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Posted on: March 19, 2020

February 2020

ST.VALENTINE'S DAY PARTY: The Activity Center hosted its annual St. Valentine’s Day party on February 14th at the Pioneer Park Pavilion.

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

January 2020

YOUTH SPORTS: Youth basketball registrations total 96 teams for boys and girls in Kindergarten-12th grade.

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

December 2019

GROWTH MANAGEMENT HEARINGS BOARD DECISION: The City of Puyallup’s “Homeless Drop-In Centers and Overnight Shelters” Ordinance was upheld December 23rd in a unanimous decision by the Central Puget Sound Growth Management Hearings Board.

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

November 2019

ANNUAL VOLUNTEER FAIR: Puyallup Area Aging in Place Coalition hosted its Annual Volunteer Fair at the Puyallup library on October 12th.

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

Traffic Avenue Bridge Construction Closures 10/31 and 11/01

Sumner will be paving the Traffic Avenue bridge this weekend. Plan ahead for these closures:

Saturday 10/31 from 4am to 7pm, the Traffic Ave bridge and the south intersection/eastbound SR410 ramps will be closed.

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

3rd Avenue NW to close between 5th and 6th

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Sound Transit will permanently close one block of 3rd Avenue Northwest, the site of the new Puyallup Station parking garage. Adjacent sidewalks will also be temporarily closed during construction.

 Closures will start as early as Tuesday, Oct. 13....

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Posted on: October 5, 2020

Shaw Road Partial Closure 10/09 & 10/16, 9 am to 3 pm

The intersection of Shaw Road and 23rd will be closed from 9 am to 3 pm on Friday, Oct 9th and again on Friday, Oct 16th for paving. Southbound vehicles will be detoured off of Shaw at 15th and northbound vehicles will be detoured at 27th during this full...

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

Milwaukee Bridge to Close on Oct 7th for 18 months

The Milwaukee Bridge will be closed for construction on Wednesday, October 7th for 18 months.

To learn more about this project, see the webpage.

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

5th Street & West Main Intersection Work Continuing

UPDATE: Although this intersection has been re-opened, we ask that motorists slow down and use caution as the road has been planed in preparation for the final pavement installation. It will be left in this condition for approximately two months (until mi...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Shaw Road at 12th Traffic Delays June 1st-5th

Shaw Road One Lane Closure at 12th June 2020

Installation of a vault for a water line will require closing one lane of Shaw Road just south of 12th Avenue SE next week. Starting Monday, June 1st, flaggers will control traffic on all approaches while work is being done between 8 am and 3 pm. Because ...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Partial closure of SR 410 @ Traffic Ave bridge Mar 20-22

From the City of Sumner:

There will be a full closure of both the Traffic Avenue bridge over SR 410 and SR 410 itself under Traffic Avenue coming up. On Friday, March 20, both lanes of Traffic Avenue over SR 410 AND all lanes in both directions of SR 410 a...

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Posted on: November 18, 2019

Partial Closure of 14th Street SW Nov 19th-21st

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14th Street SW will be closed in front of the fish hatchery from Nov. 19th to 21st. Accordingly, 15th Avenue SW between 14th and 9th as well as 14th Street up to 9th Ave SW will be local access only--see closure and detour map for details.

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Traffic Signal Work on 5th Street downtown Nov 18-21

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The installation of new signal equipment will disrupt traffic along the 5th Street corridor from Nov. 18th to 21st.

The signals at five intersections will need to go dark on different days. Although a uniformed police officer will direct traffic at each un...

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

Sumner Starts Key Project at SR-410 and Traffic Ave

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The City of Sumner, in collaboration with WSDOT, is embarking on construction of improvements at the Traffic Ave./SR-410 interchange. This project will reconfigure two intersections and add travel lanes plus multi-modal lanes across SR-410. Interested per...

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

Free hand sanitizer for Puyallup businesses

Businesses in Puyallup are invited to request one or two gallons of free gel hand sanitizer for use by employees and customers. The sanitizer will be distributed on a first come, first served basis until gone. Use this form: https://bit.ly/363bquS.

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Puyallup Valley Warehouse Development Proposal: Commencement of Environmental Impacts Process

Public input is sought on potential impacts from the proposed development of seven buildings totaling 2.6 million square feet for a warehousing, distribution and freight movement facility in the vicinity of 6719 134th Avenue East (Knutson Farms)....

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Lahar Warning Siren System Change

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Starting in November, the lahar warning sirens will wail only in an emergency. The system will continue to be tested at noon on the first Monday of each month, but the tests will sound very different. Pierce County has upgraded the sirens and system to al...

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

Rent and Mortgage Assistance Offered in Puyallup

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The Puyallup City Council has allocated $100,000 of federal CARES Act funds for emergency relief grants for residential housing assistance.

Puyallup residents who have experienced negative economic impacts due to the coronavirus pandemic may be eligible to...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Call for Artists: Puyallup Signal Cabinet Wraps

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The City of Puyallup is seeking artists to propose an original design for reproduction and installation on signal cabinets in Puyallup. The wraps will deter graffiti and add visual interest and beauty to our shared streetscapes.

Deadline: 5 pm on November ...

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Posted on: September 30, 2020

Puyallup City Council Approves Additional $150,000 to Help Small Businesses

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The Puyallup City Council has authorized an additional $150,000 of federal CARES Act funds for emergency relief grants to help small businesses.

An initial $150,000 was previously allocated and distributed in support of small businesses which have been imp...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Puyallup Extends Temporary Waiver of Sign Permit Fees

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From now through November 30th*, the City of Puyallup is temporarily waiving building permit fees for new or replacement non-freestanding signage (e.g. wall signs, projecting signs, canopy signs) for any commercial establishment. Permit fees will be waive...

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

Parking in the Downtown: Good? Bad? We're Listening!

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We know, we know. Some days you love it! Other days ... not so much. 

Tell us what we can do to help make parking in the downtown better. We’ll get you started by asking some questions, and we’ll keep you informed about the sta...

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

Styrofoam Recycling + Document Shredding Offered on Oct. 10th

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From 10 am to 2 pm on October 10th, Puyallup residents are invited to drop off unwanted Styrofoam for recycling. The annual document shredding event has also been rescheduled to this same day and time.

