John Caulfield (253) 983-7703 • Fax (253) 589-3774JCaulfield@cityoflakewood.us
City Manager

August 22, 2014
WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN
To: Mayor and Members of the City Council
From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager

Topics of Interest and Updates

Public Hearing on Vehicle Licensing Fee on Monday, Aug. 25

On Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, the Lakewood City Council, acting as the Board of the Transportation Benefit District, will conduct a public hearing on whether to implement of a $20 Motor Vehicle Licensing Fee (VLF) to finance 11 new pavement and other transportation improvement projects between 2015 and 2020.

The VLF is expected to generate $4.08 million between 2015 and 2020. The funding, coupled with existing City revenue totaling $5.06 million, will finance the pavement and transportation projects totaling $9.14 million in improvements between 2015 and 2020.

If adopted by the TBD Board, the Vehicle Licensing Fee (VLF) would be collected by the Washington State Department of Licensing and would not go into effect until early 2015. For more information, visithttp://goo.gl/UZCWrf  .

August 15, 2014
WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN
To: Mayor and Members of the City Council
From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager

Topics of Interest and Updates

Night Closures, Slowdowns on I-5

Drivers on northbound and southbound Interstate 5 will encounter several nights of double and triple lane closures and rolling slowdowns next week in Lakewood, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. Drivers entering I-5 will be temporarily delayed at on-ramps near the work zones during the rolling slowdowns. Crews will install sign bridges for “smart highway” devices. The devices help WSDOT manage traffic and relay roadway information to the public. To view a schedule of the work, visit http://goo.gl/jN1omA  .

August 1, 2014
WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN
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.

August 8, 2014
WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN
To: Mayor and Members of the City Council
From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager

Topics of Interest and Updates

Lakewood Celebrates ‘National Night Out’

On Tuesday, Aug. 5, the community celebrated National Night Out with neighborhood parties throughout the City of Lakewood.

Lakewood City Councilmembers, Congressman Denny Heck, members of the Lakewood Police Department and other representatives stopped by the 40 or so neighborhood celebrations that took place throughout community, from parks to neighbors' back yards.

All of them showed how fun and important it is for neighbors to meet their neighbors and take ownership in their community.

To view pictures of the event, visit the City of Lakewood's Facebook page  .

July 25, 2014
WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN
To: Mayor and Members of the City Council
From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager

Topics of Interest and Updates

Eggleston Named ‘Officer of the Year’

During its annual award ceremony July 23, the Lakewood Police Department awarded its first-ever Officer of the Year Award to Det. Brent Eggleston. Det. Eggleston has been with LPD since its inception in 2004, and he has been in law enforcement for almost two decades. He is generally considered the best interviewer in Lakewood, and he brings a professionalism to the job that few can bring. "I work with outstanding people," he said. "I'm extremely humbled to receive this award considering the company I keep, the great men and women I work with."

Police also handed out several awards for officers’ great work. To see a full photo gallery, visit the City’s Facebook page.  To watch our video coverage, visithttp://youtu.be/7J7kUhS7L_Y?list=UU-N1nGMhcrCQUvNwBwNMCcA  .

Pavement Projects/Motor Vehicle License Fee

On Monday, July 21, the Lakewood City Council, acting in its capacity as a Transportation Benefit District (TBD) Board, approved a motion to set Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, as the date for a public hearing on implementation of a $20 Motor Vehicle Licensing Fee (VLF) to finance 11 new pavement and other transportation improvement projects between 2015 and 2020.

The VLF is expected to generate $4.08 million between 2015 and 2020. The funding, coupled with existing City revenue totaling $5.06 million, will finance the pavement and transportation projects totaling $9.14 million in improvements between 2015 and 2020.

If adopted by the TBD Board, the Vehicle Licensing Fee (VLF) would be collected by the Washington State Department of Licensing and would not go into effect until early 2015.

For more information, visit http://goo.gl/3X6FcX  .