The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 This Week's Paper
Police accreditation teams seeks public comment

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies will arrive June 6, to examine all aspects of the Tacoma Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services.

National accreditation is a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence, which only 2 percent of police agencies nationwide possess.  In Washington State, just eight out of approximately 237 law enforcement agencies are CALEA accredited.  The Tacoma Police Department is the only law enforcement agency in Pierce County… Read More

Pierce Transit invites public input into bus route system design

Pierce Transit is in a time of transition from a route system designed four decades ago to one that better meets the traveling needs of the region today and into the future. To meet that goal, the agency is conducting a comprehensive analysis of its existing bus service to help form recommendations for improvements and efficiencies. Since public input is an important part of the process, Pierce Transit is seeking citizens’ input into changes it might make and how the agency should prioritize service enhancements in late 2016 and 2017.

Citizens are invited to visit www.piercetransit.org/route-analysis-moving-forward/Read More

Cantwell Applauds $1.5 Million Grant for Tacoma Minority Business Center

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), the former Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, applauded the U.S. Department of Commerce’s $1.5 million, five-year award to the City of Tacoma to support operation of a Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center.

The grant program aims to support minority-owned firms create jobs, develop businesses, and compete in a global economy.

“This grant is an important step to drive new economic opportunities in Tacoma,” said Cantwell. “Promoting inclusive growth benefits the entire… Read More

Puget Sound Starts Here Month challenges residents to adopt Sound-healthy behaviors

Pierce County is teaming up with hundreds of organizations across Puget Sound to challenge residents to commit to at least one Sound-healthy action during May’s Puget Sound Starts Here Month.

“Pierce County is characterized by its beautiful views and natural areas from Mount Rainier to Puget Sound,” said Pat McCarthy, Pierce County Executive. “If each of us takes a small action to protect this place, the impact could be great.”

Some simple Sound-healthy actions you can take:

  • Fix auto leaks right away and take any used fluids to a recycling… Read More
Avoid a DUI Cinco de Mayo:  Get a Free Ride To and From the Bar

As part of the Pierce County DUI and Traffic Safety Task Force’s continuing push to zero out traffic fatalities by 2030 and reduce the number of drivers who leave a bar impaired, it’s furthering its partnership with Uber.

Uber, the rideshare company, will be offering new users who are either Pierce County residents or visitors two free rides up to $10 each to get to a bar and back home again. Bar hoppers anywhere in Pierce County who might otherwise opt to stay home because they don’t have a designated driver can download the Uber app and key in 253HOMESAFE in the promotions… Read More

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