Safeway will collect clean, dry and intact Styrofoam i...

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Posted on: August 12, 2020

Senior Lunch Program at Puyallup Activity Center

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Alternative Meals to Go, a takeaway lunch service through Catholic Community Services, is now offered at the Puyallup Activity Center. Meals are provided in the form of a boxed lunch and are available for pick up Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Pre-orders ...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Intersection Work: 5th Street & West Main

UPDATE: This intersection is now open; however, we ask that motorists slow down and use caution as the road has been planed in preparation for the final pavement installation. It will be left in this condition for approximately two months (until mid-Octob...

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

Police and Water and Streets, Oh My!

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The City offers a free civics course for those interested to learn about their local government.

Puyallup 101: Your Community’s Civics will provide insight into the operations of the City over the course of eight weeks starting August 27th. Resid...

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

Dye Test in Clarks Creek on August 5th

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Pierce County will conduct another one-day dye test in Clarks Creek on Wednesday, August 5th. The red-colored dye will be used to measure and track the movement of water in the creek. The dye is not harmful to public health, fish or the aquatic environmen...

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Claims for Damage from Downtown Gas Leak

Businesses or persons who sustained property damage from last week’s gas leak in the downtown are encouraged to file a claim with Puget Sound Energy. 

Once filed, PSE will investigate how the incident occurred, determine whether or not i...

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Posted on: June 14, 2020

Puyallup City Council COVID-19 Update

The Puyallup City Council has shared an update to the community in this time of COVID-19.

The members of the Council welcome your emails and phone calls; their contact information can be found here.

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Posted on: June 13, 2020

Message to the Puyallup Community

The City of Puyallup is an organization that values all people without regard to race, ethnicity, gender or background. We do not tolerate harassment or mistreatment of any kind, period.  The issues that must be addressed at this historic junctur...

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Posted on: May 24, 2020

Memorial Day Moment of Remembrance at 3 pm today

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Dear Puyallup Community:

We want to collectively take a moment today as your City Council to remember and honor the brave military heroes who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. On this Memorial Day, while we cannot gather in a tradi...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Fireworks Regulations in the City of Puyallup

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Persons may set off consumer fireworks in the city limits of Puyallup from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm on July 4th.

Consumer fireworks are the kind which can be purchased from various retailers or at licensed firework stands. Many fireworks available for purchase ...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Court Absolves Puyallup from $1.1 Million in Contractor Attorney Fees

The Washington Court of Appeals, Division I has reversed the award of $1.1 million plus interest for attorney fees in the public works construction dispute between the City of Puyallup and Conway Construction Company.  In March of 2016, safety co...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Puyallup City Council Message to Community on Covid-19 Response

The Puyallup City Council has issued a message to the public regarding the response to COVID-19.

The members of the Council welcome your emails and phone calls; their contact information can be found here.

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Posted on: April 12, 2020

City of Puyallup Prepares to Revise its 2020 and 2021 Budgets Due to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of us: individuals, families, businesses, non-profit organizations, and governments at every level. Some of these impacts are financial, and as a result we’ve all had to take a hard look at our incomes and ...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Puyallup Opens Call Center for Covid-19 Questions

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The City of has opened a call center at 253-864-4170 to answer questions about known service changes and  resource availability resulting from the Covid-19 outbreak.The center is staffed between 9 am and 4 pm, Monday through Friday. Persons calli...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

COVID-19 Response Measures Involving Homeless in Puyallup

In the last few weeks, a number of homeless persons pitched tents or parked vehicles near Puyallup’s skate park. In the interest of public health, safety and sanitation, portable restrooms and a handwashing station were temporarily set up to hel...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Puyallup City Council March 31st Meeting

We apologize to those who tried to tune in to the Puyallup City Council meeting of March 31st. We’re working through what went wrong. Once that’s resolved, we’ll let everyone know about future meetings and how to tune in.

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Governor Issues Stay Home Order; Puyallup Parks Closed

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has issued a stay home order for all residents, to remain in effect for at least two weeks. The order will close all non-essential businesses unless their employees can work from home. It allows the continued operation...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Puyallup Declares Emergency Regarding Coronavirus

The City of Puyallup, like the State, Pierce County, and other local governments, has declared a state of emergency regarding the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. This was done to more quickly and easily mobilize staff and supplies needed to respond to ...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Puyallup City Hall Service Changes

Puyallup City Hall will close to foot traffic on Wednesday, March 18th. All operations and services continue and we ask that persons who have questions or need assistance please call or email us, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

Puyallup City Council Public Message on COVID-19

The Puyallup City Council has issued a message to the public regarding COVID-19.

The members of the Council welcome your emails and phone calls; their contact information can be found here.

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Puyallup Closes Some Facilities

The City of Puyallup has closed its Activity Center and Library, and will close its Recreation Center starting Monday, March 16th.

These closures are in response to public health considerations surrounding Covid-19 and to ensure that City staff and resourc...

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

Puyallup City Council Selects New City Manager

The Puyallup City Council has appointed Steve Kirkelie as Puyallup’s new City Manager. Kirkelie has held several positions in the City of Puyallup since 2007, including Assistant City Manager and most recently serving as the Interim City Manager...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

COVID-19 Update

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Although Pierce County has yet to report its first known case of COVID-19, the City of Puyallup is in close contact with our public health officials in addition to other community partners such as Central Pierce Fire & Rescue and the Puyallup School D...

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Posted on: March 2, 2020

COVID-19 Information

The City of Puyallup understands that many people are concerned about the COVID-19 virus. Although the CDC states the risk at this time is low for the general American public, state and regional health professionals are closely monitoring the situation an...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

City Gallery Art Show: Curt BoD

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The public is invited to view the work of Curt BōD, the artist currently featured in “City Gallery” on the fifth floor of City Hall. BōD’s show consists of more than 20 pieces of his vivid, colorful streetscapes of downtown P...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

City of Puyallup Offers Free Civics Course

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The City of Puyallup is offering a free eight-week civics course for residents and others interested in learning about the operations of their local municipal government.

“Puyallup 101” provides insight into the workings of the city org...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Puyallup Cuts Fees for Accessory Dwelling Units

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In the interest of increasing access to various housing types and making housing more affordable, the Puyallup City Council has modified regulations and reduced fees related to building ADUs (Accessory Dwelling Units).

