- Issued a Notice and Order revoking the business license for the Vagabond Motel, 10005 South Tacoma Way. This action was sought because of increasing levels of criminal activity occurring at the motel. The revocation has been appealed and will be before the City's Hearing Examiner later this month.
- Issued a Notice and Order revoking the business license for the Budget Inn, 9915 South Tacoma Way. The motel had high numbers of serious calls for police service. The owner did not appeal the revocation and as of this date, the motel remains closed.
I'd previously noted that in August 2007, the health department closed down the Vagabond and shortly thereafter closed Budget (and Fort Clarke, and Rose Garden). To quote Firefly, "come a day there won't be room for naughty men like us to slip about at all." Good thing, too.