Northeast Tacoma seniors became unified and active in their opposition to a methanol refinery when news of the proposal spread. Many feel the citizens’ brigade raised the neighborhood’s profile with the City of Tacoma. “We’re kind of a stepchild of the city. It’s like the sleeping giant,” said Kristine Taylor. “We’re here and it would behoove you to listen to us.” Video shot at the Center at Norpoint on Tuesday, April 13, 2016.