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Preventing Cyber Crime & Business Identity Theft

City of Lakewood Partners with Pierce County to present "Preventing Cyber Crime & Business Identity Theft"

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March 20th at Lakewood City Hall

Preventing Cyber Crime & Business Identity Theft Flyer

Camp Murray to Open New Gate on Friday

Camp Murray will officially open its new gate at midnight on Friday, March 8. The new gate entrance is located at the intersection of Portland Avenue and Boundary Street, and will be the access point for Camp Murray commuters.

The effort to design and build a new Camp Murray gate began several years ago in partnership with the City of Lakewood. The current gate is located at Berkeley Street and Union Avenue and will now be used solely for commercial vehicles during defined hours.

“The new Camp Murray gate will provide a safer avenue to work for our employees, and will lessen some of the current traffic challenges in the surrounding community. We believe the new gate serves the overall best interests of Tillicum and Camp Murray,” said Major General Bret Daugherty, The Adjutant General and Director of the Washington Military Department.

Approximately 1,000 citizen-soldiers, airmen and civilian employees commute to Camp Murray during the week. Camp Murray’s tactical military vehicles and approximately 50 full-time employees are being transitioned over to the Washington Army National Guard’s new Combined Support Maintenance Shop on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. CSMS is the maintenance center for Army National Guard wheeled vehicles in western Washington.

The $2.8 million contract to build the new gate was awarded to Berschauer Construction of Olympia, and was funded with federal money; construction began in October 2011. In addition, the Washington Military Department spent approximately $1 million for traffic calming measures outside of the new gate in the Tillicum community. Tucci & Sons Incorporated of Tacoma, and Berschauer Construction were awarded the contracts to complete the traffic calming measures.

Coffee with the Mayor - February 19, 2013

Coffee With the Mayor

Please Note New Day and Location

Please join me for Coffee with the Mayor on Tuesday, February 19th at 7:30 a.m. We will meet in the City Hall Council Chambers, 6000 Main Street SW, in Lakewood.  This is the Tuesday following the President’s Day Holiday.

Our guest speakers will be Parks, Recreation and Community Services Director Mary Dodsworth and Lt. Steve Mauer who will give a presentation on the City’s emergency planning efforts.

If you have any questions, please contact Executive Assistant Deanne Wegmann at (253) 983-7702.  I hope to see you there!

Mayor Don Anderson



Lakewood 2012 Year End Report

Lakewood 2012 Year End Report

City Manager's Weekly Info Bulletin 2/8/2013

February 8, 2013
To: Mayor and Members of the City Council
From: Andrew Neiditz, City Manager

  • Pierce County Regional Council (PCRC): The annual General Assembly of the PCRC was held in Fife on February 7th, with most cities and towns in Pierce County represented. Mayor Anderson, Deputy Mayor Whalen, Councilmember Barth, as well as the city manager, ass’t city manager/development, and public works director were in attendance from Lakewood. The guest speakers included Garrison Commander Chuck Hodges from JBLM, Kitsap Commissioner Josh Brown who is the president of the Puget Sound Regional Council, and Robert Puentes, a senior fellow from the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Council. The focus of the workshop was on transportation infrastructure and its critical connection to the success of our regional economy.
  • CPSD board president and superintendent meet with mayor and city manager: Superintendent LeBeau and board president Carole Jacobs met with Mayor Anderson and the city manager on February 8th to review progress of the collaborative efforts between the City and the District.
  • Staff conducts business retention visits: Business Retention/Expansion (BRE) visits have been very active with staff meeting with 16 companies since the beginning of the year. The companies are quite a range from apartments, print shops, professional services, technical, hospitality and assisted living.
  • Staff meets with former QFC site brokers: Economic Development staff met with Cushman and Wakefield from Seattle, the listing agent engaged by Homestreet Bank to sell the former QFC site and adjoining properties. The goal for this team is to attract potential purchasers and have an offer in the month.
  • Economic Development staff attend EDB Health/Medical Services Cluster meeting: Staff attended the EDB Health/Medical Services Cluster meeting. The goal of this group is to better understand medical services assets in Pierce County and then eventually develop a strategy to grow that cluster to increase private investment and job creation.
  • Site visit with international food manufacturer: Economic development staff hosted a site visit for a new project with an international food manufacturer. While the building reviewed would not work for their project, they did provide a referral to another company they thought to be in an expansion mode and needing a presence on the West Coast.