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Council Corner: Nov. 14, 2022 Study Session

Nov. 16, 2022 The Lakewood City Council started its study session with a joint meeting with the Community Services Advisory Board, or CSAB. The purpose was to review the committee’s work plan and hear the board’s recommendations for the city’s 2023/2024 Human Services grant allocations. Since incorporation the city has set aside 1 percent of its general fund to support …

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Council Corner: Oct. 24, 2022 Study Session

The Lakewood City Council study session kicked off with a review of the third quarter police data with Lakewood Police Chief Mike Zaro. Zaro highlighted progress made in areas like reducing property crimes and motor vehicle thefts. These two areas saw declines over previous quarterly reporting. Specifically: Motor vehicle thefts are down 46% overall in 2022 with a 17% reduction …

City of Lakewood Tree Preservation Code Update Vote Continued

Council Corner: Oct. 17, 2022 Regular Meeting

The Lakewood City Council continued action on proposed updates to the city’s existing tree preservation code at its Oct. 17, 2022 regular meeting. The decision to continue the vote to Council’s Nov. 7, 2022 regular meeting was done to give staff more time to make minor “clean up” changes Council requested to the proposed legislation. In addition, two Council members …

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Council Corner: Oct. 10, 2022 Study Session

The Lakewood City Council jumped immediately into its tree preservation code update review to start its study session Monday. The discussion that followed outlined Council member thoughts as proposed ordinance is prepared for final consideration. Background: Lakewood Municipal Code (LMC) identifies how trees are protected/should be preserved. This includes outlining when permits are required to remove trees, and how significant …

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Council Corner: Oct. 3, 2022 Regular Meeting

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Lakewood City Council took time at the start of its meeting Monday to recognize the impact this violence has in our community. All residents are asked to join in recognizing domestic violence as a crime with impacts on individuals, families and children, with the goal of educating, protecting and ultimately, reducing and eliminating …

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Lakewood Council Corner: Sept. 12, 2022

Pierce County Library System Executive Director Gretchen Caserotti joined the Lakewood City Council at its study session Monday. Caserotti was hired earlier this year to lead the library system. The visit included discussion about the future of libraries in Lakewood. Council members expressed their concern with how the closure of the Lakewood library branch was handled. Caserotti recognized and acknowledged …

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Lakewood Council Corner: Sept. 6, 2022

To start its meeting Sept. 6, 2022 Council presented two proclamations: One to West Pierce Fire & Rescue and Lakewood Police recognizing Sept. 11, 2022 as Patriot Day of Remembrance and the other to Jose Gonzales with Veteran Roofers recognizing Sept. 15-Oct. 15, 2022 as Hispanic Heritage Month in Lakewood. After that, much of the meeting was dedicated to hearing …

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Lakewood Council Corner: Aug. 22, 2022

Did you know that in 2020 and 2021 more than 1,400 companies either started or relocated to Lakewood? At its Study Session Monday, the Lakewood City Council heard from Community and Economic Development Department staff, who provided an update on economic development in the community and progress made by the department in the last couple of years – including new …

Lakewood, WA City Council presenting proclamation to the family of George Weyerhaeuser Sr

Council Corner: Aug. 15, 2022 Regular Meeting

The Lakewood City Council began its regular meeting Aug. 15 with a special recognition: Reading a proclamation honoring the life and contributions of longtime Lakewood resident George Weyerhaeuser, Sr. who passed away in June at 95 years old. Many people may not know this, but Weyerhaeuser married his wife Wendy at Lakewold Gardens, which was her family’s home at the …