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Cultural Banners Installed Along South Tacoma Way

Bienvenido. Velkomin. Mabuhay. Welcome.

Whatever language you prefer, the message is the same: Check out the global array of cuisine and shopping in Lakewood's International District.

The City of Lakewood has installed International District cultural banners on light poles along the South Tacoma Way Corridor. Some of the bright, locally designed banners, funded by a lodging tax grant, were hung Thursday, and the remainder will go up Monday, Dec. 16. The banners will provide increased awareness of Lakewood’s large International District - which offers goods from an array of cultures and ethnicities, including Korean, Latino and Vietnamese.

The City plans to complement the banners with a tourism promotion and outreach program in the upcoming months to highlight the many cultural restaurants and shopping opportunities located in this District.

Coffee with the Mayor Tuesday, December 10th

Please join me for Coffee with the Mayor on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 7:30 a.m.

We will meet at St. Clare Hospital, 4908 112th Street SW in the Resource Center.

Our guest speaker will be Dave Bugher, Assistant City Manager/ Community Development who will give a Point Defiance Bypass Update.

If you have any questions, please contact Briana Schumacher at (253) 983-7705. I hope to see you there!

Mayor Don Anderson

No RSVP is needed.

Thanksgiving Closures

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, offices at Lakewood City Hall and the Lakewood Police Station will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29. They will reopen Monday, Dec. 2.

If you have an after-hours, Public Works-related emergency, please contact (253) 267-1628. If you have an after-hours, Police-related matter, contact (253) 830-5000 or 911 if it’s an emergency.

City Launches “Traffic Tuesday” on Facebook

The weekly feature will answer the community's traffic questions

Have you ever wondered why certain traffic signals have those little blue lights? Are those cameras on top of traffic signals recording me? Am I supposed to stop if a school bus on the other side of the road is offloading kids?

The City of Lakewood knows people have traffic-related questions for which no one ever seems to give a specific answer. That’s why today, the City launched a new feature on its Facebook page called “Traffic Tuesday .”

The best part of this weekly feature? The community drives it. Ask a question, get an answer from the experts the Transportation Division of the Public Works Department. While some questions relate to stuff outside of our jurisdiction, we’ll do our best to get an answer, or at least point users in the right direction. For example, the first installment of “Traffic Tuesday” featured a user question about cameras at intersections.

To read “Traffic Tuesday” and other informative content, don’t forget to “Like” the City’s Facebook page, which you can visit by clicking here .

Coffee with the Mayor Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Please join me for Coffee with the Mayor on Tuesday, November 19, 2013  at 7:30 a.m.

We will meet at St. Clare Hospital, 4908 112th Street SW in the Resource Center.

Our guest speaker will be Dan Penrose, Program Manager who will give a South Sound Military and Communities Partnership Update.

If you have any questions, please contact Briana Schumacher at (253) 983-7705.  I hope to see you there!


Mayor Don Anderson