Planning Commission February 25

PLANNING COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING PIERCE COUNTY — Date/Time: February 25, 2020 at 9:30 am Place: Pierce County Annex, Public Hearing Rm.-2401 S 35th St, Tacoma, WA At their regular meeting, the Planning Commission will review and discuss preliminary findings of the housing market study that provides a realistic estimate of additional housing growth related to the Centers and…

Spanaway’s net property tax change

Last year our editor put together a comprehensive list of tax rates for Spanaway. Once the 2020 tax changes were in, we combined the two lists. If you live in an area with Unincorporated Spanaway, Bethel School District and Central Pierce Fire & Rescue, this is a table of what happened between 2019 and 2020.

Fire Training at house on new Bethel High site

Graham Fire and Rescue has been training at the home at 23009 70th Ave E., Graham, WA 98338. It is conveniently across the street from the fire station on 70th Avenue. This is a house that needs to be removed from Bethel School District owned property before the new bond-funded Bethel High School can be built. Graham Fire…

Pierce County hosts job fair and career guidance event, Feb. 28

Looking for a new job or career change? Job seekers will have an opportunity to connect with hiring county departments and partnering organizations Friday, Feb. 28. Pierce County’s Job Fair & Career Guidance event will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. at Sprinker Recreation Center, 14824 C St. S. in Tacoma. Whether hoping to…

OPEN! South End Ace Hardware

SPANAWAY — Today marks the official re-opening of the South End Ace Hardware Store. Loved by many local Spanaway area residents for more than 70 years, the store closed last year after a February snow storm collapsed the roof. Today, February 12, 2020, the store has re-opened. And in a surprise move, the hardware was…

BRT Update (Route #1 Pierce Transit)

Dear Community Member, Pierce Transit Bus Rapid Transit Project Update Pierce Transit continues to move forward with the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project, and we want to connect with you to share the latest technical update. What is Pierce Transit BRT? Pierce Transit BRT is a new transportation option we are planning that will provide…

Grand Re-Opening Ace South End Hardware Wednesday, Feb. 12

SPANAWAY, WA — My car steered itself into the parking lot at South End (Ace) Hardware this morning. There was owner, Brian Stead, cleaning the parking lot with a leaf blower. Of course, after a cheery hello, I asked him when the favorite hardware store in Spanaway would reopen. His answer was 8 a.m., Wednesday,…

Food Prosperity Open House in Yelm Feb. 8

Food Prosperity Central event Saturday February 8th, 10am to 4pm, Yelm Community Center, 16530 103rd Ave SE, Yelm, WA 98597. Admission is free. Bee Forever will be participating as a vendor, which means you can stock up with their delicious local honey, C60Star oils and soaps. They will also be part of the educational program…

Property taxes and growing pains

Opinion: Marianne Lincoln, Editor Growing pains? Prosperity attracts people. People create need for more housing. More housing creates a need for more roads, buses, fire protection, policing, parks, libraries, sewer extensions, and more. The people that say, “If you build they will come,” are completely missing the boat. Frederickson was barely a few houses surrounded…

Planning Commission reviews C&C

The Pierce County Planning Commission, a body of appointed citizens, is reviewing the Centers and Corridors Comprehensive Plan Changes the County Planning and Land Services has been proposing for the area from 112th Street to 176th Street and Meridian to Pacific Avenue. This is one of several steps through to approval or denial by the…

WRITE to your County Council

3 p.m. in the afternoon on Tuesdays is the regular meeting time of the Pierce County Council. Most of us at working at that time of day or are stuck in traffic and cannot be in downtown Tacoma a the Council Office even when we seriously want to complain about an action they are taking….