The Daily Mash-Up

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 This Week's Paper
Neighborhood Moment video series provides look at neighborhood councils

The City of Tacoma’s Media and Communications Office has partnered with its Community and Economic Development Department to create a new quarterly video series called “Neighborhood Moment” that highlights – in a dedicated fashion – each of Tacoma’s eight Neighborhood Councils. The “Neighborhood Moment” series launched today with episodes featuring the Eastside, New Tacoma, West End and South End.

“What ‘Neighborhood Moment’ supports is the Neighborhood Councils’ ongoing efforts to highlight the diversity of their respective community visions, goals and actions,”… Read More

Tacoma Introduces New Business Intelligence Tools

As part of its continued efforts to drive economic growth in Tacoma, the city has added two new business intelligence tools on its Community and Economic Development Department webpages, ZoomProspector and SizeUp. The added functionality precedes a broader overhaul of the Community and Economic Development Department’s web presence.   

ZoomProspector caters to the needs of site selectors and investors, providing robust, high-quality data that drills all the way down to the zip code level, as they assess possible locations. ZoomProspector helps site selectors and investors… Read More

Practice Sound-Healthy Behaviors During Puget Sound Starts Here Month

The City of Tacoma is teaming up with local organizations across the region to celebrate Puget Sound Starts Here month this May. A calendar of events offers activities to help residents experience the benefits of living near the Puget Sound and engaging in Sound-healthy behaviors. 

Local events in Tacoma include:

  • Ninth Annual Tacoma Bike Swap: Saturday April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at University of Puget Sound (North Union Avenue and North 14th Street). For more Bike Month activities, visit cityoftacoma.org/BikeMonth.
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Make a Splash grants available to protect waterways

The City of Tacoma’s Environmental Services Department is awarding Make a Splash grant rebates of up to $4,000 to anyone with a Tacoma project that will help protect surface water resources.

Make a Splash grants are designed for projects that have a strong stormwater pollution prevention message or provide a stormwater benefit. Submitted projects must meet at least one of the program goals of education, surface water protection, or habitat restoration. Grants are open to anyone considering a project within Tacoma city limits.

“This is the 14th year for the Make… Read More

More time for public to comment on Occidental Chemical cleanup

Additional time was just added to the public comment period for the Occidental Chemical cleanup site on Tacoma’s Hylebos Waterway. With an additional 60 days, people now have until June 26 to review and comment on potential cleanup options proposed for the contaminated site.

The Washington Department of Ecology extended the comment period on a draft feasibility study following a request on Tuesday from the Puyallup Tribe of Indians. This is the second extension to the comment period. Ecology earlier doubled the length of the comment period to 90 days after community groups asked… Read More

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