The Daily Mash-Up

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 This Week's Paper
Road work to close I-705 on ramps next week

The Tacoma’s Street Operations Division will perform street repairs on Interstate 705 southbound from the Schuster Parkway and Stadium Way on-ramps located underneath Fireman’s Park. The on-ramp from southbound Schuster Parkway onto I-705 and the on-ramp from southbound Stadium Way onto I-705 will be closed Friday, Oct. 28 and again on Friday, Nov. 4. Closures on both dates will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  

The repairs will involve grinding and replacing the asphalt, resulting in a smoother ride and preserved street surface. All repairs are weather dependent and rescheduling… Read More

Chamber sets annual meeting on Oct. 25

The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber will celebrate local leadership and the Pierce County business community while reviewing the chamber’s accomplishments at the 2016 Annual Meeting at Hotel Murano’s Bicentennial Pavilion at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 25.

This is an opportunity to learn more about how the chamber is making an impact on the business community while building stronger connections between members, community leaders, and organizations within the region. This is also a chance to get an inside look at the chamber's five-year strategic plan regarding business growth and sustainability… Read More

Center for Minority Business Development Now Open

The City of Tacoma received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce this year to support the operation of a Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center. The MBDA helps minority-owned businesses by facilitating access to capital, contracts and export opportunities. The MBDA business center at the City of Tacoma is part of a national network of funded centers located in major cities throughout the United States, and is now fully operational and ready to serve the minority-owned business community.

“MBDA business centers have a proven track record… Read More

City committee to talk about North 21st Street project

The Infrastructure, Planning, and Sustainability committee is holding a special meeting to discuss the future design of North 21st Street. This meeting is on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. at the Tacoma Municipal Building (747 Market St., Room 248).

During this meeting the Public Works Department is presenting road design options to the committee to seek  input. A decision must be made regarding Tacoma Public Utilities pending pole replacement project as it will drive the city’s road design project. Public Works will be seeking funding for this portion of the road design project.Read More

Tacoma Water tapped as Top 10 in the nation

Year after year of planning, strategy and management helped Tacoma Water win a Platinum Award for Utility Excellence from the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies. AMWA, which includes the largest publicly owned drinking water systems in the country, recognized Tacoma and nine other utilities with a platinum award this year.

“Tacoma Water has made a pronounced shift toward using data and analysis in its decision making,” said Tacoma Public Utilities Director Bill Gaines. “The change positions the utility well to adapt to future conditions and opportunities, ably serving customers… Read More

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