The Daily Mash-Up

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 This Week's Paper
Deputies’ use of deadly force found justifiable

Independent and concurrent investigations by the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, and the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office, regarding the shooting death of Ryan Rosa, 36, have been completed.  Rosa died from multiple gunshot wounds inflicted by Pierce County Sheriff’s Detective Shaun Darby and Deputy Jesse Hotz. The postmortem toxicology report indicated Rosa had a potentially fatal quantity of methamphetamine in his system at the time of his death.
Prosecutor Mark Lindquist concluded the deputies acted lawfully.
“Mr.… Read More

Help name Point Defiance Park’s breakwater peninsula

Picture this: 11 acres of land on the edge of Commencement Bay with panoramic views of the skyline stretching from Mount Rainier to Vashon Island – all for public enjoyment.

That’s the stretch of Point Defiance Park under construction on the 23-acre breakwater peninsula that stretches into Puget Sound on the easternmost edge of Point Defiance Park.
Site Rendering Color_credit Stephanie Bower comma Architectural Illustration for Site Workshop
When complete next year, the park will feature an expanse of lawn big enough to host 2,500 people for special events, plus… Read More

Countywide burn ban to begin July 15

Pierce County Fire Marshal Warner Webb has announced a countywide burn ban effective Saturday, July 15 at 8 a.m., until further notice.

The limited ban was prompted by long-range forecasts of continued lack of precipitation, issued jointly with the Pierce County Fire Chiefs’ Association and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

The burn ban applies to all outdoor burning, including land clearing and yard debris burning. This ban does not apply to small recreational fires in established fire pits at approved campgrounds or private property with the owner’s permission. The… Read More

City bans camping on public property

The Tacoma City Council approved a new ordinance that prohibits camping on public property unless expressly allowed by the city at a given location.

The Public Camping Ordinance, which became effective after a council vote on July 11 will sunset aon Oct. 9.

The new law is intended to address the public health and safety conditions that are caused by unauthorized encampments. Under the law daytime sunshades in public spaces and picnicking are still allowed.

The Public Camping Ordinance differs from the Human Habitation of Vehicle Ordinance, which requires… Read More

Temporary Shelter Plan tallies 78 residents

The City of Tacoma released the following information in its weekly update about its homeless assistance efforts.
This Week:
·         78 people have been provided shelter at the Stability Site at 1423 Puyallup Ave. since it opened on June 26.
·         Catholic Community Services is providing onsite management at the Stability Site.
·         The City is continuing to evaluate all options for more permanent short-term transitional housing solutions.Read More

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