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

Oct. 28, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

Truck and Tractor Day: Saturday, Oct. 29

Rain or shine, head on out to the City of Lakewood's annual hay-riding, tricked-trucking, pumpkin-picking party known as 10th Annual Truck and Tractor Day.

The event runs from noon to 3 p.m., at Fort Steilacoom Park.

As its name implies, there will be trucks. There will be tractors. There will also be plenty of other reasons Truck and Tractor Day will be a great experience for you and the family. Here are some of our favorites:

Oct. 14, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

Storm, Wind Forecasted To Hit Puget Sound Region

With the amount of rain the Puget Sound may receive, rain and wind will start knocking leaves off of trees. Storm drains may cause some urban flooding.

Christine Badger, the City of Lakewood's Emergency Management Coordinator, advises neighborhoods to clean leaves off of storm drains (see related item below).

FORECAST SPECIFICS

A potentially strong Pacific storm system will affect the region on Saturday and Sunday. Models continue to show a very deep surface low tracking into the area that may bring heavier precipitation and even stronger winds than Thursday's system.  In addition to rainfall and winds, this system will also bring seas greater than 30 feet to the coastal waters of Washington and the potential for significant coastal flooding. The details regarding the nature of the impacts of this storm, including the specific timing, location, strength and type of hazards, are dependent upon the track and strength of the surface low, which is not certain at this time.      

Sept. 23, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

Truck and Tractor Day: Oct. 15

On Saturday,  Oct. 15, 2016, the City of Lakewood will throw a hay-riding, tricked-trucking, pumpkin-picking party known as 10th Annual Truck and Tractor Day.

The always-popular event runs from noon to 3 p.m., at Fort Steilacoom Park. As its name implies, there will be trucks. There will be tractors. There will also be plenty of other reasons Truck and Tractor Day will be a great experience for you and the family. Here are some of our favorites:

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Oct. 7, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

City Manager Presents Proposed 2017-18 Budget

On Oct. 3, 2016, City Manager John Caulfield presented the 2017/2018 Proposed Biennial Budget to the Lakewood City Council.

Overall, the proposed budget maintains current levels of service in public safety, economic development, recreation and development services, while it increases services in street and park improvements.

The proposed budget is compliant with the City’s financial policies:

  •        Balanced budget that does not include reductions in services
  •        Does not use oneā€time monies for ongoing programs
  •        Operating expenditures do not exceed operating revenues
  •        Maintains reserves

Sept. 16, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

'Connections Magazine' Arrives in Mailboxes

Arriving in mailboxes beginning today: The Fall 2016 edition of the award-winning #IamLakewood Connections Magazine. In this issue:

  • Update on the Motor Avenue Project
  • More dining options coming to Lakewood
  • Update on transportation, parks projects
  • 20th Anniversary "Future Leaders" Letter-Writing Winners.

Don't want to wait for your copy? You can view an electronic version of the magazine here: /communications/connections