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Tacoma Charter Amendments: I am urging you to support the 12 Amendments

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Once every 10 years, the City reviews its local constitution called the City Charter. This is a basic governance document that spells out the powers reserved for the people. It also includes the job description and expectations for elected officials and certain staff functions at the City. A dedicated group of citizens from across the City reviewed the City Charter throughout the ... Read More »

Community Murals: Seeking Local Artists!

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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

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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

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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 »

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]

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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, FixTacomaStreets@gmail.com To learn more ... Read More »

Join us for the Celebrating Military Service Parade & Concert and Tacoma Maritime Fest

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Tacoma has some great events going on the last weekend of August— come out and enjoy the community. Join us for the first annual Celebrating Military Service Parade & Concert   This Saturday (August 24th, 2013) Tacoma will be hosting the 1st Annual parade that celebrates the active duty and retired veterans in Tacoma-Pierce County. Military members and their families are ... Read More »

Tacoma’s Pride Festival, July 12 – 17

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Tacoma is home to a fantastic multi-day Pride Festival, and it starts today! There’s definitely a lot to celebrate this year; victories at ballot boxes and court rooms across the country have helped to make gay and lesbian families stronger and more secure. From Washington passing Referendum 74 to the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the so-called Defense of ... Read More »

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