“The cost of housing has soared in re...

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Posted on: December 31, 2019

Puyallup prevails in challenge to homeless facility regulations

The City of Puyallup’s “Homeless Drop-In Centers And Overnight Shelters” ordinance has been upheld in a unanimous decision by the Central Puget Sound Growth Management Hearings Board.

The ordinance was originally adopted by th...

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Posted on: December 16, 2019

Puyallup Property Tax Rate to Fall in 2020

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The local property tax rate imposed by the City of Puyallup will decrease from $1.54 per $1,000 AV in 2019 to $1.33 per $1,000 AV in 2020 (and this has steadily declined from a high of $1.86 per $1,000 AV in 2013). Just twelve cents of every property tax ...

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

City of Puyallup Receives Clean Audits from the State

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The routine annual audit of the City of Puyallup’s 2018 finances and its corresponding standard accountability audit which examined various potential areas of risk were both returned “clean,” with no findings or concerns identified.

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Utility Customer Service Hours Change

Beginning Monday, November 4th, the City's utility services customer hours will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. On Wednesdays only, the service hours will be from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (excluding holidays).

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Posted on: September 27, 2019

Washington State Supreme Court Upholds Puyallup Review Authority of Massive Warehouse Development

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Earlier this month, the Washington State Supreme Court rejected the appeals from Pierce County and Running Bear Development Partners, LLC of the previous Court of Appeals decision concerning the City of Puyallup‘s authority to assume SEPA jurisd...

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

Come Learn About Your Local Government!

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The City is offering a new civics course for those interested to learn about their local government.

Puyallup 101: Your Community's Civics will provide insight into the operations of the City over the course of ten weeks. Residents and business owners as w...

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

Pollinator-Friendly Businesses: We Want to Hear From You!

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The City of Puyallup is an official Bee City, which means that we support and encourage pollinator-friendly habitat creation and enhancement on public and private properties. Because local business owners can be significant partners in this effort, we wan...

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Posted on: August 23, 2019

Department of Justice Closes Investigation of City of Puyallup

The Department of Justice has closed its investigation of the City of Puyallup regarding possible violations of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act.

The investigation was opened in 2016. The City cooperated fully with the DOJ and provi...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Puyallup Awarded Critical Review Authority of Massive Warehouse Development

In 2016, a St. Louis developer proposed the construction of a massive warehouse/industrial complex comprising approximately 2.6 million square feet on a 162-acre site located in the area of Shaw Road and East Pioneer. See here for a brief history of this ...

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Posted on: March 27, 2019

Puyallup's Water: Best in the South Sound

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Q: The City of Puyallup provides clean, safe water to its customers. What could be better than that?

A: Award-winning taste!

The City of Puyallup was recently declared to have the best-tasting water in the South Sound*, and will advance to compete with othe...

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Posted on: December 11, 2018

Puyallup Community Court Receives Grant from Department of Justice

The Puyallup Municipal Court is one of five applicants nationwide that will receive a grant for its community court from the U.S. Department of Justice in partnership with the Center for Court Innovation. 

Puyallup will receive up to $200,000 as w...

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Posted on: October 30, 2018

And It’s Another Green Light!

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In 2015, the signal lights along Meridian and 3rd and 2nd Streets NE (aka “the bypass”) in Puyallup’s downtown were outfitted with a system designed to improve traffic flow by adjusting signal timings based on demand. The system was then expanded to River...

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Posted on: September 26, 2018

Hearing Examiner Decision Entered on New Hope Significant Impact Business License

UPDATE: Although the hearing examiner spent over 150 hours reviewing records, listening to testimony and issuing her findings and decision on New Hope’s appeal of the City’s requirements relating to its significant impact business license, and while the C...

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

Initial Court Ruling on Puyallup's Pedestrian Safety Zones

Roy Ruffino, a signature gatherer, sued the City of Puyallup because the City implements pedestrian safety zones at the two busiest gates (Gold and Blue) of the Washington State Fair during the fall and spring fairs. Pedestrian safety zones are small desi...

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Your Puyallup Address--In the City? Or Out?

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Many people who have Puyallup addresses naturally think they live in the city, but some of them do not. That’s because a fair number of Puyallup addresses are located in unincorporated Pierce County, beyond Puyallup’s city limits.

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

Shaw Road Partial Long-Term Closure Starting April 19th

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Shaw Road will be closed for construction starting Thursday, April 19th between 23rd and Manorwood. Vehicles will be able to cross Shaw between Cherokee and 26th, and one northbound-only lane will be available from Cherokee/26th down to 23rd/Crystal Ridge...

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Posted on: March 27, 2018

SR 167 Extension Project Update (It's Good News!)

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For several years, the City of Puyallup has worked to ensure the best of two options for the future SR 167/Meridian/Valley Avenue interchange when SR 167 is extended between Meridian and I-5.

As described on the City's website, Puyallup has consistently ad...

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Posted on: February 14, 2018

Portable defibrillator donated to City of Puyallup

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Jamie’s Heart Foundation, a local non-profit organization dedicated to assisting families who are battling childhood heart disease, has donated a portable automated external defibrillator (AED) to the City of Puyallup. At the request of the dono...

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Posted on: January 19, 2018

Volunteers Sought for Downtown Beautification

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Puyallup City Councilmember Robin Farris is seeking volunteers to join her “One-Woman Clean-Up Crew” which serves to improve the appearance of highly visible locations in the interest of community aesthetics, cohesion and pride.

Since May of last year, the...

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Posted on: September 19, 2016

Puyallup Receives "Bee City" Designation

Puyallup was the second city in the state of Washington to receive an official "Bee City" designation from Bee City USA, a not-for-profit organization committed to developing and maintaining sustainable habitats for pollinators such as native be...Read on...

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Posted on: September 16, 2016

New Hope Resource Center Draft Mitigation Conditions Released

The City of Puyallup has prepared preliminary (or draft) business license mitigation conditions for the New Hope Resource Center, a drop-in daytime homeless day shelter which operates at 414 Spring Street. A public meeting will be held on Monday, Septembe...Read on...

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Posted on: April 18, 2011

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By clicking “Log In” on the MyDashboard bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyDashboard. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see...Read on...

