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


August 1, 2014
To: Mayor and Members of the City Council
From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager

Topics of Interest and Updates

Assistant Police Chief on ‘Washington’s Most Wanted’

This week, Lakewood residents might see a familiar face on the show, "Washington's Most Wanted."

Mike Zaro, Assistant Police Chief of the Lakewood Police Department, recently conducted an interview regarding a 2012 drug-related homicide at an apartment complex on San Francisco Avenue Southwest. Authorities already have six people in custody (including the alleged shooter), but one person remains on the run.

"Our investigators have done a great job on this case," Zaro said. "Hopefully, with the public's help, we will be able to locate this final person."

"Washington’s Most Wanted" will air this Friday at 9:30 p.m., on Joe TV and 10:30 p.m., on Q13 FOX.

Almost 200 ‘Do The Waughop’

Almost 200 partners purchased tickets to attend the Partners for Parks event, "Do The Waughop," on Saturday, July 26 at Fort Steilacoom Park .

The purpose of the evening was to raise funds to improve the trail around Waughop Lake. Guests were able to enjoy a delicious dinner catered by Carrs Restaurant, a poker walk, dancing to music by the YMCA band and a horse-drawn hayride around Waughop Lake.

Thanks to all the partners who helped make this event such a big success!

Lakewood Asian Film Fest

The Lakewood Asian Film Fest  continues on Saturday, August 2 and Sunday, August 3. Saturday's film is the spellbinding Chinese classic "To Live". The Chang Hee Suk drummers start things off at 7 p.m. and “To Live” is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Sunday's pre-show features the Okinawa Taiko Drummer starting at 2 p.m. The moving Japanese - American Internment documentary "All We Could Carry" shows at 2:30 p.m. and the "Best Foreign Film" award winner from Korea titled "The Front Line" shows at 3 p.m.

All seating is on a first-come basis. All films are sub-titled except “All We Could Carry”. For additional details call the Lakewood Playhouse Box Office at (253) 588-0144 or go to

Mayor Gives Coin to France Rangers Museum

The City of Lakewood's appreciation for members and families of the military is known throughout the region.

But it's also understood an ocean away. Check out this picture from Mayor Don Anderson to see what we mean.

While overseas, the Mayor got the opportunity to present an official Lakewood coin to the staff at Musee des Rangers  (the Ranger Musem) in Normandy, France.

The museum commemorates the heroism of the 2nd Ranger Battalion at Pointe du Hoc on D-Day.

Economic Development

Lakewood ‘Neighborhoods’ Segment on YouTube

The City of Lakewood's recent segement on "Comcast Neighborhoods" is online!

The show, hosted by TV personality Sabrina Register, has been available on Comcast customers' On-Demand service for months. Now, the segment is on YouTube.

Film crews visted Lakewood last spring. They talked to locals who spoke on the community's past, present and future. To view the segment, watch it above or visit  .


National Night Out

Next Tuesday, August 5 is National Night Out! There's still time to organize your neighborhood party and get it registered with the City. Lakewood Police Department personnel are eager to visit with you and learn more about what makes your neighborhood unique. Don't know if your neighborhood is already having a party? Want to organize one and don't know where to start? Contact Community Service Officer Mike Miller at (253) 983-7856 or via email at Hope to see you next week.

Parks, Recreation and Community Services

Farmers Market Video

Want to check out the sights and sounds of this past week’s Lakewood Farmers Market? Check out our YouTube video:  .

Council Meetings

The City Council will be holding a regular meeting on Monday, August 4, beginning at 7:00 p.m., in the City Hall Council Chambers located at 6000 Main Street SW. Agenda items for the meeting include:

  • Clover Park School District Report
  • Adopt subdivision code amendments
  • Adopt Shoreline Master Plan
  • Adopt boarding houses regulations
  • Approve WSDOT agreement for right-of-entry and construction management for Madigan Access Phase 2
  • Approving a Lakewood Water District ILA relative to constructing water mains along Bridgeport Way from 83rd St. SW to 75th St. W
  • Approving an agreement with WSDOT for reimbursement of construction costs relative to the Madigan Access project
  • Approve amendment to an agreement with Zayo for cabling fiber along Steilacoom Blvd from Durango to Farwest Drive SW

The City Council will be holding a study session on Monday, August 11, beginning at 7:00 p.m., in the City Hall Council Chambers located at 6000 Main Street SW. Agenda items for the meeting include:

  • Economic Development update
  • Franchises update
  • Boards and Commissions update