binders contained 158 pages with details of a mission – months in the planning – with a singular goal and an offer unprecedented in the history of Tacoma business and politics.

Once of the most interesting documents is a map showing where Russell employees live.  Turns out, alot of them are Tacoma residents.

Another one is the letters of community support.

Voelpel has has something we don't see too much in the Tribune: tons of  original source documents linked for viewing.  Amazing content for readers.

Nice job Dan.  One of the best and useful articles I have seen.  (Dan has also been an attendee at the Go Local or Die Event)



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by Erik on 4/6/2008 @ 4:43pm
Exit 133 has posted some commentary as well today:

www.exit133.com/3075/the-russell-proposa...

by NineInchNachos on 4/8/2008 @ 11:22am
feed tacoma

by Erik on 4/8/2008 @ 12:06pm
Funny. A big baby bird needs a lot of food or it might fly away.