John Caulfield (253) 983-7703 • Fax (253)
City Manager


December 9th, 2016


To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

Jingle Bell Rock 5K & 1 Mile Kids Run

Looking to make up for overindulging during Thanksgiving this year? The City of Lakewood is offering a healthy, fun way to do so.

TOMORROW! The City will hold its annual Jingle Bell Rock 5K & 1 Mile Kids Run , presented by Lakewood’s own St. Clare Hospital.

Both runs take place at Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave., Lakewood. The 5K begins 10 a.m., and the kids run will begin shortly afterward. Cost is $15 for the 5K; the 1 Mile run is free.

In addition to the runs, the day will feature a holiday costume contests for both humans and dogs, prizes and much, much more.

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Snow and Ice Response Priorities

Winter is here! When cold weather comes, take extra time and planning to reach your destination safely. Lakewood Public Works will be working to keep your daily commute free of hazards. Take a moment to review your route on our priority response map for snow and ice(PDF) .









South Tacoma Way Improvements Between SR-512 and 96th St S on hold

The roadway improvement project on South Tacoma Way (between SR-512 and 96th St S), will be on hold until after winter.  If motorists notice safety concerns with the project they should contact Paul Candler – Project Manager with the City of Lakewood. You can read more about current projects at City of Lakewood Public Works  online.


Santa's Workshop Tomorrow Morning at Four Heroes Elementary

"Santa's Workshop" is being held tomorrow at Four Heroes Elementary, 10:00am. Project Homeless Connect will present hot meals, games, pictures with Santa and more. This is a community event open to the public, with the purpose of connecting low-income families healthcare enrollment, medical and dental resources, and more. For more information, you can read about the event in the Suburban Times .

Mr. Charlie Maxwell recognized for his dedication to community service 

Council with Charlie Maxwell, LeMay

City Council recognized Charlie Maxwell for his 23 years of service. He was presented with a special proclamation, as well as a copy of "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein. As Public Relations Director and former General Manager, he worked to improve waste reduction efforts through environmentally safe and efficient recycling and composting methods. He has served as President of the Clover Park Rotary Club, and he was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award by the Lakewood First Lions in 2004.  He has raised many dollars and committed many hours to the community, from campaigning for cityhood to advocating for increased support of public parks, schools and more. 


Police Officer Brian Weekes and Police Officer Arron Grant recognized with Life Saving Awards

This week, West Pierce Fire and Rescue  recognized the quick response and decision-making prowess of Lakewood Police Officers Brian Weekes and Arron Grant. Their action helped to save the life of one of our residents while first responders were on their way. You can view more pictures at West Pierce Fire and Rescue and listen to the astonishing story as told on Monday night in Council Chambers.  


Business showcase Classy Chassis, Mr. Corey Campbell, President

The City Council recognized Corey Campbell, President of Classy Chassis, as this month's business showcase. Mr Campbell has been an active member of the Lakewood community, and he has worked to both to create an innovative car detailing, service, and cafe business, and to create community value through fundraising and in-kind donations. You can read more about his contribution to Lakewood in this month's Economic Development Business Showcase .

City Council

The City Council will be holding a study session on Monday, December 12, 2016, beginning at 7:00 p.m., in the City Hall Council Chambers located at 6000 Main Street SW.  Agenda items for the meeting include:

December 12, 2016 - Study Session

  • Rental housing safety program update
  • Review of 3rd Quarter Financial Report
  • Prosecution services update
  • Review of Lakeland Street property end

Following the study session on Monday, December 12,  the City Council will hold a Special Meeting in the City Hall Council Chambers :

December 12, 2016 - Special Meeting - Following Study Session

  • Approve Transportation Benefit District assumption

The City Council will be holding a special meeting on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, beginning at 6:00 p.m., in the City Hall Council Chambers located at 6000 Main Street SW.  Agenda items for the meeting include:

December 14, 2016 - Special Meeting(6:00 PM) - Joint Legislators

  • 2017-2019 Legislative Agenda, Legislative Policy Manual

December 19, 2016 Regular Meeting - Cancelled

December 27, 2016 Tuesday Study Session - Cancelled