Deadline for Clover Creek stormwater presentations

8/31 deadline for Presentation Proposals on the topic of Stormwater in the Chambers-Clover Creek Watershed Final Notice: The Chambers Clover Creek Watershed Council invites individuals with knowledge or expertise on the topic of Stormwater to submit a short topic abstract to be considered for the annual Chambers-Clover Creek Watershed Issues Forum, scheduled for the late…

BRT – Bus Rapid Transit virtual public meeting August 27

Join our virtual public meeting! Interested in the learning the latest about the Pierce Transit Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project? Join us online for a project update and an opportunity to interact directly with the project team! We hope you can join us virtually via Zoom on August 27, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m….

Our local Suffrage Centennial Aug. 26

There is a National Historic site in Parkland of which not many are aware. No, not the Oregon Trail marker at the former Brookdale Golf Course, although that is significant too. The historic designation is at is the former home of Emma Smith DeVoe at 133rd and B Street East. Born in Illinois, Mrs. DeVoe…

Final Environmental Impact Statement released

From Pierce County: The draft updates have progressed through public open houses, land use advisory commission meetings and the Planning Commission’s final recommendations to the County Council. Due to COVID-19 and the Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, the council’s consideration process has been postponed. Final Environmental Impact Statement released Part of the update process…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…