City Manager’s Weekly Bulletin: Aug. 20, 2021

Open House to Discuss Western State Hospital Scheduled for Aug. 31 The event will be held in-person at Custer Elementary on Aug. 31 at 5:30 p.m. DSHS will host an open house event at Custer Elementary on Aug. 31 to discuss the proposed construction of a 350-bed forensic hospital on the Western State Hospital campus in Lakewood. DSHS experts will …

City Manager’s Weekly Bulletin: Aug. 13, 2021

 Heat & Smoke Hazards Ongoing; Expected to Diminish Over Weekend  High temperatures and reduced air quality may affect sensitive groups.  There exists a dual hazard of heat and poor air quality in the region today. Pierce County Library locations remain open as cooling centers, and Pierce Transit offers free rides to cooling centers during heat emergencies. Sensitive groups should consider limiting outdoor activity during …

City Manager’s Weekly Bulletin, January 22, 2021

To: Mayor, City CouncilFrom: John J. Caulfield, City Manager Selden family receives 2020 Larry Sanders Award At the virtual Lakewood City Council meeting on Tuesday, Jan 19, Sally Saunders and Mayor Don Anderson presented the Larry Saunders Service Award for 2020 to the Selden Family of Lakewood. This award partners Lakewood Community Foundation Fund with the City of Lakewood to …

City Manager’s Weekly Bulletin, January 15, 2021

To: Mayor, City CouncilFrom: John J. Caulfield, City Manager Watch the virtual 18th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. CommUNITY Celebration Please enjoy the pre-recorded event featuring messages from students and community leaders, performances by Vanessa Emanuel and the Clover Park High School Choir, and a keynote by L. Denice Randle, Executive Director of Peace Community Center. This year, the …

City Manager’s Weekly Bulletin, January 8, 2021

To: Mayor, City CouncilFrom: John J. Caulfield, City Manager Train Testing on Point Defiance Bypass Route to occur Jan. 16-17 On January 16-17, Sound Transit in partnership with WSDOT and Amtrak, will run trains on the Point Defiance Bypass for railroad signal testing. Trains will run from Tacoma Dome station to the Nisqually Junction. Testing will take place from 8 …

City Manager’s Weekly Bulletin, December 18, 2020

To: Mayor, City CouncilFrom: John J. Caulfield, City Manager How the City used its CARES Act funds from the state In 2020, the City of Lakewood received a total of $2.685 million dollars in CARES Act funds through the state of Washington. These funds were used for COVID-19 related expenses incurred between March 1, 2020 and November 30, 2020 by …

City Manager’s Weekly Bulletin, December 11, 2020

To: Mayor, City CouncilFrom: John J. Caulfield, City Manager City looking for candidates to fill anticipated Lakewood City Council vacancy It is anticipated that there will be a vacancy on the Lakewood City Council (Position 5) on December 31, 2020 when Councilmember John Simpson’s resignation becomes effective. Pursuant to RCW 42.12.070 the City Council will have 90 days to appoint …

City Manager’s Weekly Bulletin, December 4, 2020

To: Mayor, City CouncilFrom: John J. Caulfield, City Manager City Council met with Lakewood’s state legislators to review legislative priorities On Wednesday 2, 2020, the Lakewood City Council held a special meeting with Lakewood’s state legislators. Present at this meeting were Senator Steve Conway (29th District), Representative Mari Leavitt (28th), Representative Steve Kirby (29th), and Representative-elect Dan Bronoske (28th). At …

City Manager’s Weekly Bulletin, November 20, 2020

To: Mayor, City CouncilFrom: John J. Caulfield, City Manager Let’s celebrate Thanksgiving safely COVID-19 cases in Washington state, as well as around the United States, have rapidly increased over the past few weeks. In fact, more than one million COVID-19 cases were reported in the United States over the last 7 days. We want everyone to stay safe this Thanksgiving. …

City Manager’s Weekly Bulletin, November 13, 2020

To: Mayor, City CouncilFrom: John J. Caulfield, City Manager Get rid of junk for free – Lakewood Fall Clean-up is this weekend! Got junk you’d like to get rid of?  Would you like to get rid of it for free? Then come join us this Saturday (Nov. 14) and Sunday (Nov. 15) for the Lakewood Fall Clean-up event with our …

City Manager’s Weekly Bulletin, November 6, 2020

To: Mayor, City CouncilFrom: John J. Caulfield, City Manager Pierce County Restaurant Rally starts this Sunday – 15 Lakewood eateries are participating The Pierce County Restaurant Rally starts this Sunday!  This program allows restaurants to offer their customers 30% off their dine-in or take-out meal before tax, excluding alcohol and orders via 3rd party delivery services. Participating restaurants will be …

City Manager’s Weekly Bulletin, October 30, 2020

To: Mayor, City CouncilFrom: John J. Caulfield, City Manager Happy Halloween! Here are some tips to stay safe this year. We hope you have a fun, safe, and spooky (if that’s your thing) Halloween this year.    The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department (TPCHD) developed a grading system to measure how scary various Halloween activities may be this year given COVID-19. …

City Manager’s Weekly Bulletin, October 23, 2020

To: Mayor, City CouncilFrom: John J. Caulfield, City Manager Lakewood adopts state and federal priorities for 2021 At the October 19, 2020 Regular City Council Meeting, the Lakewood City Council adopted its Federal Priorities for 2021, State Legislative Agenda and Manual for 2021-2022, and County Manual for 2021. To view the City’s complete legislative materials visit the Government Relations page. Federal …

City Manager’s Weekly Bulletin, October 16, 2020

To: Mayor, City CouncilFrom: John J. Caulfield, City Manager Pierce County creates innovative “Restaurant Rally” Program Pierce County recently dedicated $7.5 million from its federal CARES Act allocation to create a program that will offer a 30 percent discount to dine-in customers, excluding alcohol purchases.  The program is called the “Pierce County Restaurant Rally” and it is designed to encourage …

City Manager’s Weekly Bulletin, October 9, 2020

To: Mayor, City CouncilFrom: John J. Caulfield, City Manager Proposed 2021-2022 Biennial Budget under development The City’s Proposed 2021-2022 Biennial Budget was introduced to the Lakewood City Council at its Regular Meeting this past Monday on Oct. 5, 2020.  The Proposed 2021-2022 Biennial Budget is balanced and takes into account the impact of the COVID‐19 pandemic on the City’s financial …

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City Manager’s Weekly Bulletin, August 14, 2020

To: Mayor, City CouncilFrom: John J. Caulfield, City Manager Rental assistance available through LASA Living Access Support Alliance (LASA) is now accepting applications for the Lakewood COVID-19 Rent Assistance program. LASA, a community-supported nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing temporary and recurrent homelessness, was awarded $407,640 from the Lakewood City Council as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security …

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City Manager’s Weekly Bulletin, May 15, 2020

To: Mayor, City CouncilFrom: John J. Caulfield, City Manager Work begins Monday on Lakewood’s Veterans Drive Work begins Monday, May 18, 2020 on Veterans Drive to prepare the roadway for planned improvements. The city’s contractor Miles Resources Inc. will spend Monday bringing in its equipment. By Tuesday crews will begin removing trees. Roughly 13 trees that are 12 inches in …

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City Manager’s Bulletin, May 1, 2020

To: Mayor and members of the City CouncilFrom: John J. Caulfield, City Manager Lakewood 2020 Spring Clean Up Postponed The city’s Spring Clean Up planned for May 2-3, 2020 is postponed until a future date yet to be determined. The city postponed the event to safeguard the health and safety of its residents in light of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Stay …