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

Sept. 9, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

Monday, Sept. 12: Joint 9/11 Ceremony with West Pierce

  • WHAT: City of Lakewood/West Pierce Fire & Rescue Joint 9/11 Commemoration
  • WHEN: Noon, Monday, Sept. 12, 2016
  • WHERE: Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St. SW
  • WHO: The public is invited to attend this free event

To commemorate the tragic events of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, the City of Lakewood and West Pierce Fire and Rescue will conduct a joint ceremony to remember those who sacrificed during and after the attacks.

The commemoration, which will take place outside of Lakewood City Hall, will feature comments from Mayor Don Anderson, Fire Chief Jim Sharp, Police Chief Mike Zaro and Col. Jerry Turner of 2nd Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The event will also include a presentation from the West Pierce and Lakewood Police Honor Guards, as well as an invocation.

Sept. 2, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

Officer's Efforts Shared on Social Media

You know when we talk about some of "good things that often go unnoticed?" Well, here's a great example, courtesy of Police. Instagram user JerDear @fitjd4life posted about an innocuous interaction between a woman and one of our officers: https://www.instagram.com/p/BJerFwoDJ12/?taken-by=fitjd4life&hl=en

Aug. 19, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

Heat Warning

A period of hot weather began Thursday and will continue into Saturday in Western Washington. High temperatures will break records in many locations. Some locations in the Southwest Interior will be close to 100 degrees on Friday. Temperatures at night will also be warm with lows only dropping into the mid 50s to mid 60s. The urban heat island effect will keep the warmest  temperatures at night in the Seattle metro area.

A prolonged period of warm to hot weather across the region will mainly impact people in urban areas who are in poor health. People living in buildings without air conditioning could also be impacted  Any fires that start on Thursday or Friday will grow rapidly in the hot, dry and breezy conditions.

Emergency Management Coordinator Christine Badger says that if Lakewood residents need to escape the heat, the Lakewood branch of the Pierce County Library System and Senior Activity Center are designated cooling centers. She advises:

  • Stay hydrated
  • Try to sit in the shade
  • Check in often on elderly or homebound residents

Aug. 26, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

Abatement Program Update

According to a presentation from the City of Lakewood, nearly 30 structures are under abatement, in the process of being abated or pending potential abatement so far this year.

It was all part of a presentation made to the Lakewood City Council on Monday, Aug. 21, 2016. Program Manager Jeff Gumm offered a summary of the City's efforts to address potentially dangerous and nuisance buildings identified in Lakewood's abatement program. Some highlights from this year:

  • Lakewood has seen completed 10 abatements in 2016, nine of which consisted of dangerous buildings and another was a rental relocation. Of this year's abatements, seven were completed by the owner, and the City completed the other three. The work has been worth nearly $27 million
  • Lakewood has eight structures that are under an abatement complaint or order
  • Lakewood has 11 potentially dangerous buildings the City is currently monitoring or pending abatement action

Aug. 12, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

New Lakewood Index Out

The City of Lakewood has posted its latest copy of the Lakewood Index , its official Economic Development E-newsletter.

In this issue, users can read articles about:

  • An update on the exciting Motor Avenue Project
  • The latest in a slew of new restaurants coming to Lakewood
  • Diamond Designs Unlimited and Bite Me! Inc., two local businesses honored as the City's Business Showcase
  • The latest economic statistics about Economic Development in Lakewood

Click on the image above to view the latest Lakewood Index.