Local Government HEADLINES
Bucking a recent onslaught of grim budget news, Tacoma city officials announced Tuesday its past two-year budget fared $4.5 million better than expected, and its current spending plan so far is $3.7 million ahead of target.
A spokeswoman for King County Elections said a petition was filed with the office this morning for a recall election to oust Pacific Mayor Cy Sun.
Pacific residents working since August to recall Mayor Cy Sun got the go-ahead Thursday to try, and they say theyll need only two days to get the 427 valid signatures required to hold a special election to oust him.
The state Supreme Court, in an opinion issued this morning, has found that a recall effort against Pacific Mayor Cy Sun is legally sufficient to move ahead.
State Farm hasn't even arrived yet, but already the company has been good to the City of Tacoma. Under separate parking agreements approved Tuesday by the City Council, the city stands to make $4.2 million over the next five years by leasing more than 800 permits for the insurance company in three city-owned downtown garages that now largely stand vacant.
After months of process, the Tacoma City Council on Tuesday finally signaled where it wants the Link light rail line to expand first, with a majority of members tentatively choosing a proposed extension route from downtown to the Hilltop.
Pierce County is preparing to buy a crucial, missing link for connecting the Foothills Trail from South Prairie to Buckley.
Orting voters are making a crucial decision on the future of their emergency services. Residents have received mail-in ballots to vote by Tuesday on a tax measure that would generate $825,000 each year through 2017.
Tacoma’s City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved an 18-month pilot project with the state Department of Corrections that would use a state rental voucher program to improve offender housing conditions and lessen impacts on neighborhoods.
Puyallup City Council to hold special meeting to discuss Sound Transit station improvements, parking issues
The Puyallup City Council will hold its second joint meeting with Sound Transit board members and city officials to discuss access and improvement of the transit station in downtown Puyallup.
Lakewood city officials intend to initiate foreclosure proceedings against the owners of four apartment complexes for failure to pay a required sewer fee.
Pierce County is poised to make a range of revisions to its animal code, including when a dog can be declared dangerous.
Pacific Mayor Cy Sun told two Seattle television stations Wednesday that he has asked former University of California-Davis police chief Annette Spicuzza, who retired after campus police used pepper spray on protesters, to be the interim head of the Pacific police force.
A man hired at an annual salary of more than $100,000 by Pierce Transit in 2012 now is suing the agency, claiming it improperly fired him after learning of his criminal record.
On Friday, Mayor Cy Sun placed Police Chief John Calkins and Lieutenant Edwin Massey on paid administrative leave. In another city, that might be a big deal. In Pacific, it's routine.
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