The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, December 03, 2016 This Week's Paper
County Council passes 2017 budget

After months of negotiation and discussion, the Pierce County Council voted unanimously to adopt the County’s 2017 operating and capital budgets. The new budget will take effect Jan. 1, 2017.

A large focus of the 2017 budget is public safety, court programs and several agency evaluations to be conducted by the Performance Audit Committee.

In the public safety and court programs areas, funding was appropriated for:

  • Five additional Deputy Sheriff positions.
  • Matching grant monies for a position in the… Read More
World’s largest log carrier visits Tacoma

The Olive Bay, reputed to be the world’s largest single-deck bulk/log carrier, arrived Thursday at The Northwest Seaport Alliance’s West Hylebos log terminal in Tacoma.

The terminal, operated by Seattle-based Merrill & Ring Forest Products, welcomed Pacific Basin Shipping’s Olive Bay, the largest ship in the Chinese log business to call the West Coast.

Built in 2015 specifically to carry logs, the ship is 650 feet long and 105 feet wide. It can hold up to 8 million board feet of logs, which is significantly more than the 5 million board foot of most of log ships visit… Read More

Work set for first phase of new Convention Center Hotel

With the federal government’s recent approval of an EB-5 regional center designation for the Greater Tacoma Convention Center hotel project, developer Yareton Investment and Management LLC will now begin to raise non-developer investment capital while working with the City of Tacoma over the next several months to complete the real estate entitlement process. At the developer’s expense, work to construct a ramp from Commerce Street into the parking garage under the Convention Center – as well as additional dock space adjacent to the existing ones on Market Street – is scheduled to begin… Read More

City’s support center expands, relocates

The City of Tacoma’s Customer Support Center – which provides a “one-stop shop” for city services, and offers a concierge feel in the way of reception, face-to-face interaction, 311 telephone support, online resources and mobile app connectivity – is relocating to a larger space on the second floor of the Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market St., Room 220.

As part of continued efforts to further the “one-stop shop” experience, the City's Tax and License Office is also relocating to the new Customer Support Center location. Both moves are scheduled to take place in December.… Read More

More Schuster Slope Landscape work begins in December

The City of Tacoma’s Environmental Services Department is teaming up with Puget SoundCorps to remove English ivy, Himalayan blackberry and other species of invasive vines from two sections of Schuster Slope. Work on this project is starting in December and is expected to run through the winter. This is the second round of restoration work the city is implementing as part of the Schuster Slope Landscape Management Plan.
 
After the initial removal of invasive plants, materials will be installed over the slope to reduce erosion on the steep portions of the site. Native trees,… Read More

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