The Daily Mash-Up

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 This Week's Paper

As you probably read in last Friday's City Arts section, funnyman Gilbert Gottfriedwill headline Tacoma Comedy Club with five big sets starting Thursday, ticket info here. We couldn't let that occasion slip by without posting some audio featuring one of the most distinct voices in standup. Here he recalls how he stumbled into his big… Read More

Future development ideas for Tacoma Narrows Airport to be considered Jan. 29

Pierce County will hold its fourth set of public meetings on Tacoma Narrows Airport’s master plan update on Jan. 29 in Gig Harbor. Several future development alternatives for the airport will be discussed and evaluated.

The Planning Advisory Committee consists of representatives from the aviation community, businesses, local and state government and more. It will meet from 2-4 p.m. at the Cottesmore of Life Care Cafe, 2909 14th Ave. NW in Gig Harbor. An open house will be held the same day from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Goodman Middle School Commons, 3701 38th Ave. NW in Gig Harbor. Both meetings… Read More

Mueller earns Executive Fire Officer designation

The National Fire Academy has conferred upon Deputy Chief Faith Mueller the title of Executive Fire Officer. Requirements for the rigorous four year program include the completion of an annual applied research project, and two weeks of annual residency at the National Fire Academy campus in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Prerequisites for entrance into the competitive program include current standing as a chief officer and prior completion of a baccalaureate degree. The curriculum focuses on executive development, leadership, community risk reduction, and fire service operation in Emergency Management.

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Parking Stakeholders Invited to Discuss Downtown Needs

Tacoma has nine parking facilities downtown to make parking easier and more convenient. If you didn’t know this, the City’s Parking System staff would like to know why.

On Thursday, Jan. 30, the public is invited to explore solutions that could better identify off-street parking locations, such as signs and markings, mapping solutions or other ideas. Attendees will also discuss the garages themselves and how markings, signage and branding can improve the downtown parking experience. The stakeholder discussion takes place at 5 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Plaza (Fountain Court), 1201 Pacific… Read More

Edgewood elects new Mayor

The Edgewood City Council has welcomed two newly elected members to the City Council. City Clerk, Debbie Zabell, swore in and administered the Oath of Office to new Councilmembers Tyron Christopherson, and Stephanie Shook.

Following the swearing in ceremony, the City Council elected former Deputy Mayor Daryl Eidinger to Mayor, and Councilmember Steve Cope to Deputy Mayor. The appointments were by unanimous vote. The City Council also held a recognition ceremony in appreciation of outgoing City Council members Dave Olson, Mike Kelley Jr., and Mayor Jeff Hogan.

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