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FINAL READING OF ORDINANCES
Ordinance No. 28326 An ordinance amending Chapter 13.06 of the Municipal Code, relating to Zoning, to reclassify approximately a 1.85 acre area on Pacific Avenue currently zoned “T” Transitional District to “C-2” General Community Commercial District, toRead more
The City of Tacoma is working on plans for how it will cope with climate change. The City is in the process of assessing potential impacts of climate change on both Tacoma's natural and built environment, and its citizens, and outlining actions that can be taken to mitigate those impacts.
Tacoma Mall Neighborhood Subarea Plan
Work is currently underway to develop a subarea plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the 601-acre Tacoma Mall area, similar to plans developed in recent years for the North and South Downtown and Hilltop subareas. These plans will guide development forRead more
Last November Pierce County voters told the County they didn't support a proposal that would have consolidated many of the Coutny's offices and services under one new roof on the site of the old Puget Sound Hospital building at South 36th and Pacific. That was an advisory vote, so it wasn'tRead more
It was a pretty brief and uneventful meeting this week. No public comment. Very little council action.
FINAL READING OF ORDINANCES
Ordinance No. 28325 An ordinance vacating approximately 95,060 square feet of undeveloped and sloped property of several street and alley right-of-wayRead more
This week’s council representation on the dais was small at just five council members – the bare minimum needed for quorum at a meeting. The other four; Mayor Strickland, Deputy Mayor Mello, and council members Blocker and Woodards; were absent to represent Tacoma at the National League of CitiesRead more
A resolution on this week's council meeting agenda lists 24 Public Works and Environmental Services projects. The projects on the list would be designated as special projects of limited duration, allowing the relevant City departments to devote needed staffing to them. TheRead more
The City of Tacoma is offering developers another chance at building a transit-oriented development adjacent to the Tacoma Dome park and ride. The City and Pierce Transit (the property owner) would like to see a "high density commuter housing project" built on the site.
If this sounds familiar,Read more
80s Invasion takes the music of the ‘80s very seriously. This is the music we listened to on our original Sony Walkmen, the bands whose names we stenciled on our pee-chees, jeans, Nikes, and in some cases, all over town. When MTV first came around, these were the bands whose videos we watched allRead more
“Jazz is the only purely American music and the one genre that has embraced elements of all musical forms. This is why it is always exciting to find young artists who push the boundaries to create their own unique style, and Kareem Kandi is one musician who does just that.“ The Weekly Volcano ARead more
Igor Yuzov was born in Germany, raised in Ukraine and studied in Russia. He grew up in the former Soviet Union, where folk music was the norm and rock’n'roll was illegal. A rebellious streak, however, led him to seek out the forbidden music. As soon as it became possible, Igor left Russia forRead more
Pierce Transit, in partnership with the City of Tacoma,Point Ruston, Metro Parks Tacoma, South Sound Together, Port of Tacoma and Travel Tacoma, is pleased to announce Pierce Transit’s Downtown to Defiance trolley service available from June 2 through Sept. 3, 2017. The Official launch takesRead more
We’ll be screening an amazing documentary, Embrace: One Woman’s Journey to Embrace EveryBODY, on Friday, June 2nd. This is a free event and for women only. No children please, but young women 13+ years of age are welcome and encouraged to attend. We’ll watch the movie and then anyone who wishesRead more
Tony and the Bologna Ponies opening for The High Rollers, with their tight vocals, sizzling brass, rhythm section and dance hits from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s!$7 coverRead more
We like Tacoma, and we like stories about its history - the quirkier, the better - so a newly revamped Tacoma History website is a great place for us to spend some time when current events get to be just a bit too much.
Posted by local historian Michael Sullivan, each story features some episode of Tacoma's past - big and small - told in word and picture.
Sullivan recounts public episodes like the story behind the 40-foot red neon pegasus (complete with animated gold lightning bolts) that once graced the top of Tacoma's tallest building. He also tells more personal stories, like the one of an Oregon woman who followed her Army boyfriend to Tacoma, where she robbed a theater for the money to follow him on to Alaska. and of course, we get the history of that long-gone theater, too.
It's fun to dip into a story or two, and get a snapshot of moments in Tacoma's history -Read more at Tacoma History
Tacoma City Council Member Keith Blocker took his place representing the people of Tacoma's Ditrict 3 in January.
To communicate with members of his district and others, Council Member Blocker will be publishing a regular e-newsletter focusing on issues relevant to his constituents. This month's edition includes a look at the Safe Routes to School program, as well as a feature on a "youth of the month," and tidbits on a short list of "District 3's Top 3" individuals and organizations. And there's a good list of ways for Tacoma residents to get involved with their city.
If you're a resident of District 3, or if you just like to keep an eye on what's going on, it's worth a read. If you want to keep up with the newsletter, you can sign up to receive it in your inbox, or just read it online.Read more at City of Tacoma
Today we find ourselves thinking about the legendary distance runner Steve Prefontaine, who should have turned 65 this week, and enjoying re-reading a 2015 TNT article about Tacoma's (multiple) Prefontaine connections.
You may know that the 1997 movie about his life was filmed, in part, here in Tacoma, on the track and around the campus at UPS. Fewer people know that Pre visited Tacoma back in 1974, just months before the car crash that cut his life short at age 24. While here, he ran with the locals, visited a few (pretty divey sounding) bars, and said of Point Defiance, "This is the most beautiful place I’ve ever run. You don’t know what you have here.”
Tacoma today has a pretty special running community. We'd like to think that if Pre was around, he would still enjoy running here.Read more at The News Tribune
We're down to the wire, and it's time to cast those votes! If you haven't done so already, grab your ballot, your pen, and your voters' pamphlet, and get to work.
What's that you say? Your dog ate your voters' guide? Or maybe it disappeared into the pile of political mailers and other
junk mail? That's not going to get you off the hook - the Pierce County Auditor has you covered with an online version.
So make your choices, and get that ballot in the mail on November 2, or to a ballot dropbox no later than November 3. Find locations for those on the Auditor's website as well.
Happy voting!Read more at Pierce County Auditor
TACOMA, WA – Shoot The T is a photo contest created to showcase the beauty of Tacoma as well as promote art and creativity in the City of Destiny. The winning contestant is destined for a grandRead more
Museum of Glass to Join Association of Art Museum Directors’ Seventh Annual Celebration of Art Museum Day on May 18, 2016, with 2-for-1 Admission
Tacoma, Wash. — Museum of Glass (MOG) will offerRead more
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that the City of Tacoma has been selected to receive $200,000 in Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) grantRead more
Metro Parks officials on Friday reported that more than 60 drinking water sources throughout the park district recorded either no lead or minute levels well below public health limits.
Staff membersRead more