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Puyallup Valley Warehouse Development Proposal: Commencement of Environmental Impacts Process

Public input is sought on potential impacts from the proposed development of seven buildings totaling 2.6 million square feet for a warehousing, distribution and freight movement facility in the vicinity of 6719 134th Avenue East (Knutson Farms)....

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Posted on: November 3, 2020

Puyallup Launches Winter-Ready Restaurant and Retail Grant Program

Puyallup has launched a "Winter-Ready Restaurant and Retail Grant Program” which offers eligible businesses up to $5,000 to expand services to online and in-person customers during the upcoming colder months.

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

City of Puyallup Recognized by School District for Pandemic Support Activities

Wildwood Elementary Prinicpal Jennifer Fox and Assistant Prinicpal

On Monday, October 5th, the Puyallup School District Board recognized the City of Puyallup for two initiatives to support the local community during the pandemic.

The PSD Board saluted the City for its efforts to obtain and distribute child-sized masks to ...

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Posted on: September 30, 2020

Puyallup City Council Approves Additional $150,000 to Help Small Businesses

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The Puyallup City Council has authorized an additional $150,000 of federal CARES Act funds for emergency relief grants to help small businesses.

An initial $150,000 was previously allocated and distributed in support of small businesses which have been imp...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Call for Artists: Puyallup Signal Cabinet Wraps

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The City of Puyallup is seeking artists to propose an original design for reproduction and installation on signal cabinets in Puyallup. The wraps will deter graffiti and add visual interest and beauty to our shared streetscapes.

Deadline: 5 pm on November ...

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Posted on: July 15, 2020

Puyallup City Council Approves $250,000 to Help Small Businesses and Non-Profits

The Puyallup City Council has authorized $250,000 of federal CARES Act funds for emergency relief grants to help small businesses and non-profit organizations.

The City will allocate $150,000 in support of small businesses which have been impacted by the p...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Puyallup to Dismantle Temporary Emergency Homeless Services Site

The temporary homeless services site established by the City of Puyallup to facilitate good hygiene and social distancing for the purpose of hindering the spread of the coronavirus will be dismantled following the lifting of the governor’s stay-...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Court Absolves Puyallup from $1.1 Million in Contractor Attorney Fees

The Washington Court of Appeals, Division I has reversed the award of $1.1 million plus interest for attorney fees in the public works construction dispute between the City of Puyallup and Conway Construction Company.  In March of 2016, safety co...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

COVID-19 Response Measures Involving Homeless in Puyallup

In the last few weeks, a number of homeless persons pitched tents or parked vehicles near Puyallup’s skate park. In the interest of public health, safety and sanitation, portable restrooms and a handwashing station were temporarily set up to hel...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Puyallup Closes Some Facilities

The City of Puyallup has closed its Activity Center and Library, and will close its Recreation Center starting Monday, March 16th.

These closures are in response to public health considerations surrounding Covid-19 and to ensure that City staff and resourc...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Puyallup Declares Emergency Regarding Coronavirus

The City of Puyallup, like the State, Pierce County, and other local governments, has declared a state of emergency regarding the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. This was done to more quickly and easily mobilize staff and supplies needed to respond to ...

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

Puyallup City Council Selects New City Manager

The Puyallup City Council has appointed Steve Kirkelie as Puyallup’s new City Manager. Kirkelie has held several positions in the City of Puyallup since 2007, including Assistant City Manager and most recently serving as the Interim City Manager...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Puyallup Cuts Fees for Accessory Dwelling Units

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In the interest of increasing access to various housing types and making housing more affordable, the Puyallup City Council has modified regulations and reduced fees related to building ADUs (Accessory Dwelling Units).

“The cost of housing has so...

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Posted on: January 6, 2020

Puyallup Hires Economic Development Manager

The City of Puyallup has named Meredith Neal as its Economic Development Manager.

Neal was previously the director of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber’s Manufacturing Industrial Council. She has extensive experience in resource management and in ...

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Posted on: December 31, 2019

Puyallup prevails in challenge to homeless facility regulations

The City of Puyallup’s “Homeless Drop-In Centers And Overnight Shelters” ordinance has been upheld in a unanimous decision by the Central Puget Sound Growth Management Hearings Board.

The ordinance was originally adopted by th...

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

City of Puyallup Receives Clean Audits from the State

A grade

The routine annual audit of the City of Puyallup’s 2018 finances and its corresponding standard accountability audit which examined various potential areas of risk were both returned “clean,” with no findings or concerns iden...

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Posted on: September 27, 2019

Washington State Supreme Court Upholds Puyallup Review Authority of Massive Warehouse Development

Earlier this month, the Washington State Supreme Court rejected the appeals from Pierce County and Running Bear Development Partners, LLC of the previous Court of Appeals decision concerning the City of Puyallup‘s authority to assume SEPA jurisd...

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Posted on: August 23, 2019

Department of Justice Closes Investigation of City of Puyallup

The Department of Justice has closed its investigation of the City of Puyallup regarding possible violations of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act.

The investigation was opened in 2016. The City cooperated fully with the DOJ and provi...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2019

Puyallup Awarded Critical Review Authority of Massive Warehouse Development

In 2016, a St. Louis developer proposed the construction of a massive warehouse/industrial complex comprising approximately 2.6 million square feet on a 162-acre site located in the area of Shaw Road and East Pioneer. See here for a brief history of this ...

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Posted on: December 11, 2018

Puyallup Community Court Receives Grant from Department of Justice

The Puyallup Municipal Court is one of five applicants nationwide that will receive a grant for its community court from the U.S. Department of Justice in partnership with the Center for Court Innovation. 

Puyallup will receive up to $200,000 as w...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 28, 2018

Pierce County Hearing Examiner Issues Decisions on Knutson Farms Development

On November 21st, the Pierce County Hearing Examiner issued his decisions on the City’s appeals of Pierce County’s approval of the Knutson Farms warehouse development plan.  The project involves construction of approximately 2...

