A Chinatown restaurant lamented the fact that three Asian guys stole three lobsters from its seafood tank and ran. The owner said 2010 was full of misfortunes; the robbery hit him when he was down.
One reader said we are about to lose all of our free parking in the City of Seattle, how about that?
However, there is some positive news. Though the 31-year-old Chinese Senior Association closed its doors, it was with a great deal of charity. More than $35,000 was donated to Kin On Health Care, Keiro Nursing Home, Chinese Information and Service Center, and other service organizations.
Does it always have to be a win-lose situation? If the City of Seattle implements a parking rate increase, the change might relieve the City’s financial plight, but it would contribute to loss of revenue for small businesses.
“Can you imagine shoppers coming to the ID buying $2 bread and having to pay $4 for parking?” said one pastry shop owner. Four dollars per hour is the proposed new rate, though we won’t know for a while whether it will pass.
Can the City spare the ID in parking rate increases? Will the city turn this into a gain instead of a loss for the ID?