Lakewood Weekly Manager’s Bulletin: June 7, 2024

Interlaaken Bridge update After reviewing five options to repair the damaged Interlaaken Bridge at its regular meeting June 3, 2024, the Lakewood City Council directed the Public Works Engineering Department to move forward with repairs that will have the bridge back open by September 2024. The options reviewed ranged in estimated project costs from $467,000 to $2.8 million. The City …

City Manager's Weekly Bulletin March 8, 2024

Lakewood Manager’s Bulletin: March 8, 2024

New Building Code Amendments The Lakewood City Council adopted amendments to the city’s building code at its March 4, 2024, regular meeting. The updates go into effect March 15, 2024. The changes reflect amendments made to the International Building Code. The International Building Code amendments were adopted in 2021, however they were not implemented immediately due to multiple court cases. …

City Council Action

Supporting local education and the Clover Park School District

Jan. 26, 2024 At a special meeting this week, the Lakewood City Council unanimously approved a resolution supporting the Clover Park School District replacement educational programs and operations levy. The levy will be on the Feb. 13, 2024 special election ballot as Proposition 1. Lakewood City Council members shared their support for the levy at the meeting, citing its necessity …

Lakewood City Council members J. Trestin Lauricella, Paul Bocchi and Ryan Pearson are sworn into office Jan. 2, 2024

Lakewood City Councilmembers sworn in

Jan. 3, 2024 At its first regular meeting of the new year the Lakewood City Council saw three of its seven members sworn in. Councilmember Paul Bocchi was re-elected to his position, entering his fourth term on the Lakewood City Council. Councilmember J. Trestin Lauricella was appointed to his position when former Councilmember Linda Farmer vacated the position after being …

City Manager's Weekly Bulletin Nov. 22, 2023

Lakewood Manager’s Bulletin: Nov. 24, 2023

Happy Thanksgiving Wishing you and all Lakewood families a very Happy Thanksgiving this holiday season. Lakewood City Hall, the Lakewood police station and city operations are closed Thursday and Friday this week. Regular operations resume Monday, Nov. 27, 2023. Washington Boulevard is open After more than two years of phased closures, Washington Boulevard reopened to traffic Wednesday afternoon. The re-opening …

City Manager's Weekly bulletin in white text over an image of Waughop Lake. Nov. 10, 2023

Lakewood Manager’s Bulletin: Nov. 10, 2023

Honoring veterans this weekend A note from City Manager John Caulfield: Monday evening, the Lakewood City Council issued a proclamation proclaiming Nov. 11, 2023 as Veterans Day and the month of November 2023 as Veterans Appreciation Month. As we approach Veterans Day, I want to take a moment to honor and recognize the significance of this day and extend our …

City Manager's Weekly Bulletin Nov. 3, 2023

Lakewood Manager’s Bulletin: Nov. 3, 2023

Public hearing on ADUs and short-term rentals At its regular meeting Nov. 6, 2023, the Lakewood City Council will hold public hearing on proposed 2023 annual development regulation code amendments. One of the 12 proposed amendments relates to accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and whether they should be allowed as short-term rentals. The Lakewood Planning Commission reviewed the proposed code amendment. …

City Manager's Weekly Bulletin Oct. 6, 2023

Lakewood Manager’s Bulletin: Oct. 6, 2023

Supporting manufacturing in Lakewood Mayor Jason Whalen welcomed the first-ever Manufacturing Day Expo to Lakewood this week. He was joined by City Manager John Caulfield and Economic Development Director Becky Newton at the event. Held at Clover Park Technical College, the four-hour event called attention to new frontiers in manufacturing. This includes automation, robotics, instrumentation and process control, and supply …

City Manager's Weekly Bulletin Sept. 29, 2023

Lakewood Manager’s Bulletin: Sept. 29, 2023

Mayor Whalen’s Community Coffeehouse wrap up Did you miss Mayor Jason Whalen’s Community Coffeehouse this week? Long range planning and special projects manager Tiffany Speir shared information about new housing laws at the state level that will impact housing density in the city. In part, the laws require an increase in “middle housing” types in areas traditionally dedicated to single-family …