Central Pierce Proposition 1

You’re calling 911 because you have a medical emergency in your home. You live two blocks from the fire station, but it takes 20 minutes for the paramedics to arrive from a station 5 miles away. What happened? Chances are your local fire crew was tied up at another emergency call. That is happening about…

Centers and Corridors – building density

Pierce County’s middle county urban zoning proposal was initially called City of Pierce. When that rattled every community association in the area, they changed the name to Centers and Corridors. What hasn’t changed is the densities of development it is bringing with it. In addition to the density, there are other issues being created by…

County plans to change development regulations

EDITORIAL According to several people who are on Land Use Advisory Committees in Pierce County, there are new development regulations that have passed through the Planning Commission and the Hearings Examiner are are slated to be in front of the Pierce County Council for approval and adoption, possibly as early as January 2018. If you look…

Community leaders stress quality of life to County Executive

On May 26, 4 community leaders from Midland, Frederickson, Waller and Spanaway met with County Executive Bruce Dammeier and Dennis Hanberg, Director of Planning and Land Services (PALS) and Public Works. The message was simple, our quality of life matters, we need roads and other infrastructure if you build out the Centers and Corridors project,…

Support Puyallup and Franklin Pierce Schools

A quality educational environment is an essential pillar of a community’s character and quality of life.  Therefore, community support for its schools is critical. The Summit-Waller Community Association Board of Directors on behalf of our community membership encourages all voters to approve both levy propositions before the voters in the Puyallup and Franklin Pierce School…

School board honored as a school board of distinction for 4th consecutive year

FRANKLIN PIERCE — The Franklin Pierce School District Board of Directors — Cole Roberts (Chair), John Harstad (Vice Chair), Doug Carlson, Mary Sherman and Mark Baumgarten — has been recognized as a 2013 Washington State School Board of Distinction by the Washington State School Board Directors’ Association. This is the fourth consecutive year that Franklin Pierce…

Grant provides FP another resource officer

Pierce County Sheriff receives school resource officer grant, officer to serve Franklin Pierce Schools PARKLAND, WA — On Sept. 27, the Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) division announced that Pierce County Sheriff’s Dept. received a COPS hiring grant for $125,000. The grant award is in partnership with Franklin Pierce Schools. The grant…

What community do you live in?

PIERCE COUNTY, WA — Do you live in an unincorporated area of Pierce county? Chances are your US mail address does not accurately reflect the community in which you live. You may have a Puyallup, Spanaway or Graham address, but actually live in Frederickson. Half of the people in Spanaway have Tacoma addresses. Elk Plain…

Doug Carlson appointed to Franklin Pierce School Board

PARKLAND, WA — At the end of the meeting, following a late executive session, the Franklin Pierce School Board chose Doug Carlson, 47, the Pierce College Health Education Center Operations Manager to fill the vacant seat left by the resignation of Director Reva Palmer. Carlson has a wife and four chidren ages 19, 16, 14…

New student online registration begins August 7 at Franklin Pierce

FRANKLIN PIERCE SCHOOL DISTRICT — Beginning August 7, Franklin Pierce Schools will be offering online registration for all new students. Online registration forms can be completed at any time and submitted electronically to your neighborhood school. You may access these forms starting on August 7 by going to “New Student Registration” under the “Student &…