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Community Murals: Seeking Local Artists!

Tacoma Mural Collage

The City of Tacoma is dedicated to improving the beauty of our city while providing local artists with a way to showcase their work. There are several mural options for artists, from location to subject matter. Whether you are a community group looking to beautify an area or an artist looking to produce a mural, check out the artists page on ... Read More »

Residential Rain Garden Program


Has “install a rain garden” been on your To-Do list for awhile now? Well, now is the perfect time to act! The City is promoting rain gardens by offering free soil testing, technical assistance and even rebates up to $2,000 for installation. If installing a rain garden isn’t something you’ve considered before, we encourage you to visit the City’s website ... Read More »

Tacoma First: Helping Citizens Improve Their Neighborhoods


Have you had a chance to check out the new City of Tacoma website? We’re excited to announce that there’s a brand new component to the site— a new customer service section, Tacoma First! This one-stop page offers a place where residents can go to get their questions and problems solved. We are dedicated to making it significantly easier for citizens ... Read More »

Improving Our Community One Sidewalk & Crosswalk at a Time

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Over the next year and a half, the City of Tacoma will be investing $2.5 million to improve sidewalks, crosswalks and other pedestrian areas in every neighborhood. You can make a difference! Help the City identify which areas need the most attention by attending a community meeting. Take a look at the Crosswalk Forum schedule. We hope to see you there! Read More »

Filing Taxes

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Filing Taxes Tax season is here! Do you need help filing your income taxes? South Sound Outreach is available to help you file on-time, provide expert advice for free, and ensure that you claim the earned income tax credit if you apply. Learn more about South Sound Outreach on their website, and remember, taxes are due on April 15th! Read More »

I’m Supporting Proposition 1: Fix Tacoma Streets

Prop 1

I’m supporting Proposition 1 – Fix Tacoma Streets in a big way for the following reasons: Everywhere I go, I hear from neighbors, business owners and visitors: When are we going to fix our streets in Tacoma? The condition of our streets is a top issue for most residents in Tacoma and has been for a long time. Finally, we ... Read More »

Cheney Stadium Sustainable Storm Water Project: Breaking Ground

Cheney Stadium Sustainable Storm Water Project

On Labor Day, I had the honor of breaking ground on the Cheney Stadium Sustainable Storm Water Project. The result of this project will collect 95% of the polluted rainwater from the Cheney Stadium parking lots and filter it naturally, protect the waters draining into the Puget Sound, plant 250 trees around the stadium and improve the pedestrian access into ... Read More »

Join us for the Prop. 1 Finance Kick-Off: Fix Tacoma Streets! [View Invitation]

Prop 1

Click here to view: Fix Tacoma Streets – Invitation   Interested in donating to Prop. 1? Send a check to “Fix Tacoma Streets” at 1106 South Yakima, Tacoma, WA 98405 or join us at our Campaign Kick Off! When: 7:30 – 9:00 AM, Thursday, September 19th Where: The Hub Event Space 203 Tacoma Avenue South Tacoma, WA 98402 RSVP: Dillon Gilbert, 253-970-9177, To learn more ... Read More »

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