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Posted on: July 10, 2019

June 2019

PIONEER PARK PAVILION: June was an extremely busy month at the Pioneer Park Pavilion, hosting 25 events in the building!

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Posted on: June 13, 2019

May 2019

PUYALLUP LAHAR EVACUATION EXERCISE: The City of Puyallup, in collaboration with the Puyallup School District, conducted one of the largest volcanic evacuation exercises in North America on May 17th.

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

April 2019

PAINT TO LEARN: The Paint to Learn program is grant-funded in partnership with Pierce County Library.

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

March 2019

HOOP SHOOT AND HOT SPOT: Fifty basketball players between the ages of seven and 12 came to the Puyallup Recreation Center on March 6th to compete for the Hoop Shoot and Hot Spot Championship.

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

February 2019

PROPOSED NEW DEVELOPMENT: Over the past month, City Development Review staff held pre-application meetings with proponents of the following potential new development projects:

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Posted on: February 19, 2019

January 2019

NEW FACES JOIN PPD IN JANUARY: We are so excited to be able to share some news about new faces at the Puyallup Police Department in January.

Additional Info... City Manager's Update
Posted on: January 18, 2019

December 2018

SERVE OUR COMMUNITY ON A CITIZEN BOARD OR COMMISSION:When we say we couldn’t do it without you, we mean it!


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Posted on: December 12, 2018

November 2018

"HOUSING OPTIONS" CODE AMENDMENTS PUBLIC HEARING: The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, December 12th to consider proposed zoning code text amendments.

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

October 2018

JOINT EMERGENCY RESPONSE EXERCISE: The City of Puyallup’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) team participated with the City of Lakewood’s EOC team in a joint emergency response functional exercise on October 11th.

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Posted on: October 9, 2018

September 2018

CONSTITUTION DAY: On Constitution Day, September 17th, Puyallup Municipal Court Judge Andrea Beall spoke to two sixth grade classes at Edgemont Jr. High.

Additional Info... City Manager's Update
Posted on: September 12, 2018

August 2018

COMMUNITY CAMPOUT: Bradley Lake Park was open for camping on August 11th and more than 100 people braved the rain to spend the night in the park.

Additional Info... City Manager's Update

News Flash

Posted on: March 27, 2019

23rd Ave SE Water Tank Improvements

T BAILEY, INC. has contracted with the City of Puyallup to perform safety and coating improvements to the 23rd Ave SE water storage tank. The project is scheduled to begin April 1st and conclude in August. This project will generate noise through the oper...

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Closures & Construction
Posted on: December 21, 2018

Shaw Road OPEN 23rd to Manorwood

Shaw Road open mayor with sign

This project was completed on time and within budget. We thank you for your questions and comments, and hope you enjoy the improvements.

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

2020 Special Event Sponsorship Requests

The City of Puyallup is accepting applications for city sponsorship of community special events to be held in 2020. Applications should include requests for city services, facilities, or other needs expressed by the event organizers. All applications and ...

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

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

Bee near white blossoms

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: May 9, 2019

Solid Waste Collection Schedule Changes

DM Disposal garbage bin

Starting next week, your garbage, yard waste and recycling pick-up day may change. DM Disposal is changing the collection schedule for many of its customers in order to balance the number of customers served each day.

In accordance with these route changes...

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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

Glass of water

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!

Green traffic signal

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.

If yo...

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Posted on: June 29, 2018

Fishing in Bradley Lake Park: New Restrictions

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The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife has adopted a rule change regarding fishing in Bradley Lake. Beginning July 1st, fishing will be restricted to juveniles (under the age of 15), seniors, and disabled persons who possess a designated har...

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

Shaw Road Partial Long-Term Closure Starting April 19th

under construction

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!)

SR 167 vicinity map

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

jamieHannah

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

Farris Henke broom

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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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: 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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Posted on: November 28, 2018

Puyallup PD Recognized for DUI Enforcement Efforts

WSLCB award to PPD

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

under construction

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 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

Trench Photo that led to LI Citation

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

jamieHannah

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

Farris Henke broom

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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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Parks & Recreation Want to Hear From You

The PROS Plan creates a vision and strategic implementation plan to provide opportunities for citizens to live active and healthy lifestyles, experience vibrant community spaces, connect with nature and identify integral elements of a dynamic community. T...

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Posted on: June 5, 2019

Puyallup Recreation Center Sports Fields—Play More Ball!

pitcher wound up best

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
Posted on: June 29, 2018

Fishing in Bradley Lake Park: New Restrictions

The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife has adopted a rule change regarding fishing in Bradley Lake. Beginning July 1st, fishing will be restricted to juveniles (under the age of 15), seniors, and disabled persons who possess a designated har...

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News Flash

Posted on: September 19, 2018

Public Safety Staffing: What's Sufficient?

Cops on Bikes

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 staffing levels ...

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To learn more ... Police Department News

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

Notice of Public Hearing

Notice is given that the Puyallup City Council will conduct a public hearing regarding the surplus of city-owned utility equipment.  The public hearing will be conducted at the regular City Council meeting on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at 6:30 p.m...

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Public Notices
Posted on: July 9, 2019

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

Bee near white blossoms

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...

Read on...

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

Solid Waste Collection Schedule Changes

DM Disposal garbage bin

Starting next week, your garbage, yard waste and recycling pick-up day may change. DM Disposal is changing the collection schedule for many of its customers in order to balance the number of customers served each day.

In accordance with these route changes...

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

New Reserved Parking for Puyallup Sounder Commuters

PuyallupSounder

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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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

Glass of water

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: October 30, 2018

And It’s Another Green Light!

Green traffic signal

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 21, 2018

Puyallup Sued Over Homeless Encampment Clean-Ups

Encampment example

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?

Cops on Bikes

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

Sidewalk pic

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?

Critical areas cropped

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: August 1, 2018

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

Where pin

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.

If yo...

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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

Dog in car

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: June 29, 2018

Fishing in Bradley Lake Park: New Restrictions

The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife has adopted a rule change regarding fishing in Bradley Lake. Beginning July 1st, fishing will be restricted to juveniles (under the age of 15), seniors, and disabled persons who possess a designated har...

Read on...

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

Shaw Road Partial Long-Term Closure Starting April 19th

under construction

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: January 25, 2018

Puyallup Utility Rate Increases to Fund Capital Needs

Salmon Springs main replacement

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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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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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...

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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)

WSDOT map image

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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To read the article ... Puyallup in the News
Posted on: March 27, 2018

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

SR 167 vicinity map

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...

Read on...

For more information ... Puyallup in the News
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.

To read the article ... Puyallup in the News
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...

Puyallup in the News
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...

To read the article ... Puyallup in the News