The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, June 25, 2016 This Week's Paper
Construction Date Set for City Council Chambers Improvement Project

The Tacoma City Council Chambers Improvement Project is expected to begin construction on Wednesday, June 29, with an estimated completion date of Friday, Sept. 30. The chamber has not undergone any aesthetic updates since it first opened in 1979 and audiovisual updates have not occurred since 2007.

During the construction timeline council meetings will be temporarily moved to the Tacoma Public Utilities Auditorium (3628 S. 35th St., in Tacoma). The first meeting held in the auditorium will be on Tuesday, July 12, at 5 p.m. All council meetings will continue to be held on Tuesdays… Read More

RedLine Tacoma releases comment regarding lawsuit against water initiatives effort

RedLine Tacoma, a community effort that sprung up in protest against the now-dead proposal for building the world's largest natural gas-to-methanol plant in the world on the tideflats, released a statement regarding the Port of Tacoma, Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber and the Economic Development Board of Tacoma-Pierce County filing a lawsuit to stop the signature-gathering effort that would put two initiatives on future ballots that would call for a public vote on projects that use more than a million gallons of water a day.

"The actions and statements by the Port of Tacoma, The Tacoma-Pierce… Read More

Metro Parks staff member named Boys & Girls Clubs’ Youth of the Year

Kalayah DeGregory has the dazzling smile of a born celebrity, plus the contagious energy and gift of gab of a motivational speaker. These are among the traits that make her a great ambassador for the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound, which chose her as its 2016 Youth of the Year.

She’s no less valuable to Metro Parks, both as a reliable member of the Metro Parks Summer Playground team and working in the after-school program at Stewart Middle School, where she teaches dance. She’s danced since she was 8 and enjoys hip hop, ballet, jazz and lyrical or contemporary performance.Read More

Tacoma preps to weigh in on lawsuit over water initiatives

The City of Tacoma will be formally responding to a lawsuit filed by the Port of Tacoma, the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce and the Tacoma-Pierce County Economic Development Board. The city is named as a defendant alongside the backers of two citizen initiatives pertaining to large-volume industrial water usage.

Both citizen initiatives require that applications for water service of one million gallons or more of water use per day be placed on the ballot at the next general election for voter approval, that the applicant for water service pay associated election costs, and that… Read More

City of Tacoma Surveys 9,200 Local Businesses

In support of the City Council’s continued efforts to help Tacoma’s businesses succeed, the City of Tacoma’s Community and Economic Development Department is conducting an online survey of all local businesses to learn what's working, what isn't, and how City staff can be of assistance.

“This week, our 9,200 Tacoma businesses will receive a letter regarding this survey from Mayor Marilyn Strickland,” said Community and Economic Development Department Director Ricardo Noguera. “We hope to hear from every single one of them, as this survey will help inform how we move forward… Read More

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