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

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. 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.

July 29, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

Police: June Crime Stats

The Lakewood Police Department has released its crime statistics for June 2016. A few highlights:

  • Overall crime is down 23 percent compared to June 2015 and is slightly under the rate for the year
  • Violent crime is down 18 percent compared to the same time in 2015
  • Property crimes are down 27 percent compared to June 2015

 

Read the Lakewood Police Department's June 2016 Crime Statistics

 

Lakewood Asian Film Fest July 30-Aug 1

The Lakewood Arts Commission proudly presents the 4th Annual “Lakewood Asian Film Fest,” Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, Aug. 1.

The free festival – which will be held at the Lakewood Elks - will feature five emotional, thought-provoking Asian films (some subtitles) that cover an array of genres and tastes, beginning with the internationally acclaimed Australian–Laotian film, “The Rocket." Here is the festival's full film schedule:

Film Schedule:

Aug. 5, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

National Night Out

On Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, the Lakewood community celebrated National Night Out, a national effort that helps neighbors connect with their neighbors, as well as the men and women who protect and serve them.

From American Lake Park to the Legacy Park Apartments, City of Lakewood representatives canvassed the community, connecting with event-goers who  grilled hotdogs, handed out prizes and simply took action in their community.

Representatives from the City of Lakewood included all members of the Lakewood City Council,City Manager and Police Chief. Thanks for having us!

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

July 22, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

JBLM Airshow and Warrior Expo, Aug. 27-28

The 2016 JBLM Airshow and Warrior Expo at McChord Field Aug. 27-28 is just five weeks away. JBLM’s first air show since 2012 will feature the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron—Thunderbirds, the U.S. Army Parachute Demonstration Team—Golden Knights, and more than a dozen other aerial performances, all scheduled to perform each day.

The Airshow and Warrior Expo is free and open to the public. Gates open at 9 a.m. and flying is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. both days.

Here’s a list of the scheduled performers in alphabetical order: