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What Would You Improve in University Place in 2013?

If you could make a New Year's resolution for University Place, what would it be?

More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money.

As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here in University Place to make it an even better place to live?

What is on University Place's wish list? What is one thing you would improve in 2013?

Tell us in the comment section below or upload a Local Voices blog about why you love living here.

Musique January 02, 2013 at 02:52 PM
2013: I vow to be kinder to everyone i.e. hold the door open (even if not close), smile even when I don't feel like it, say "thank you" more often, and not respond out loud to people who make errors in driving, etc.
Colleen Kaleel-Matzen January 02, 2013 at 03:13 PM
I resolve to write 2013 on every appropriate thing.
Dan January 02, 2013 at 06:53 PM
University Place's 2013 resolution should be to quit looking like a fool in the press. It's been a bad couple of years.
Robin Sullivan January 02, 2013 at 06:54 PM
remove the trees from the center of Bridgeport way. they are high maintenance add a safety issue for the highway the leaves plug the drain switch also require more maintenance
Nancy Lulay January 03, 2013 at 06:04 PM
First, I would change the city charter so that city council members would have to be representatives from each area of the city. This move would hopefully ensure city money being spent on the 27th street corridor which has been left to look like the ghetto and provide lighting and sidewalks for the little kids that wait for school buses on the roadside in the gravel where its dark with blind hills on 35th street between Bridgeport and Grandview. I would then require that they actually talk with their contingency to ascertain the needs and concerns of the community. I would then have each of the members compile,prioritize and problem solve the information and present it to the community on a biyearly basis. I would also change the power structure to an elected mayor and eliminate the city manager position. I would then sell that damn land at the town center, releasing the choke hold this and past councils have had on it and allow it to be developed NOT with high end stores but with shopping that caters to a broad section of the community. I would also mandate real environmental friendly city practices-the solar garbage can at the library is nice but not when I park near it and find the city worker spraying insecticide near my car with my daughter sitting in it. Our city and it's citizens are diverse and we need to address the diverse needs of it and it's members in an equitable fashion to reflect our values as a community.
Brent Champaco January 03, 2013 at 08:12 PM
This is from Patch user Joy: I would clean up the slum on the corner of Cryatal Springs Rd and 27th street. It is embarrassing also build a motel for the golf pageant coming up. Finish the market Place square. Why not put a hotel/ motel ther or raze the buildings at the 27th street and Crystal Springs and build one there.
Kayla Stewart January 03, 2013 at 11:51 PM
Get some multi-colored lights on our Christmas tree instead of boring white ones. I know it's supposed to evoke class and elegance but it's not much fun to look at... as for me, drink more water. Going big this year!
Christie Anderson January 04, 2013 at 04:36 AM
Excellent thoughts Nancy!
Patricia Mannie, Patricia & Co. January 04, 2013 at 07:44 PM
My wish for University Place is to have more business owners/managers attend events and monthly meetings of the University Place/Fircrest Division of the Tacoma Pierce County Chamber. This way we can band together, patronize our businesses and be supportive of our businesses creating new business relationships and strengthening our economy .

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