Property tax due date extended to June 1

County Assessor-Treasurer extends property tax due date to June 1 PIERCE COUNTY — Citing the financial impact of the COVID-19 virus on Pierce County residents, Assessor-Treasurer Mike Lonergan, in coordination with the County Finance Director, has extended the due date for first-half property tax payments to June 1, 2020.  Interest charges will not be assessed…

843% Unemployment insurance application increase over last week

OLYMPIA – During the week of March 15-21, 133,464 new claims for unemployment benefits were filed with the Employment Security Department (ESD) which was an increase of 119,310 new claims over the previous week. Tremendous increase in new unemployment claims due to COVID-19 related layoffs “This data shows the enormity of the situation unfolding in…

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…

Owner Will Maintain? Make sure your sign is up!

Annual county roadside herbicide applications start March 23 Pierce County roadsides will get an annual makeover this spring and summer. An initial application of herbicides to combat weeds along road shoulders will start March 23 and continue through June. Targeted noxious weeds and brush control applications will occur through the end of November as needed….

How to be a local delegate to select a Presidential candidate

How do you actually choose a Presidential candidate? Aside from the fact that the two main political may change some of the process due to the virus restrictions currently in place, there is a process for each party to select their candidate for the general election for President of the United States. If you are…

Meridian Avenue East sewer project underway March 23 to mid-July

PIERCE COUNTY — A project to extend sewer facilities under Meridian Avenue East (State Route 161) at several South Hill intersections will begin March 23. The work is expected to be complete by mid-July. Work will be done at the highway’s intersections with 146th Street East, 147th Street East, 149th Street East and 158th Street…

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…

2020 Census begins March 12

By April 1, 2020, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. You will have three options for responding: Online. By phone. By mail. March 12-20, households will begin receiving official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census. If you live in the following locations,…

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…

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…