(Editor's note: This comes from Randy Boss of Gig Harbor)
I didn’t know University Place was at war with Gig Harbor?
While watching the debate at last week’s UP City Council meeting regarding where the City Council should gather this year for their annual retreat the locations were narrowed down to two sites – The Best Western Wesley Inn in Gig Harbor or the Alderbrook Inn on Hood Canal.
I really do care that the City Of University Place wants to waste their tax payers money to stay at a four star hotel. Last year I was the only member of the public that attended the retreat held right there at home in UP. If they have to “get out of town” you would think they could at least have the good neighbor attitude to keep those precious tax dollars in Pierce County and utilize the great Wesley Inn facilities – but no!. In the end, all but one City Council member – Javier Figueroa (thank you very much) - voted to spend the most money on the highest cost option and travel to the furthest point so as not to be bothered/interrupted by those pesky citizens and their input!
The most outrageous comment that was made during the public discussion was spewed by Councilman Kent Keel and it went something like this: “These things are taped so…I mean, just for the record…There is just something about Gig Harbor and U.P. You Know, I just don’t feel comfortable in giving money to Gig Harbor. I just can’t do that…." Followed by uproarious laughter…..
But wait – It got even better when the newly elected Mayor Ken Grassi followed with his closing agreeable comment to Councilman Keel: “GOOD MAN”!
I think I’ll start shopping at Trader Joe’s in Silverdale instead of U.P……Just to be fair………
Good luck with that retreat….