Planning for U.S. Open highlights County Council meeting Tuesday in University Place

Staff writerJuly 3, 2014 

Planning for next year’s U.S. Open at Chambers Bay Golf Course will be a focus of an in-district Pierce County Council meeting Tuesday in University Place.

On-site championship director Danny Sink will give an update on planning for next year’s championship, which is expected to attract total attendance of 235,000 — including spectators, volunteers and media.

The meeting will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the county’s environmental services building, at 9850 64th St. W., next to the golf course in University Place.

The U.S. Open update will follow the County Council’s regular business.

One topic at the update is expected to be how local access for University Place residents will be controlled during the tournament June 15-21, 2015.

Denise Dyer, the county’s director of economic development, will also discuss the economic benefits of hosting the championship.

Councilwoman Connie Ladenburg, D-Tacoma, will talk about next steps for tournament planning, including funding for security. Ladenburg, who called for the update, represents District 4. Her district includes University Place.

The presentations will be followed by a time for questions and comments from the public.

Steve Maynard: 253-597-8647 @TNTstevemaynard

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