Ron Sims to give talk on transportation, Oct. 17

Tacoma, Wash. – Ron Sims, Former Deputy Secretary, US Department of Housing and Urban Development and Former King County Executive, will be speaking in Tacoma this Friday about how transportation affects our daily lives and determines the opportunities available to us. The presentation, “Transportation Is a Life Determinant” will be held at University of Washington Tacoma (BHS 106) on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 from noon to 1 p.m. [Read more...]

‘Winter Weather Preparedness’ presentation, Oct. 21

As winter arrives, so do the many threats that can result in business interruption. It could be flooding caused by frozen pipes that explode. Or it may come on the heels of an ice storm that causes power outages due to downed electric lines. On top of all that, an influenza outbreak at your business could cripple your operations if your key people get sick and have to stay home for days. [Read more...]

Pierce County Library Board of Trustees meeting, Oct. 15

At its October meeting, the Pierce County Library System Board of Trustees will discuss the 2015 budget, hear the Pierce County Library Foundation’s annual report, and acknowledge contributions made by the Foundation as well as Friends of the Libraries groups. The board meets from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Oct. 15 at the library’s Processing and Administrative Center, 3005 112th St. E., in Tacoma. The meeting is open to the public. Download the board packet. [Read more...]

County Council sets 10 meetings for 2015 budget

The Pierce County Council has scheduled 10 public meetings as it considers spending priorities for the 2015 budget.Council members will soon conclude a series of retreats at which they learned about the specifics of the 2015 budget proposal submitted Sept. 23 by County Executive Pat McCarthy. They will spend the next several weeks interviewing department leaders and considering budget modifications. [Read more...]