Rent Control Debate at PLU Oct. 1

Pacific Lutheran University’s 2019 Ruth Anderson Public Debate: Should Tacoma Institute Rent Control? TACOMA, Wash—Rents are rising in Tacoma and surrounding areas, becoming increasingly unaffordable for vulnerable populations and the middle class. Pacific Lutheran University’s Ruth Anderson Public Debate will examine the growing cost of housing in Tacoma and whether a policy for rent control…

County Council launching biennial budget process

The Pierce County Council has begun the process for consideration, review and approval of the 2020-21 biennial budget. The Council will be holding a series of budget retreats and Committee of the Whole (COW) meetings to review the proposed budget and department budget presentations.  The schedule is as follows: Council Budget Retreats: Wednesday, Oct. 2…

Oct. 1 County Council 6pm in Summit

In-district Council meeting to focus on community engagement The Pierce County Council will hold an in-district Council meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 1, at the Mid-County Community Center, 10205 44th Ave. E. in Tacoma. This in-district meeting will be chaired by Councilmember Marty Campbell, District 5 and will focus on community engagement. Each member of…

Nisqually Community Forest Barbecue and Public Meeting on October 13

NISQUALLY LAND TRUST — The Nisqually Community Forest will host a free barbecue for the public from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 13, at Wellspring Spa in Ashford. Wellspring is located at 54922 Kernahan Road East, near the main entrance to Mount Rainier National Park and just off State Route 706. The meeting is open…

Parks, Recreation & Open Space plan input sought

PIERCE COUNTY — You are invited to learn about updates to the Pierce County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan through an online open house. The Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan is updated about every six years. The plan provides the long-term plan for parks, trails, open space, and recreation programs offered by Pierce County….

Bethel ABC Day – October 5, 2019

All Bethel Community Day (ABC Day) is fast approaching. This annual event has grown steadily over the years into a huge blockbuster in South Pierce County. Characters like Blitz from the Seahawks and the Mariner Moose have made showings in past years. Carriages rides, helicopters and even the double decker Seahawks Party Bus have visited…

Volunteers needed for the Exceptional Families Network

Exceptional Families Network is a Washington nonprofit organization working with families who have children with special needs. We support, educate, and empower exceptional families and our community to create an inclusive environment for all. We are seeking volunteers to assist us in making our events successful. Some ongoing events are: Monthly Support Group Meetings Dare…

JBLM hosts 6th annual Career Summit Sept. 24-25

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — Joint Base Lewis-McChord will host the sixth annual Career Summit beginning with a Military Spouse Employment Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. September 24. The symposium will be followed by a networking event for service members, military spouses and veterans from 5 to 7 p.m. Both events will take…

Canyon Road north extension update

Want to know more about what projects are planned for canyon road? Then be sure to attend the next Summit-Waller Community Association board meeting! Tuesday, September 3rd, 7:00pm @ Mid-County Community Center, 10205 44th Avenue East (behind Central Avenue Elementary) In addition to our regular board meeting agenda, we will have representatives from the Pierce…