The Daily Mash-Up

Thursday, December 08, 2016 This Week's Paper
City’s support center expands, relocates

The City of Tacoma’s Customer Support Center – which provides a “one-stop shop” for city services, and offers a concierge feel in the way of reception, face-to-face interaction, 311 telephone support, online resources and mobile app connectivity – is relocating to a larger space on the second floor of the Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market St., Room 220.

As part of continued efforts to further the “one-stop shop” experience, the City's Tax and License Office is also relocating to the new Customer Support Center location. Both moves are scheduled to take place in December.… Read More

More Schuster Slope Landscape work begins in December

The City of Tacoma’s Environmental Services Department is teaming up with Puget SoundCorps to remove English ivy, Himalayan blackberry and other species of invasive vines from two sections of Schuster Slope. Work on this project is starting in December and is expected to run through the winter. This is the second round of restoration work the city is implementing as part of the Schuster Slope Landscape Management Plan.
 
After the initial removal of invasive plants, materials will be installed over the slope to reduce erosion on the steep portions of the site. Native trees,… Read More

City set to finalize 2017-2018 budget

The City Council will hold its second reading of Ordinance 28399 tonight, adopting the City of Tacoma's 2017-2018 Biennial Budget.

The 2017-2018 Biennial Budget totals approximately $3.25 billion, of which $461 million is the General Fund. Through prudent financial management, use of recurring revenues to fund recurring expenditures, and targeted reductions, the 2017-2018 Biennial Budget is balanced and allows the City to maintain current levels of service while enhancing public safety, addressing deferred maintenance and infrastructure needs, and expanding key services for the City and… Read More

Keep the kids busy this winter break with Eco Explorers Camp

Unplug your child this winter and let them experience winter break the way it used to be – at Eco Explorers Camp – a great outdoor adventure designed to lead to a deeper understanding of some of Pierce County’s oldest natural treasures; Spanaway Lake Park, Bresemann Forest and Sprinker Recreation Center.

Kids ages 8 to 12 will accompany environmental educators at Sprinker Recreation Center for three fun-filled days, Dec. 20-22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., where art, science, and nature all collide. Each day will be centered with cooperative play, team building challenges, science investigations,… Read More

USDA provides top five Thanksgiving food safety tips

Millions of Americans will gather family and friends around the dinner table this week to give thanks for all they have. But for those preparing the meal, it can be a stressful time. Not to mention, for many it is the largest meal they have cooked all year, leaving plenty of room for mistakes that could cause foodborne illness.

“Unsafe handling and undercooking of food can lead to serious foodborne illness,” said Al Almanza, Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). “Turkeys may contain Salmonella and Campylobacter, harmful pathogens that… Read More

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