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Additional Info... News Releases
Posted on: November 28, 2018

Puyallup PD Recognized for DUI Enforcement Efforts

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The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) recognized the Puyallup Police Department with its "Partnership in Public Safety Award" for Puyallup's efforts in capturing Place of Last Drink (POLD) data during fiscal year 2018. POLD data i...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2018

Hearing Examiner Decision Entered on New Hope Significant Impact Business License

UPDATE: Although the hearing examiner spent over 150 hours reviewing records, listening to testimony and issuing her findings and decision on New Hope’s appeal of the City’s requirements relating to its significant impact business lice...

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

Shaw Road Partial Long-Term Closure Starting April 19th

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Shaw Road will be closed for construction starting Thursday, April 19th between 23rd and Manorwood. Vehicles will be able to cross Shaw between Cherokee and 26th, and one northbound-only lane will be available from Cherokee/26th down to 23rd/Crystal Ridge...

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Additional Info... News Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2018

City of Puyallup to Join in New West v. Vermillion Motion

Today, former Puyallup City Council member Steve Vermillion filed a motion in the West v. Vermillion lawsuit seeking the application of a recent Court of Appeals ruling to the facts of his case. The City of Puyallup will join in this motion.

On February 21...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 7, 2018

City of Puyallup Prevails in Counterclaims Against 39th Contractor

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The City of Puyallup prevailed in many of its counterclaims and defenses against Conway Construction in Pierce County Superior Court according to a final judgment entered by Judge Stanley Rumbaugh on February 21, 2018 as well as other court documents. &am...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2018

Portable defibrillator donated to City of Puyallup

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Jamie’s Heart Foundation, a local non-profit organization dedicated to assisting families who are battling childhood heart disease, has donated a portable automated external defibrillator (AED) to the City of Puyallup. At the request of the dono...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2018

Volunteers Sought for Downtown Beautification

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Puyallup City Councilmember Robin Farris is seeking volunteers to join her “One-Woman Clean-Up Crew” which serves to improve the appearance of highly visible locations in the interest of community aesthetics, cohesion and pride.

Since M...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2016

Puyallup Receives "Bee City" Designation

Puyallup was the second city in the state of Washington to receive an official "Bee City" designation from Bee City USA, a not-for-profit organization committed to developing and maintaining sustainable habitats for pollinators such as native be...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2016

Puyallup’s Adaptive Signal System Earns WSDOT Award of Excellence

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has named the City of Puyallup’s Adaptive Signal System as the winner of its 2016 Award of Excellence for Best Special Project.

This project implemented adaptive signal control technology at sev...Read on...

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News Flash

Posted on: April 24, 2020

Puyallup Trails to Reopen for Public Use on April 25th

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Trails located within City of Puyallup Parks and the Riverwalk Trail will reopen to the public Saturday, April 25.

All other park amenities remain closed. This includes playground equipment, sports courts (tennis, basketball, pickleball), baseball fields, ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: June 5, 2019

Puyallup Recreation Center Sports Fields—Play More Ball!

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On June 10th, the public is invited to help celebrate the completion of the first phase of improvements to the fields at the Puyallup Valley Sports Complex.

Last year, the Puyallup City Council approved expending $2,000,000 in lodging tax revenues to conve...

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Parks & Recreation

News Flash

Planning

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Puyallup Valley Warehouse Development Proposal: Commencement of Environmental Impacts Process

Public input is sought on potential impacts from the proposed development of seven buildings totaling 2.6 million square feet for a warehousing, distribution and freight movement facility in the vicinity of 6719 134th Avenue East (Knutson Farms)....

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Additional Info... Planning
Posted on: October 11, 2019

Puyallup's Economic Development & Safe School Route Plans Gain Exposure

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Puyallup's Downtown Economic Development Plan & Safe Routes to School Plan will be shared at the American Planning Association’s Washington Annual Conference in Tacoma on October 16th.

At the conference, a panel that will include Puyallup Sen...

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Additional Info... Planning

News Flash

Posted on: November 17, 2020

Puyallup Valley Warehouse Development Proposal: Commencement of Environmental Impacts Process

Public input is sought on potential impacts from the proposed development of seven buildings totaling 2.6 million square feet for a warehousing, distribution and freight movement facility in the vicinity of 6719 134th Avenue East (Knutson Farms)....

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Additional Info... Public Notices
Posted on: November 21, 2020

Meeting Cancellation/Planning Commission

Notice is hereby given that the regularly scheduled meeting of the Planning Commission for Wednesday, November 25, 2020 has been cancelled.  The next regular meeting of the Commission is tentatively set for Wednesday, December 9, 2020. 

P...

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Public Notices
Posted on: November 5, 2020

Free Car Wash Coupon Offer

Here in Puyallup we're fortunate to live in a beautiful natural landscape that features fish-bearing waterways. The salmon and trout which populate the Puyallup River depend on us to help keep their habitat clean and free of pollutants.

One simpl...

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Posted on: October 26, 2020

UPDATE: Puyallup United Methodist Church Temporary Homeless Encampment

UPDATE: The Puyallup United Methodist Church has withdrawn its notice of intent to establish a homeless encampment on its property, as previously announced. Any future decision by the church to seek a permit of this kind would be shared publicly prior to ...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Lahar Warning Siren System Change

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Starting in November, the lahar warning sirens will wail only in an emergency. The system will continue to be tested at noon on the first Monday of each month, but the tests will sound very different. Pierce County has upgraded the sirens and system to al...

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Additional Info... Public Notices
Posted on: October 13, 2020

2020 Fall Clean-Up: November 9-13*

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Fall Clean-Up is the time to set out extra garbage and yard waste, and one appliance.

Extra Garbage

Leave up to three extra bags of garbage for curbside pickup on your regular garbage day.

*Garbage must be in securely tied bags

*Bags should not exceed 40 poun...

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Public Notices
Posted on: October 9, 2020

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

DV Awareness Month

The purple lights you see downtown Puyallup and elsewhere in October shine a spotlight on National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence is a serious issue that negatively affects every community, including our own.

In the United States, one...

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Public Notices
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Rent and Mortgage Assistance Offered in Puyallup

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The Puyallup City Council has allocated $100,000 of federal CARES Act funds for emergency relief grants for residential housing assistance.

Puyallup residents who have experienced negative economic impacts due to the coronavirus pandemic may be eligible to...

