Resolution No. 38991 A resolution setting Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at approximately 5:30 p.m., as the date for a public hearing by the City Council on the draft North Downtown Subarea Plan and proposed amendments to the Municipal Code Chapter 13.06A, Downtown Tacoma.
The development company that bought the former Union Avenue Elks Lodge property where the Tacoma Walmart now stands is suing the City of Tacoma for delays in the permitting process.
According to the Business Examiner, Allenmore Medical Investors LLC is suing the City of Tacoma, as well as
There's some news out today that is a little disturbing to some people on a few levels. It appears that Tacoma Police Department has technology that allows it to collect cell phone information on the public. They've had it for several years, and have been keeping it up to date with the latest cell
We weren't fortunate enough to see the dolphins that visited the waters off Point Defiance over the weekend, but someone was, and they caught a video of it.
It's not often that these creatures make an appearance so close to Tacoma, and when they do, it's always special.
Tacoma's Safe Streets program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
Begun in 1989 as a response to violence and gang activity in Tacoma's neighborhoods, Safe Streets was a call for collective action. The response to that call came from 125 neighborhood groups over the last quarter century,
We wrote last December that McMenamins would be indefinitely delaying its Tacoma Elks Lodge project to focus on a Bothell project. Due to the way development agreements were set up differently in the two cities, McMenamins would be focusing on the Anderson School project in Bothell before turning
Tacoma's Poet Laureate, Lucas Smiraldo, wants to hear your poetry, and to share it with others. Smiraldo is collecting poetry by Tacomans about Tacoma for his new Laureate Listening Project, funded by a Greater Tacoma Community Foundation Spark Grant.
He will record Tacomans reading their poetry,
Park(ing) Day is an annual event that asks you to reimagine the possibilities that lie in the boundaries of an ordinary parking spot. Downtown On the Go has been hosting our local Park(ing) Day in downtown Tacoma for several years, but it's only one of many across the country and around the world.
Every Other Week Garbage Collection
At this week's study session Council will hear the final report on the implementation of the every-other-week garbage pick up program, which rolled out last year. The report will include data on customer "right-sizing" (adjusting can size to fit household
As we watch all the pictures and details of the damage coming out of the Napa earthquake over the weekend, it's clear that the cleanup is going to be pretty costly. CNN Money has an interesting list of the top 10 most expensive past earthquakes in the U.S., in terms of damage to homes and other
The City of Tacoma is working to develop regulations to cover both traditional taxi companies and new rideshare businesses like Uber and Lyft.
At its meeting this Wednesday the City Council's Government Performance and Accountability Committee heard from City staff on progress so far to craft
Tacoma, the drones are coming for you... and for now at least it seems like they're here to make you look pretty good.
A new video on the internets shows off a very picturesque Tacoma (and other parts of Washington) from above. It was filmed by Just 2 Guys Creative, the team that put together a
Conversations about so-called "smart cities" focus on the potential for technology to revolutionize life in our urban centers, but often ignore questions of equity and access.
A recent piece from a British author asks another question, though; what if we reframe the idea of "smart" cities to think
A new garden event is coming to Tacoma this fall from Metro Parks. In the tradition of the Point Defiance Flower and Garden Show, the new Fall Garden Festival will celebrate and inspire local farmers, gardeners, and anyone who's thinking about getting in to gardening.
The Fall Garden Festival at
Peoples Pool in Tacoma's Hilltop neighborhood is getting a makeover. Makeover might actually not be a strong enough word for the improvements coming to the Metro Parks facility at 9th and MLK.
The Peoples Community Center was known as Malcolm X Center until it got a name change in 1978 ...
Mayor Strickland, Councilmember Thoms, and other public figures are asking the public to help lobby to keep reductions at Joint Base Lewis-McChord to a minimum in upcoming military cuts. Last week the Mayor issued a request for public involvement, which Thoms echoed at last night's City Council
Resolution No. 38987 A resolution authorizing the execution of an Interlocal Agreement with the Port of Tacoma to clarify the rights and responsibilities of the City and the Port relating to jointly-owned real property commonly referred to as Julia’s Gulch located in
A little less than a year out, and the 2015 US Open at Chambers Bay is already starting to sell out.
Individual tickets for Saturday and Sunday - the final competition days of the big event - are sold out. Apparently that's an earlier date than usual for the US Open.
There are still a few ways
For too long the old Baywatch apartments sat empty at the corner of 7th and Fawcett. But soon the nearly 100 year-old apartment building will again be home to residents.
MDC, a long-time Tacoma nonprofit focused on addressing root causes of poverty, has spent the last year, and $4.1
Over the weekend the McKinley neighborhood held its first street fair in several years. There was a great turnout, with perfect street fair weather and lots of family fun.
We also heard that Tacoma's SWAT team turned out - mostly via several lively conversations on various social networks. To say