So, Twitter has been dunking on this for a while. But it’s so weird. Councilmember Juarez is arguing that Pike Place Market is unsafe except “Saturday in broad daylight.” Like, I have talked to women who are concerned about being in high crime parts of the city. So I can understand if she said those blocks on 2nd Avenue near Westlake, or 12th and Jackson, or pick whatever park has a lot of tents right now. It might be a bit callous, but I would understand. But Pike Place? The biggest problem is crowding, not crime. I do most of my shopping at Pike Place, and I just don’t understand why she chose that as her example.
Anyway, please wash your hands right now. And if you aren’t vaccinated, get vaccinated, if you aren’t boosted, get boosted.