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Public Notices
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Puyallup Extends Temporary Waiver of Sign Permit Fees

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From now through November 30th*, the City of Puyallup is temporarily waiving building permit fees for new or replacement non-freestanding signage (e.g. wall signs, projecting signs, canopy signs) for any commercial establishment. Permit fees will be waive...

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Public Notices
Posted on: September 11, 2020

All Puyallup Parks Closed Until Further Notice

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All parks in Puyallup are closed until further notice due to the poor air quality in our region. This includes the skate park, dog park and all of the trails. Air conditions in the Puget Sound are ranging from "unhealthy" to "very unhealthy...

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Public Notices
Posted on: August 26, 2020

Parking in the Downtown: Good? Bad? We're Listening!

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We know, we know. Some days you love it! Other days ... not so much. 

Tell us what we can do to help make parking in the downtown better. We’ll get you started by asking some questions, and we’ll keep you informed about the sta...

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Public Notices
Posted on: August 25, 2020

Location Change for Document Shredding on Oct. 10th

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From 10 am to 2 pm on October 10th, Puyallup residents are invited to drop off unwanted Styrofoam for recycling. The annual document shredding event has also been rescheduled to this same day and time.

Safeway will collect clean, dry and intact Styrofoam i...

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Public Notices
Posted on: July 29, 2020

Police and Water and Streets, Oh My!

The City offers a free civics course for those interested to learn about their local government.

Puyallup 101: Your Community’s Civics will provide insight into the operations of the City over the course of eight weeks starting August 27th. Resid...

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To learn more and sign up ... Public Notices
Posted on: August 12, 2020

Senior Lunch Program at Puyallup Activity Center

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Alternative Meals to Go, a takeaway lunch service through Catholic Community Services, is now offered at the Puyallup Activity Center. Meals are provided in the form of a boxed lunch and are available for pick up Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Pre-orders ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: July 29, 2020

Dye Test in Clarks Creek on August 5th

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Pierce County will conduct another one-day dye test in Clarks Creek on Wednesday, August 5th. The red-colored dye will be used to measure and track the movement of water in the creek. The dye is not harmful to public health, fish or the aquatic environmen...

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Additional Info... Public Notices
Posted on: July 7, 2020

Claims for Damage from Downtown Gas Leak

Businesses or persons who sustained property damage from last week’s gas leak in the downtown are encouraged to file a claim with Puget Sound Energy. 

Once filed, PSE will investigate how the incident occurred, determine whether or not i...

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Public Notices
Posted on: June 29, 2020

Fireworks Regulations in the City of Puyallup

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Persons may set off consumer fireworks in the city limits of Puyallup from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm on July 4th.

Consumer fireworks are the kind which can be purchased from various retailers or at licensed firework stands. Many fireworks available for purchase ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: June 14, 2020

Puyallup City Council COVID-19 Update

The Puyallup City Council has shared an update to the community in this time of COVID-19.

The members of the Council welcome your emails and phone calls; their contact information can be found here.

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To contact the City Council ... Public Notices
Posted on: June 13, 2020

Message to the Puyallup Community

The City of Puyallup is an organization that values all people without regard to race, ethnicity, gender or background. We do not tolerate harassment or mistreatment of any kind, period.  The issues that must be addressed at this historic junctur...

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Public Notices
Posted on: May 24, 2020

Memorial Day Moment of Remembrance at 3 pm today

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Dear Puyallup Community:

We want to collectively take a moment today as your City Council to remember and honor the brave military heroes who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. On this Memorial Day, while we cannot gather in a tradi...

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Public Notices
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Dye Test in Clarks Creek on May 27th

Clarks Creek dye test photo

Pierce County will conduct a one-day dye test in Clarks Creek on Wednesday, May 27th. The red-colored dye will be used to measure and track the movement of water in the creek. The dye is not harmful to public health, fish or the aquatic environment and wi...

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Additional Info... Public Notices
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Puyallup Local Business Instagram Contest & Giveaway!

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Do you have a positive message that communicates your support for our community? If you do, please share it! Your message can help recognize the critical work that many are doing, or fortify our resolve to stay strong as we continue to navigate our way th...

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Public Notices
Posted on: April 12, 2020

City of Puyallup Prepares to Revise its 2020 and 2021 Budgets Due to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of us: individuals, families, businesses, non-profit organizations, and governments at every level. Some of these impacts are financial, and as a result we’ve all had to take a hard look at our incomes and ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Spring Clean-Up Changes

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Shredding will not be offered on May 2nd as planned. We will announce a rescheduled shredding day after the governor’s stay home order has been rescinded.

This year, your Spring Clean-Up Week is determined by your yard waste week. This will not b...

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Public Notices
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Puyallup pledges no utility shut-offs; waives late fees

The Puyallup City Council has temporarily waived late fees for utility bills.

The action was taken at a special meeting earlier this week in recognition of the potential economic hardship to residents and local businesses resulting from the state of emerge...

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Additional Info... Public Notices
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Puyallup City Council March 31st Meeting

We apologize to those who tried to tune in to the Puyallup City Council meeting of March 31st. We’re working through what went wrong. Once that’s resolved, we’ll let everyone know about future meetings and how to tune in.

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Reliably Supplying You With Safe Water

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Reliably supplying you and your family with safe drinking water is our water division’s highest priority. The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water, and customers can continue to use and drink water straight from the tap. Althou...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Governor Issues Stay Home Order; Puyallup Parks Closed

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has issued a stay home order for all residents, to remain in effect for at least two weeks. The order will close all non-essential businesses unless their employees can work from home. It allows the continued operation...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Puyallup City Council Message to Community on Covid-19 Response

The Puyallup City Council has issued a message to the public regarding the response to COVID-19.

The members of the Council welcome your emails and phone calls; their contact information can be found here.

To contact the City Council ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 23, 2020

You Don't Want a Sewer Backup (You Also Don't Want to See Pics)

Practicing good hygiene and keeping surfaces clean is essential now more than ever. But baby wipes, disinfectant wipes, paper towels and even smaller makeup-remover wipes must be thrown away in the trash. On a not-good day, wipes and other products clog p...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Puyallup Opens Call Center for Covid-19 Questions

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The City of has opened a call center at 253-864-4170 to answer questions about known service changes and  resource availability resulting from the Covid-19 outbreak.The center is staffed between 9 am and 4 pm, Monday through Friday. Persons calli...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 11, 2020

Q: Why Be Counted? A: Money, and Political Representation

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Washington state’s growing population helps fuel our economy, but it also adds traffic and impacts our schools and other public services.

