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

January 24, 2014
WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN
To: Mayor and Members of the City Council
From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager

Topics of Interest and Updates

I-5 Traffic Pattern Study

Over the next two weeks, crews will study traffic patterns between Interstate 5 interchanges, Joint Base Lewis-McChord and the greater Lakewood area.

But they aren’t going to use traffic-counting devices. No one is going to be standing on a corner counting cars, either.

As part of an “Origin-Destination” study being conducted by the Washington State Department of Transportation – which is part of a larger I-5 JBLM Interchange Justification Report (IJR) - crews will be installing solar-powered devices that can pick up Bluetooth signals and track the routes of drivers.

Those devices will track how many vehicles use I-5 to access JBLM and surrounding areas. That data will help determine the South Sound’s transportation future in terms of what improvements are needed in one of the most congested regions in the state.

Click here to read more about the project and the device  that will be used to track traffic patterns.

January 17, 2014
WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN
To: Mayor and Members of the City Council
From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager

Topics of Interest and Updates

11th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on January 18

On January 18, the City of Lakewood will celebrate its cultural diversity with the 11th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration  . This year’s theme - “The Dream Begins” – commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

The free event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon, at the McGavick Conference Center at Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Boulevard SW, Lakewood.

The celebration features an array of cultural performances from Lakewood. This year’s lineup includes:

January 3, 2014
WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN
To: Mayor and Members of the City Council
From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager

Topics of Interest and Updates

City Unveils New-Look Newsletter, Online Edition

The City of Lakewood’s newsletter underwent an aesthetic and digital facelift for 2014.

This week, residents and online users are experiencing the improved Connections newsletter for the first time. The Winter 2014 issue began arriving in Lakewood mailboxes Thursday.

In an age of decreased content, Connections readers will notice an increase of news stories and articles compared to previous issues. The Winter 2014 edition includes:

January 10, 2014
WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN
To: Mayor and Members of the City Council
From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager

Topics of Interest and Updates

Mayor Anderson Delivers ‘State of the City’ To Chamber

Lakewood Mayor Don Anderson delivered the first "State of the City" address of 2014 on Thursday during the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon at Great American Casino.

The presentation covered everything from the City's finances to economic development to its commitment to the military to improving communication with residents.

The City will be posting a copy of the presentation on our website in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.