The Daily Mash-Up

Sunday, June 26, 2016 This Week's Paper
Tacoma Avenue South Bridge is Now Open

After a nearly 16 month closure, the City of Tacoma has reopened the Tacoma Avenue South Bridge, located between Center and Delin streets. The bridge is now open to all vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic.

This closure was necessary to reconstruct the bridge deck, guardrails, replace the girders and paint the steel members of the over 80-year-old bridge. Traffic lanes have also been re-configured to three vehicular lanes and two bicycle lanes and wider sidewalks were added.

Total project cost was at $12 million and funding came from the Federal Highway Bridge Program,… Read More

FWDA Board taps new director

The Foss Waterway Development Authority Board of Directors has announced that Norm Gollub is the new executive director of the authority.  Gollub, formerly of Sarasota, Florida, will report on June 23 to take the helm.  
“The board and selection committee were very impressed with the combination of Norm's attributes, skills, and experience," said Jay Jetter, board president. "He wore three different hats in his previous position in Sarasota, and we feel that his experience in economic development, public-private partnerships, and marketing will allow him to continue… Read More

Improvements about to begin next to Point Defiance Park entrance

Visitors to Point Defiance Park may notice renewed construction activity east of the Pearl Street entrance in July.

It’s all part of a plan to redevelop the waterfront area, remediate contaminated soils and turn the peninsula near Tacoma Yacht Club into 11 acres of new recreation space for the community.

The first step of the project begins June 20 with the removal of trees and brush that now cover the steep bluff on the west bank of the yacht basin. The area has a history of instability and past landslides, and the next steps will address those issues.

After the site… Read More

Job Info Session June 23

The City of Tacoma's Human Resources Department and the Tacoma Public Library are hosting a free community job info session on June 23, from 1 - 2:30 p.m., in the Tacoma Public Library's main downtown location (Olympic Room). You'll get the skills you need to navigate the job application process and interview successfully.

You'll also learn about resources available through your local library for resume review, and you'll become more familiar with today's best websites for job listings.

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Interactive Dashboard Launched for Tacoma Streets Initiative

The City of Tacoma’s Public Works Department has launched an interactive dashboard that outlines funding as well as maintenance and capital projects for the Tacoma Streets Initiative.

In 2015, Tacoma voters said yes to invest in city streets and passed two propositions for increased funding for street repair and improvements. Over the next decade, proposition funding will combine with City funding, grants and matching funds that are estimated to raise $325 million for Tacoma’s streets. When these factors come together they create the Tacoma Streets Initiative that will maintain… Read More

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