The Daily Mash-Up

Friday, May 26, 2017 This Week's Paper
State Farm to hire more than 100 employees locally

State Farm plans to add more than 100 new employees in Tacoma and DuPont. The insurance company will host a career fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 6, at Tacoma Urban League, 2550 S. Yakima Ave.  

“We’re seeking applicants for full and part-time positions in claims,” said Brad Hilliard State Farm Spokesman. “This event is a great way to learn about what it means to work for State Farm and take the plunge into a new career.”

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Planning Commission seeks applicants

The Tacoma City Council is looking to fill three positions on the Planning Commission – the District No. 1 position, the Development Community position, and the Public Transportation position. Applicants seeking the District No. 1 position must reside in that district. Those seeking the other two positions must also be residents of Tacoma and preferably have some experience and knowledge in the respective fields of expertise.

The Planning Commission develops and updates the Comprehensive Plan and its elements; formulates effective and efficient land use and development regulations… Read More

Puyallup Avenue Corridor Design Public Meeting set for June 5

The City of Tacoma is holding a public meeting to share proposed concepts for corridor improvements along Puyallup Avenue on Monday, June 5, from 5 –7 p.m. at Summit Olympus Public School, 409 Puyallup Ave.  A short presentation describing the proposed concepts will be provided at 5:30 p.m.

Residents are invited to attend and give comment on proposed conceptual design for corridor improvements along Puyallup Avenue from Portland Avenue to South C Street.  This project is meant to enhance the experience along the corridor for pedestrians, cyclists, drivers and transit… Read More

Possible changes to sick leave rules coming

In November 2016, voters approved Washington State Initiative 1433, changing statewide employment standards by increasing state minimum wage and adding paid sick leave. Tacoma’s minimum wage will not be impacted until at least 2019; however, amendments to Tacoma Municipal Code (TMC) Chapter 18.10 “Paid Leave” will be considered this year to align city code with the state’s paid sick leave law. 

On May 31, city staff will be providing information to the City Council Government Performance and Finance Committee on proposed amendments. The meeting agenda and associated materials… Read More

Tacoma Water designated ‘Landowner of the Year’

Protecting the Green River Watershed to provide customers with safe, reliable water serves as a key responsibility for Tacoma Water. The role includes everything from protecting lands by controlling and securing access to creating habitat for fish and wildlife to protecting nest sites for sensitive species to jointly managing approved and permitted hunts.

Those actions, along with many other habitat and species protection activities, earned the utility the Citizen Award - Landowner of the Year from the Washington State Department of Wildlife (WDFW).

The state agency recognized… Read More

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