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 …

City Manager's weekly bulletin Sept. 22, 2023

Lakewood Manager’s Bulletin: Sept. 22, 2023

Lakewood Connections in homes now The Fall 2023 edition of the quarterly Lakewood Connections magazine is hitting mailboxes around Lakewood now. Each quarter the magazine is mailed to more than 31,000 residences across the city. Inside find information about the latest projects, upcoming events, a message from the Lakewood City Council and other details about what’s happening in the community. …

City Manager's Weekly Bulletin Sept. 8, 2023

Lakewood Manager’s Bulletin: Sept. 8, 2023

Fiesta de la Familia is Saturday We hope to see you tomorrow at Fort Steilacoom Park from 12 to 7 p.m. for our Fiesta de la Familia. This celebration of culture and family is focused on bringing generations together. There will be free activities for children, live music, live performances that include crowd participation like Flamenco and Salsa lessons, a …

City Manager's weekly bulletin July 28, 2023

Lakewood Manager’s Bulletin: July 28, 2023

Transforming Fort Steilacoom Park Mayor Jason Whalen and members of the Lakewood City Council were joined this week at Fort Steilacoom Park by representatives from Peirce College and state Rep. Mari Leavitt. Golden shovels in hand, the group ceremoniously broke ground to celebrate the partnership between the city and Pierce College to transform the athletic fields at Fort Steilacoom Park. …

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Council Corner: June 12, 2023 meeting recap

First quarter police report. Lakewood Police Chief Patrick D. Smith reported on the first quarter police statistics. Calls for service increased 3.6% in the first three months of 2023 compared to the final three months of 2022. Year-to-date calls for police increased 7.5%. Arrests increased 10.5% compared to the first quarter of 2022. The percentage of drivers eluding police increased …

City Manager's Weekly Bulletin May 19, 2023

Lakewood Managers Bulletin: May 19, 2023

H-Barn restoration project gets big boost Partners for Parks announced this week it received a $1 million project grant from the Names Family Foundation in support of its H-Barn restoration project at Fort Steilacoom Park.     The H-Barn Project is an innovative public-private partnership between the city of Lakewood and Partners for Parks, a 501c3 nonprofit organization committed to …

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Council Corner: March 6, 2023

March 8, 2023 There was much to celebrate at the Lakewood City Council March 6, 2023 regular meeting. Council started its meeting with the return of its Business Showcase program. The program features local businesses and celebrates their accomplishments. The March 2023 recipient was Bite Me! Inc. Owner Deb Tuggle was there to receive the recognition and share a little …