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Sunday, November 29, 2015 This Week's Paper
State Transportation Package Sends $15 million to Pierce Transit

Pierce Transit will receive $15 million from the State Transportation Revenue Package for transit improvements along the SR 7/Pacific Avenue corridor from Downtown Tacoma to Spanaway. This corridor is currently being served by Pierce Transit Route 1, provides nearly 2 million annual boardings, and has been in Pierce Transit’s long-range vision for faster more reliable service.

“This project funding will allow Pierce Transit to plan and implement a long range vision for this high use corridor. The $15 million in the package is a huge win for Pierce Transit customers making connections…

AMOCAT Arts Awards Nominations Due Aug. 2

Nominations for the 2015 AMOCAT Arts Awards are due by Aug. 2 to the Tacoma Arts Commission. An online nomination form is available.

“The arts are an essential part of Tacoma’s identity thanks to a dedicated community of arts supporters,” said Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland. “The AMOCAT Arts Awards highlight the people, organizations and patrons who invest their energy and passion into making Tacoma an engaging and vibrant community.”

The three award categories are:

  1. Community Outreach by an Individual - Community outreach, engagement and involvement in the…
Tacoma Public Works, Environmental Services Departments Awarded Accreditation

The City of Tacoma’s Public Works and Environmental Services departments were recently awarded the American Public Works Association Accreditation. In recognition of this achievement, Pierce County Public Works Director and APWA Accreditation Board Chairman Brian Ziegler will present these departments with a plaque at the July 14 City Council meeting.

The APWA Accreditation program recognizes public works agencies that go beyond the requirements established in the industry, as contained in the APWA Public Works Management Practices Manual. The two departments were awarded the Accreditation…

League of Women Voters to Offer On-Line Voters Pamphlet on July 17, an internet-based Voter’s Guide produced by the League of Women Voters of Washington (LWVWA) in collaboration with local Leagues around the state, will be available online beginning July 17.

Voters will be able to view their ballot, and compare each candidate’s answers to League-written questions against the other candidates in the same race.

Voters will also be able to print their own personalized sample ballot, find instructions on how to register to vote, or transfer their voter registration address for…

General Services Building Referendum qualifies for ballot

The Pierce County Auditor’s Office has completed checking the signatures of Referendum 2015-1 regarding the proposed General Services Building. The referendum needed 24,427 valid signatures to qualify and achieved 24,493 valid signatures.

“I am proud of our elections team. They diligently checked thousands of signatures with accuracy and integrity during an intensely busy time,” said Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson. “Our primary election is rapidly approaching and simultaneously there have been multiple citizen petitions with tight timelines.”

The petition signatures…

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