Install restroom in Gateway Plaza

Posted 10/9/19

It’s disappointing to learn that Gateway Plaza will open without a restroom.

Toilet availability is fundamental to human dignity. Everyone needs clean, safe, away-from-home restrooms. …

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Install restroom in Gateway Plaza

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It’s disappointing to learn that Gateway Plaza will open without a restroom.

Toilet availability is fundamental to human dignity. Everyone needs clean, safe, away-from-home restrooms. Visitors feel welcome knowing there are public facilities that are open, clean, safe, open, and easy to find.

By helping get people out of cars and onto their feet, bicycles and transit, public restrooms enhance community livability and mitigate environmental warming. By supporting physical activity and fitness, they contribute to public health. A person with a short “bladder leash” is vulnerable to dehydration and the adverse effects of extreme urinary retention. Mental well-being suffers, people cannot be out with family and friends because restrooms are not available.

I call on Port Townsend City Council to line up the necessary lodging tax funds and install the promised restroom in Gateway Plaza as soon as possible.

Carol McCreary
Port Townsend

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Mike Loriz

I have not been following the planning of the Gateway Plaza, so I was unaware that a restroom had been promised. However, given that there is already a facility downtown I don't see a need for another so close. They are quite expensive to build and maintain, and I prefer that money be spent of cops, road repair, or sidewalks. $600,000 is enough for that Plaza already.

Wednesday, October 9
Dawn mohrbacher

Mike you don't spend much time downtown do you? I have to send people three blocks down the road to use the facilities, and for many that's too far. We spent all this stupid money rebuilding our roads (that were fine) and left out necessary human needs.

Yesterday at 3:17 PM