The Daily Mash-Up

Friday, July 21, 2017 This Week's Paper
City bans camping on public property

The Tacoma City Council approved a new ordinance that prohibits camping on public property unless expressly allowed by the city at a given location.

The Public Camping Ordinance, which became effective after a council vote on July 11 will sunset aon Oct. 9.

The new law is intended to address the public health and safety conditions that are caused by unauthorized encampments. Under the law daytime sunshades in public spaces and picnicking are still allowed.

The Public Camping Ordinance differs from the Human Habitation of Vehicle Ordinance, which requires… Read More

Temporary Shelter Plan tallies 78 residents

The City of Tacoma released the following information in its weekly update about its homeless assistance efforts.
This Week:
·         78 people have been provided shelter at the Stability Site at 1423 Puyallup Ave. since it opened on June 26.
·         Catholic Community Services is providing onsite management at the Stability Site.
·         The City is continuing to evaluate all options for more permanent short-term transitional housing solutions.Read More

Man kills step uncle during fight

Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist has charged Tyler James Thiel, 23, with felony murder for killing Steven Gale, 52, during a Fourth of July assault at his mother’s home in Steilacoom. Gale was the mom’s boyfriend and Thiel’s step-uncle.

“If the victim of an assault dies as a result of the assault, it’s felony murder in Washington, even if the defendant didn’t intend to kill the victim,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist.
On July 4, at about 11:18 p.m., Steilacoom police officers were dispatched to a domestic assault in progress. Mary Sweeney had called 911 to report… Read More

JBLM opens first on-base Job Center for transitioning service members

The first American Job Center to be located on a military installation has opened at the Bud Hawk Transition Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

After two years of planning between Col. Daniel S. Morgan, JBLM’s garrison commander, the Washington State Military Transition Council, the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs, and others, placing an AJC on a DOD base went from conception to operational reality. American Job Centers provide a full range of assistance to job seekers under one roof. Established under the Workforce Investment Act, and reauthorized in the Workforce… Read More

Miles named head of County Parks

After a competitive recruitment and selection process, Roxanne E. Miles has been named the new director of Pierce County Parks and Recreation. She will begin her new role on July 17.

Miles joined the county in December 2016 as the Business and Financial Operations Manager for the county’s Planning and Public Works Department. She came to Pierce County from Metro Parks Tacoma, where her 15-year career culminated in her role as Strategic Advancement Manager. While at Metro Parks, Miles managed parks and recreation services, and led major planning initiatives, developing business plans… Read More

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