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City of Tacoma’s Solid Waste and Sewer Utilities Receive Solid Bond Ratings

The City of Tacoma’s Solid Waste and Wastewater and Surface Water Utilities were recently evaluated by all three credit rating agencies, which reaffirmed or upgraded the City’s ratings this week in preparation of a planned sale of bonds. “This strong bond rating from all three agencies demonstrates that the city’s environmental services utilities are responsibly managed both operationally and financially,” Mayor […]

by · January 30, 2015 · 0 comments · Local, News

Celebrate Tacoma’s Historic Character with #IHeartTacoma

Spanning the month of February residents are invited to share their love for Tacoma’s unique historic character with the #IHeartTacoma social media photo contest. To participate, print or find your free Tacoma Heart Map and take a picture holding the map in front of your favorite historic building. Post the photo to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook using @Tacoma_Culture, or @tmnrrs with#IHeartTacoma. The contest runs through […]

by · January 30, 2015 · 0 comments · Local, News

City of Destiny Awards Nomination Deadline Extended Through Jan. 30

Nominations for the City of Tacoma’s annual City of Destiny Awards, which spotlights exceptional volunteers who have worked to drive Tacoma forward, are being accepted now through Friday, Jan. 30, 2015.Eligibility requirements for each of the award categories are available on the current nomination form, which is available in hard copy at the various Tacoma Public Library branches and the […]

by · January 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Local, News

Supporting Obama’s Position on Municipal Internet Networks

President Obama wants to break the monopoly that a few companies have on internet access in many parts of the US and help more Americans get online. Our President is calling for an end to state laws that limit broadband access. He wants to allow local communities to build their own municipal networks, like we have here in Tacoma with […]

by · January 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Local, News

Mixer for Heritage Organization Professionals on Feb. 7

The City of Tacoma’s Historic Preservation Office invites professionals and volunteers in heritage-related fields and organizations to a no-host lunch mixer at noon on Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Harmon Brewery and Eatery (1938 Pacific Ave. in Tacoma). This mixer will follow the Heritage League of Pierce County’s annual meeting, and is being used to encourage networking and collaboration between […]

by · January 8, 2015 · 0 comments · Local, News
City of Tacoma Observes Thanksgiving Holiday Nov. 27 and 28

City of Tacoma Observes Thanksgiving Holiday Nov. 27 and 28

Administrative offices in the Tacoma Municipal Building complex (747 Market St. and 733 Market St.) and in other City of Tacoma facilities will close Thursday, Nov. 27, and Friday, Nov. 28, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The Tacoma Recovery and Transfer Center (3510 S. Mullen St.)will close – and garbage, recycling and yard waste will not be collected – […]

by · November 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Local, News

Tickets Now Available for Maritime Heritage Swing Dec. 5

The public is invited to Maritime Heritage Swing presented by The Landmarks Preservation Commission and the City of Tacoma’s Planning and Development Services Department’s Historic Preservation Office on Friday, Dec.5, from 6 – 10 p.m. at the Foss Waterway Seaport (705 Dock St. in Tacoma).  The event will feature the sounds of Pierce County Community Big Band,a swing dance demonstration, […]

by · November 13, 2014 · 0 comments · Local, News

City of Tacoma Observes Veterans Day on Nov. 11

Administrative offices in the Tacoma Municipal Building complex (747 Market St. and 733 Market St.) and in other City of Tacoma facilities will close Tuesday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day. The City’s landfill, recycling center and household hazardous waste facility (3510 S. Mullen St.) will open as normally scheduled on Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., […]

by · November 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Local, News
Murray Morgan Bridge Closed for Maintenance Nov. 13 – 14

Murray Morgan Bridge Closed for Maintenance Nov. 13 – 14

The Murray Morgan Bridge (11th Street in Tacoma) will be closed for maintenance on Thursday, Nov. 13 and Friday, Nov. 14, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to vehicle traffic. During the closure there will be limited pedestrian access from ‘A’Street to the elevator and stairs only, with all other pedestrian access closed until maintenance work is complete. Individual marine […]

by · November 7, 2014 · 0 comments · Local, News
Silent Rally and Candlelight Vigil Planned as Closing Ceremony on Friday, Oct. 31

Silent Rally and Candlelight Vigil Planned as Closing Ceremony on Friday, Oct. 31

The City of Tacoma is planning COURAGE the Silent Rally and Candlelight Vigil to bring to a close the 2014 October National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.The event is scheduled for noon Friday, Oct. 31 at Tollefson Plaza (South 17th and Pacific Avenue). It is free to attend, and everyone is welcome. The rally will be a silent exhibit of courage with […]

by · October 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Local, News