The Daily Mash-Up

Monday, June 27, 2016 This Week's Paper
Fife Considers Annual $20 Vehicle License Fee

The City of Fife Transportation Benefit District (TBD) Board will consider adopting a $20 annual car tab fee at its next meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 21 at Fife City Hall.

The proposed $20 vehicle license fee will fund local transportation projects in Fife. Fife City Council formed a TBD in November, 2014, but the TBD has not yet established any revenue stream. If the TBD adopts the proposed $20 vehicle license fee, it will collect approximately $150,000 per year. The revenue will be used to improve and maintain the City's residential streets.

"The $20 car… Read More

Public invited to review latest plan for Point Defiance’s Japanese Garden

The latest version of redevelopment plans for the Japanese Garden, adjacent to the Pagoda in Point Defiance Park, and nearby areas will be the subject of an hour-long open house June 27.

The open house begins at 4:30 p.m. at the Metro Parks Tacoma headquarters, 4702 S. 19th St., Tacoma. A presentation to the five-member Metro Parks Board of Commissioners will take place during a 5:30 p.m. public study session.

The plan now being considered incorporates selected elements of three design options developed with the help of The Portico Group and master garden designers… Read More

Foss Waterway Seaport Launches Summer Season

The Foss Waterway Seaport, Puget Sound’s maritime heritage, education and event center, will officially open its doors for the summer season on Sunday, June 19 at noon. Located on Tacoma’s stunning Thea Foss Waterway, the Seaport will open to a special welcome by actors in period dress, free cups of Ivar’s World Famous Clam Chowder, cake-cutting, and live music. Visitors can view exhibits and the heritage boat shop, and take guided tours of the building. The Tacoma Fire Department fire boat and maritime vessels will be at the Seaport docks. Recent improvements at the Seaport include the… Read More

New Webisode Series Focuses on Tacoma’s Creative Culinary Canvas

The City of Tacoma's Media and Communications Office – in partnership with its Community and Economic Development Department – has launched a new webisode series called Inspired Palates.

Inspired Palates pays tribute to Tacoma’s creative culinary canvas, which has broadened and diversified over the years to help put Tacoma on the map. It primarily highlights independent Tacoma-based purveyors of craft food or drinks, many of whom incorporate high-quality ingredients based on regional or seasonal availability. It also provides insight into emerging culinary trends in Tacoma, a city… Read More

Video News: Cascadia Rising, Boots2Work, Foothills Trail, more Pierce County News

The topics on Pierce County News for the week of June 9 include:

  • Cascadia Rising exercise tests 30 local agencies
  • County Council gives budget oversight responsibilities to monthly committee
  • Boots2Work military career fair has ready-to-hire jobs
  • Know teen workers’ rights before your teen gets a summer job
  • Cheney Stadium & Tacoma Rainiers to host 2017 Triple-A All-Star Game
  • Construction begins on new addition to Foothills Trail near Buckley
  • Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Eco Adventure Camp registration, Tacoma… Read More
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