Council approves emergency ordinances related to COVID-19 Measures provide economic relief to residents and small businesses

PIERCE COUNTY –  The Council passed Urgency Ordinance No. 2020-43 to declare an emergency and establish a loan program for small businesses.  Under certain qualifying circumstances, businesses may apply for zero-interest, twelve-month loans at $2,000 per employee, with a total amount per employer not to exceed $10,000. The loan fund will be administered by the Pierce…

FREE MEALS AVAILABLE AT 10 BETHEL SCHOOLS

Este mensaje en español From BETHEL SCHOOLS — Starting Tuesday, March 17, free meals will be available to ANYONE ages 1-18 through the end of the statewide school closure. These “grab and go” meals will include both lunch and breakfast for the following morning. We’ll be utilizing “curbside pick-up” to maintain social distancing, so you…

Planning Commission makes final recommendations on updates to four community plans

PIERCE COUNTY — The Pierce County Planning Commission made its final recommendations on updates to the Frederickson, Mid-County, Parkland-Spanaway-Midland and South Hill community plans March 10 and 12. Community plans provide direction on how growth and development will occur. The plans address topics such as zoning, transportation, the look and feel of the community, and…

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…

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….

Bethel Director District 4 – Open for Applicants

Bethel School Board member Amy Pivetta Hoffman of Director District 4, has resigned her post. This leaves and opening for a new Bethel School Board member. You must reside in District 4 to be eligible. Anyone residing in District 4 may apply for appointment to the board. A map is included in the application packet….

Frederickson’s population has tripled in 25 years

[Item taken from the Pierce County Frederickson Community Plan webpage.] [Editor Note: Frederickson has a LUAC meeting on January 27, 2020 at 7 p.m. in the Bethel Learning Center – this is a MUST read for anyone in the Bethel School District area. It includes a county incorporation push paragraph!] PIERCE COUNTY — Frederickson’s population…

Planning Commission meetings on community plan updates

The Pierce County Planning Commission has scheduled eight additional meetings on the Frederickson, Mid-County, Parkland-Spanaway-Midland and South Hill community plan updates in early 2020. The commission is scheduled to make its final recommendations on the updates in March. Community plans provide direction on how growth and development will occur. The plans address topics such as…

New Rotary Chapter Forming – Jan. 25

The local Rotary Club is forming a new chapter for Graham Frederickson and Eatonville. GFE Rotary will help local businesses address issues facing their business and others and help them support their surrounding communities. The event will be held at Frontier Park Lodge, Saturday, January 25, starting at 6 pm. The cost is $15 for…

County Proposing to Suspend Centers and Corridors Revisions

PIERCE COUNTY – The Pierce County Council is backing off the Centers and Corridors Proposal. A Special Rules and Operations Committee and final Council hearings on Proposal No. R2020-6 will be held January 21 in committee and January 28 in front of the full Council for a final vote. R2020-6 is a Resolution of the…