The Daily Mash-Up

Friday, November 27, 2015 This Week's Paper
Tacoma Voters Pass Proposition 3 and Proposition A for Street Repair and Improvements

Today, certified results show that Tacoma voters said yes to repairing Tacoma’s streets and passed Proposition 3 and Proposition A.

These propositions will work together to repair and improve city streets through a number of methods including pothole repair, street resurfacing and building missing sidewalks. In addition, Proposition A provides additional funding for transportation projects outlined in the Six-Year Comprehensive Transportation Plan. “Tacoma voters have demonstrated that they want to be part of the solution.

By approving Props 3 and A, they're saying yes to safe…

Tacoma May Consider Disposable Bag Restrictions

In an effort to further the sustainability vision of the community, Tacoma City Council may consider placing restrictions on disposable shopping bag use in 2016. The City of Tacoma’s Office of Environmental Policy and Sustainability is seeking feedback on behalf of the City Council’s Infrastructure, Planning and Sustainability Committee to inform what action, if any, City Council will take on this issue.

To address the estimated two billion disposable plastic shopping bags used in Washington State each year, thirteen other communities within the state have implemented disposable bag…

Sound Transit Board selects alignment, stations for Tacoma Link Expansion

The Sound Transit Board of Directors today selected the route, stations, and expanded operation and maintenance facility for the Tacoma Link Expansion. When built, the 2.4-mile extension will serve riders traveling from the Theater District to the Stadium and Hilltop neighborhoods.

“By extending light rail to the Stadium Way and Hilltop districts, more people will have better access to jobs, schools, and everyday needs,” said Sound Transit Board Chair and King County Executive Dow Constantine. “We’ll also work with residents to make sure that transit supports and enhances the…

Schuster Parkway Bridge Now Open

Schuster Parkway Bridge (located near North 30th and McCarver streets) is now open to all vehicular and bicycle traffic. 

The closure, which took place from Oct. 5, to Nov. 18, was necessary to perform rehabilitation to the bridge that included a deck overlay and expansion joint repair.

Power Outage Causes Overflow Conditions at Treatment Plant

During the heavy storm event on Tuesday, Nov. 17, there was an electrical power failure at the City of Tacoma’s Central Sewer Treatment Plant. This power outage, which lasted for approximately 20 minutes, resulted in a sanitary sewerage overflow condition which led to waste water sewage being discharged into the lower Puyallup River at Cleveland Way, and the Foss Waterway at Dock Street.

The plant was also flooded in areas and these issues are currently being mitigated by the City’s Environmental Services staff. The discharge amount is not know at this time but will be estimated…

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