Federal taxes paid around the country are returned to states, counties, and cities based on population. That...

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To learn more ... Public Notices
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Puyallup City Hall Service Changes

Puyallup City Hall will close to foot traffic on Wednesday, March 18th. All operations and services continue and we ask that persons who have questions or need assistance please call or email us, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.

In Development Serv...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 10, 2020

Puyallup City Council Public Message on COVID-19

The Puyallup City Council has issued a message to the public regarding COVID-19.

The members of the Council welcome your emails and phone calls; their contact information can be found here.

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To contact the City Council ... Public Notices
Posted on: March 11, 2020

Temporary Closure of Puyallup Activity Center

To help minimize the spread of COVID-19 and in consideration of the City of Puyallup’s priority for public safety and guidance from the Center for Disease Control, the City has temporarily closed the Puyallup Activity Center beginning Wednesday,...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 3, 2020

COVID-19 Update

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Although Pierce County has yet to report its first known case of COVID-19, the City of Puyallup is in close contact with our public health officials in addition to other community partners such as Central Pierce Fire & Rescue and the Puyallup School D...

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Additional Info... Public Notices
Posted on: March 2, 2020

COVID-19 Information

The City of Puyallup understands that many people are concerned about the COVID-19 virus. Although the CDC states the risk at this time is low for the general American public, state and regional health professionals are closely monitoring the situation an...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 6, 2020

COVID-19 Patient Being Treated in Puyallup

We want to briefly respond to the media report that a person with COVID-19 was transported today from a Kirkland senior care center to MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup. The patient was transported in accordance with MultiCare’s part...

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Public Notices
Posted on: January 15, 2020

City Gallery Art Show: Curt BoD

The Rose

On Thursday, February 20th, the City of Puyallup will host a reception for Curt BōD, the artist currently featured in “City Gallery” on the fifth floor of City Hall. BōD’s show consists of more than 20 pieces of his vivid, co...

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Public Notices
Posted on: December 16, 2019

Puyallup Property Tax Rate to Fall in 2020

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The local property tax rate imposed by the City of Puyallup will decrease from $1.54 per $1,000 AV in 2019 to $1.33 per $1,000 AV in 2020 (and this has steadily declined from a high of $1.86 per $1,000 AV in 2013). Just twelve cents of every property tax ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Pioneer Crossing Traffic Signal Now Online

The new traffic signal at Pioneer Crossing on lower Shaw Road is now operational. This signal utilizes adaptive signal technology to monitor traffic volumes and optimize vehicular movement. The new signal will coordinate with the nearby Pioneer/Shaw signa...

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Public Notices
Posted on: October 17, 2019

Utility Customer Service Hours Change

Beginning Monday, November 4th, the City's utility services customer hours will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. On Wednesdays only, the service hours will be from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (excluding holidays).

The Utility S...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Puyallup's Economic Development & Safe School Route Plans Gain Exposure

APA Washington logo

Puyallup's Downtown Economic Development Plan & Safe Routes to School Plan will be shared at the American Planning Association’s Washington Annual Conference in Tacoma on October 16th.

At the conference, a panel that will include Puyallup Sen...

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Additional Info... Public Notices
Posted on: October 1, 2019

Fall Clean-Up is Nov. 11-15

Fall clean up

Extra Garbage: On your regular garbage day, you may leave up to three extra bags of garbage for curbside pickup:

*Garbage must be in covered cans or garbage bags

*Containers or bags should not exceed 40 pounds

*Tires will not be accepted

*Place conta...

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Public Notices
Posted on: August 26, 2019

Come Learn About Your Local Government!

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The City is offering a new civics course for those interested to learn about their local government.

Puyallup 101: Your Community's Civics will provide insight into the operations of the City over the course of ten weeks. Residents and business owners as w...

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To learn more and sign up ... Public Notices
Posted on: July 9, 2019

Pollinator-Friendly Businesses: We Want to Hear From You!

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The City of Puyallup is an official Bee City, which means that we support and encourage pollinator-friendly habitat creation and enhancement on public and private properties. As our local business owners can be significant partners in this effort, we want...

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Additional Info... Public Notices
Posted on: April 29, 2019

New Reserved Parking for Puyallup Sounder Commuters

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Starting June 1, Sounder riders who park at the Puyallup station will be able to reserve a spot up to 8:00 am by purchasing a permit or signing up for a free carpool permit. The single-occupant vehicle permits go on sale Wednesday, May 1st and will be ava...

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Additional Info... Public Notices
Posted on: April 17, 2019

What's Better Than Good Eats? More Good Eats!

Tacos for food truck notice

The City has commenced with a food truck pilot program in the downtown. This six-month pilot program will continue through mid-October.

The program will allow food trucks along certain streets, on private property within the Central Business District (CBD)...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 27, 2019

Puyallup's Water: Best in the South Sound

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Q: The City of Puyallup provides clean, safe water to its customers. What could be better than that?

A: Award-winning taste!

The City of Puyallup was recently declared to have the best-tasting water in the South Sound*, and will advance to compete with othe...

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Additional Info... Public Notices
Posted on: October 30, 2018

And It’s Another Green Light!

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In 2015, the signal lights along Meridian and 3rd and 2nd Streets NE (aka “the bypass”) in Puyallup’s downtown were outfitted with a system designed to improve traffic flow by adjusting signal timings based on demand. The system was then expanded to River...

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Additional Info... Public Notices
Posted on: September 21, 2018

Puyallup Sued Over Homeless Encampment Clean-Ups

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A large Seattle-based law firm has sued the City of Puyallup and Pierce County on behalf of six homeless plaintiffs. The Seattle law firm alleges that the plaintiffs were victimized because the City and County cleaned up volumes of trash, waste and debris...

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Public Notices
Posted on: September 19, 2018

Public Safety Staffing: What's Sufficient?

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One of the most basic and critical functions of local government is the provision of public safety services. In the interest of ensuring that Puyallup’s public safety needs are met, the City commissioned a study to  determine the staffi...

