The Daily Mash-Up

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 This Week's Paper
Pierce County Council chooses leadership, committees for 2017

The seven-member Pierce County Council has elected its leadership and made assignments on Council committees and other boards and commissions.

In last week’s Council meeting, Pierce County Councilmember Doug Richardson was re-elected Council chair. Councilmember Rick Talbert is vice-chair and Councilmember Dan Roach is serving as executive pro-tempore. The chair presides at all regular Council meetings, while the vice-chair presides in the absence of the chair. The executive pro tempore is a councilmember selected to perform some of the County Executive's duties in the event of the… Read More

Emergency Food Network announces new deputy director

Emergency Food Network has announced that Michelle Douglas is the regional food bank's new deputy director.

Douglas brings 16 years of leadership experience with her to the position. She most recently served as Executive Director at the Rainbow Center in Tacoma and also served as Operations Manager at the Center for Dialogue and Resolution.

In addition to her leadership experience, Douglas also has an extensive background in the food industry, including catering, hospitality, and service. Her longtime desire to provide food for people and her commitment to making a… Read More

Police prepare to release standards of professional expectations

In continued support of the White House's Police Data Initiative, the Tacoma Police Department is preparing to release policies on the City of Tacoma’s open data portal, TacomaData, that ensure the department's personnel are aware of the actions and attitudes expected of them.  The policies, which serve as the department’s Canon of Ethics, will also provide the public with standards by which agency and individual performance can be measured.

"We maintain our commitment to the community we serve to increase levels of transparency… Read More

Most city operations to be closed Monday

Administrative offices in the Tacoma Municipal Building complex (747 Market St. and 733 Market St.) and in other City of Tacoma facilities will close Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.

The Tacoma Recovery and Transfer Center (3510 S. Mullen St.) will be open as normally scheduled, however, and customer pickups will not be affected. Information specific to a customer’s address can be found at

Police and fire personnel will be on duty as normally… Read More

‘Talks with TPD’ video series gives community, cops a way to build understanding

A new video series that supports the Tacoma Police Department's continued efforts to build trust, relationships and understanding between community members and Tacoma Police Department officers, "Talks With TPD" launches with a conversation between Tacoma Police Chief Don Ramsdell and Office of Equity and Human Rights Director Diane Powers. 

"Last October, in support of the City of Tacoma's commitment to raising levels of transparency and accountability across the organization, the Tacoma Police Department released its very first data sets on the City of Tacoma's open… Read More

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