The Daily Mash-Up

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 This Week's Paper
Blocker to host Hilltop Forum

District 3 Council Member Keith Blocker will host a community forum in Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood on Thursday, March 16, from 6 – 8 p.m., at the freshly updated People’s Community Center (1602 Martin Luther King Jr. Way). The event will provide community members with an opportunity to discuss any issues of importance to them and ask questions of City of Tacoma staff.

“This is a great chance for community members to come out and personally connect with some of their neighbors as well as their public servants,” said Blocker.  “It is very important to me that the diverse… Read More

City’s financial reporting get association nod

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the City of Tacoma by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada for its comprehensive annual financial report.

“This reflects the City of Tacoma’s continued commitment to sound financial practices and transparency,” said Finance Director Andy Cherullo. 

The City’s comprehensive annual financial report was judged by an impartial panel to meet the GFOA of the United States’ standards, which include a demonstrated constructive "spirit… Read More

City Partners With Urban League for Real Estate Workshop

Tacoma's Community and Economic Development Department has partnered with Tacoma Urban League to host a free three-hour workshop designed to educate community members on how to build wealth for themselves or their family through real estate. The workshop - called "Let's Build Wealth: A Real Estate Workshop" - is scheduled to take place on March 25, from 9 a.m. – noon, at Tacoma Urban League (2550 S. Yakima Ave. in Tacoma). Diverse community members, ages 18-35, are encouraged to attend.

"Tacoma's housing market is sizzling right now," said Community and Economic… Read More

Forum designed to help businesses prepare for a disaster

The Pierce County’s Economic Development Department along with County, Federal and State partners will hold its first post-disaster recovery forum Tuesday, March 7 from 8 a.m. to noon at Dacca Barn, 2820 54th Ave. E. in Fife.

This free, half-day event is intended to encourage businesses to prepare for a disaster and provide a foundation in resilience planning. This forum will provide insight into how government and utilities may set priorities and will cover issues such as:

  • Red Tagging: How do I get back in my building?
  • Power/Water/Outage: How are priorities… Read More
Titlow shoreline restoration is almost complete

A $597,000 project to restore the shoreline, improve fish and wildlife habitat and expand the public recreation area at Titlow Park is nearly done and visitors have more room to explore via the adjacent Hidden Beach trail.

The nonprofit South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group spearheaded the project, which entailed demolition of a vacant beach house and removal of contaminated soils so the area can be returned to a natural state.

What was informally known as Kay’s house was located near the south end of the trail, north of Steamers Seafood Café. The single-story… Read More

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