Legislative Priorities for Pierce County

Proposed Resolution No. R2020-116 Title: A Resolution of the Pierce County Council Adopting the Pierce County Washington State Legislative Priorities 2021. (2021 State Legislative Priorities) The Pierce County Council in its November 17, 2020, 3:00 p.m. regular meeting will adopt its legislative priorities for the 2021 meeting of the legislature. The Post thought you would find…

Eat, Save, Help the economy

Pierce County has teamed up with local restaurants to help the economy with some funds from the CARES Act. You can eat or take out from any of the participating restaurants and save 30%. They get reimbursed 50% from Pierce County, making up for the difference with a little bonus. The link to the Pierce…

County Six Year Transportation Improvement Program

Pierce County, Washington, Proposed Ordinance 2020-108 Title: An Ordinance of the Pierce County Council Adopting the 2021-2026 Transportation Improvement Program and 2021-2034 Fourteen-Year Ferry Program, Pursuant to Revised Code of Washington Sections 36.81.121, 36.81.122, 36.81.130, and 36.54.015, and Washington Administrative Code 136, Chapters 15 and 16; Finding that Each Project Contained in the Plan is a…

BRT Update – Pacific Avenue

PIRECE TRANSIT — Latest Developments on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project on Pacific Avenue (SR7). We are approaching 60% project design. This milestone allows us to apply for remaining funds needed from the Federal Transit Administration. Current project timelines have the project starting in early 2022 with service in 2024. The shelter design was…

Clover Creek gone dry?

[At this writing, another portion of Clover Creek, near the Brookdale Golf Course development has gone dry. The following information was supplied from Cindy Beckett, a Certified Watershed Steward.]* * * * * * * * * * The fight is just beginning on the Brookdale Golf Course disaster.  Already the Clover Creek stretch starting…

Local Rotarians to help Pierce County elections

The Nov. 3 General Election promises a historic level of voter turnout. While many voters are returning ballots early, Pierce County Elections anticipates a high volume of traffic at its 47 ballot drop boxes on Election Day. “So far, 73% of ballots are being returned through ballot drop boxes, while only 27% of voters are…

Halloween World 2020

By Marianne Lincoln Driving around Parkland, Spanaway and Frederickson on the eve of Halloween, it doesn’t seem like very many residents are into the “spirit” this year. As I looked deeper, there are still “die” hard fans of the holiday dotted around the neighborhoods. It was a windy day, some air filled characters seemed to…

Back to back weekend closures at I-5/Thorne Lane interchange in Lakewood

[Editor Note: You will not be able to use Thorne Lan to go southbound on I-5 until Spring 2021. You will have to go Northbound to Gravelley Lake, Exit and return Southbound.] Travelers who use the Interstate 5/Thorne Lane interchange in Lakewood will want to plan extra time into their trips or reschedule discretionary travel…

Outtakes from our community plan

The Parkland-Spanaway-Midland Community is one of four being gutted and redesigned by the county planners with their cadre of business owners and real estate advisors whom they have surveyed for ideas. Instead of the product of our community board from 1997, the county has changed much of the visioning of what it would take to…

Craft Fair at Marymount Oct. 25

LeMay Craft Fair Sunday, October 25, 2020, 10 AM to 4 PM. Come shop Homemade Crafts, Direct Sales Companies, see classic cars, and much much more. There is no fee for attending the craft show and only $10 for a museum tour. LeMay Family Collection | 325 152ND ST E Parkland WA 984, Tacoma, WA…

Spread love, not the flu this year

PIERCE COUNTY — Flu season is here and getting a flu shot may be the single most important thing Pierce County residents can do to protect themselves, their families and the community.  That’s why Pierce County has launched the Spread Love, Not the Flu campaign, and findyourflushot.com, which makes finding the closest provider as easy…