The Daily Mash-Up

Thursday, January 19, 2017 This Week's Paper
City accepting applications for Citizen Police Advisory Committee

The Tacoma City Council is looking to fill four positions on the Citizen Police Advisory Committee, consisting of one at-large position, one youth position, and one position each for residents of City Council Districts 1 and 5.

The Committee is an advisory panel to the City Council as it pertains to Tacoma Police Department policy. Members are responsible for conducting policy review; reviewing trends in complaint investigation and statistical reports; and engaging in community outreach. Members are recommended by the Community Vitality and Safety Committee and appointed by the City Council.… Read More

Mount Rainier Lahar Warning System receives first phase of enhancements

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has identified Mount Rainier as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world, and Pierce County is taking steps to improve the warning system to keep residents safe.

Lahars (volcanic mudflows), are the primary hazard during eruptions of Mount Rainier. They are formed by the melting of snow and ice during eruptions and from large landslides.

Pierce County Department of Emergency Management (PCDEM), in partnership with the USGS, has completed the first phase of a multi-phase plan to upgrade and expand equipment for the Mount Rainier… Read More

Community Art Projects Funded by the Tacoma Arts Commission

The Tacoma Arts Commission recently awarded $50,000 in Arts Projects funding to 19 Tacoma organizations in support of 2017 public outreach projects in the fields of theater, visual, dance, music, literary, film, cross-disciplinary, and cultural arts. The awards range in value from $1,000 to $4,500.

"We were blown away by the diverse group of community and arts organizations, several of whom were first-time applicants," said Tacoma Arts Commission Chair Mike Sweney. "This is a strong indicator that the arts are thriving in Tacoma. We're pleased and honored to be able to… Read More

Fire Safety for the New Year

The holidays are a time for families and friends to get together. But that also means a greater risk for fire. Whether you are getting ready to do some holiday entertaining at home or headed out to a party to ring in the New Year, State Fire Marshal, Charles Duffy, suggests following these simple tips to ensure a celebration that is both festive and fire-safe.

House parties
Test your smoke alarms and tell guests about your home fire escape plan.
Keep children and pets away from lit candles.
Keep matches and lighters up high in a locked cabinet.
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Applications Due Jan. 6 for At-Large Position No. 6 on Tacoma City Council

The City of Tacoma is accepting applications through Jan. 6, at 3 p.m. for At-Large Position No. 6 on the Tacoma City Council. Citizens seeking appointment to the City Council must be qualified electors and City residents for two years immediately preceding the time of appointment.

The City Council is responsible for enacting all legislation, developing policies and making general decisions for governing the City of Tacoma. City Council duties include adopting and amending City laws, approving the budget, establishing City policies and standards, approving contracts and agreements, and… Read More

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