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To learn more ... Public Notices
Posted on: August 30, 2018

More Sidewalks Coming to Puyallup

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The City of Puyallup is constructing $1.95 million worth of sidewalks as part of its Sidewalk Link Program.

At its August 21st meeting, the Puyallup City Council authorized two construction contracts with Reed Trucking & Excavating for the 2016 and 201...

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To read more ... Public Notices
Posted on: August 10, 2018

Initial Court Ruling on Puyallup's Pedestrian Safety Zones

Roy Ruffino, a signature gatherer, sued the City of Puyallup because the City implements pedestrian safety zones at the two busiest gates (Gold and Blue) of the Washington State Fair during the fall and spring fairs. Pedestrian safety zones are small desi...

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Public Notices
Posted on: August 7, 2018

Who Represents Me? What is my Property Zoned? Do I Live in a Floodplain?

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To answer these and other questions, the City recently added interactive mapping services to our website. The first set of these new applications make it easy to look up your City Council district and the zoning of any property. You’re ...

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To access the maps ... Public Notices
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Your Puyallup Address--In the City? Or Out?

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Many people who have Puyallup addresses naturally think they live in the city, but some of them do not. That’s because a large number of Puyallup addresses (as assigned by the US Postal Service) are located in unincorporated Pierce County, beyon...

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To access the map ... Public Notices
Posted on: July 6, 2018

Yet Another Reason to Not Leave Your Dog in Your Vehicle

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Persons who leave their pet in their vehicle on a warm day could subject the animal to stress (or worse)--and be themselves subject to a $250 fine. That's because the City of Puyallup increased the fine for confining an animal in a vehicle in a way that p...

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Public Notices
Posted on: April 13, 2018

Shaw Road Partial Long-Term Closure Starting April 19th

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Shaw Road will be closed for construction starting Thursday, April 19th between 23rd and Manorwood. Vehicles will be able to cross Shaw between Cherokee and 26th, and one northbound-only lane will be available from Cherokee/26th down to 23rd/Crystal Ridge...

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Additional Info... Public Notices
Posted on: January 25, 2018

Puyallup Utility Rate Increases to Fund Capital Needs

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In the interest of attending to important maintenance and upgrades for our aging utility systems, Puyallup’s water, sewer and stormwater rates will increase by 3.5% in 2018. This means that the average residential utility customer will pay an ad...

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Additional Info... Public Notices
Posted on: January 24, 2018

A Library in Wildwood Park? Why, Yes!

Little Free Library Wildwood Park

A local Girl Scout troop has built and installed a “Little Free Library” in Wildwood Park in Puyallup. The books offered are for all ages, from pre-readers to adults.

Troop #43636 spent nine months from start to finish on this project, ...

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Additional Info... Public Notices
Posted on: October 7, 2016

Puyallup Seeking RFQs for Hearing Examiner Services

The City is requesting proposals for the purpose of selecting a person or firm/entity to perform Hearing Examiner services.

RFQ ... Public Notices
Posted on: October 24, 2016

City Council Public Hearings for the 2017 Property Tax Levy and the 2017 City Budget

Notice is hereby given that the Puyallup City Council will hold two public hearings: one for the proposed 2017 budget and one for the 2017 Property Tax Levy. The public hearings are scheduled as follows:

• Tuesday, November 15, 2016 (2017 Property Tax...Read on...

Public Notices
Posted on: October 3, 2016

2017 Recommended Budget Available for Review and Comment

The City of Puyallup's budget is the means by which your elected officials determine how to spend limited revenues. As such, the budget reflects key policy decisions, and decides how programs and services are prioritized. Public input is welcome and encou...Read on...

City Manager's 2017 Recommended Budget Public Notices
Posted on: September 15, 2016

Salmon Springs Phase 2 Project - RFQ

INTRODUCTION:

The City of Puyallup (“City”) is requesting Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) to provide consulting, design, and engineering services for the Salmon Springs Phase 2 Project. All services are to be performed or supervised by persons appro...Read on...

Public Notices

News Flash

Posted on: June 10, 2019

Puyallup Conducts Nation's Largest Volcano Evacuation Drill

Volcano evac route sign

The Washington Military Department recognized Puyallup for coordinating the largest volcano evacuation drill ever in the United States, with more than 8,000 students from 20 different schools walking part of their lahar evacuation routes.

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To read the article ... Puyallup in the News
Posted on: July 31, 2018

South Sound Business on Puyallup's Diverse Economy

Reporting for South Sound Business, Andrew Fickes explains how Puyallup's diverse economy helps make it a Pierce County powerhouse.

To read the article ... Puyallup in the News
Posted on: July 13, 2018

Another Little Free Library in Puyallup

Thanks to the work of volunteers, there's another Little Free Library in Puyallup. Article by Allison Needles.

To read the article ... Puyallup in the News
Posted on: April 6, 2018

SR 167 Extension (Tacoma Weekly)

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An article by Steven Dunkelberger in the Tacoma Weekly describes progress being made to extend SR 167 from Puyallup to Tacoma. This project will construct the remaining four miles of SR 167 between Meridian in Puyallup and I-5 in Tacoma.

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Posted on: March 27, 2018

SR 167 Extension Project Update (It's Good News!)

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For several years, the City of Puyallup has worked to ensure the best of two options for the future SR 167/Meridian/Valley Avenue interchange when SR 167 is extended between Meridian and I-5.

As described on the City's website, Puyallup has consistently ad...

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Posted on: October 31, 2016

KIRO 7 Reports on WSU Puyallup's Work to Protect Waterways

At WSU Puyallup, researchers are trying to figure out how to best protect our local waterways from toxic chemicals. KIRO 7's Jeff Dubois explains more.

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Posted on: September 21, 2016

Puyallup Purchases Land for Future Public Safety Building

On August 23, 2016, the Puyallup City Council approved the purchase of 3.06 acres of land on 39th Avenue SE as the possible future location of a new public safety building.

This action was taken pursuant to the Council's stated interest in eventually ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 2, 2016

Puyallup North Neighborhood Streets Improvements Project Wins Award

The Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce's special publication "Building with Concrete" featured the 2016 Excellence in Concrete Construction Award Winners as chosen by the Washington Aggregates and Concrete Association. Page 7 describes Puyallup'...Read on...

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