City Manager's Weekly Info Bulletin 3/2/2012

March 2, 2012
To: Mayor and Members of the City Council
From: Andrew Neiditz, City Manager

  • City to be featured in Today in America production: The City of Lakewood has been chosen by Today in America , hosted by Terry Bradshaw to be featured in their New Urbanism to Live Work and Play series. Our Economic Development team has begun work with the producers and main script writer to prepare for filming this May. The feature is expected to air across the nation in late summer or early fall 2012.
  • Trooper Tony Radulescu’s memorial: A number of Lakewood officers, including the chief, assistant chief, and the mayor, joined law enforcement personnel from all over the state to pay their respects for Trooper Tony Radulescu in Kent on March 1st.
  • Non-attainment area related to Fine Particulates includes Lakewood: The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency’s executive director met with senior staff this week to explore methods to assist the Lakewood community to comply with federal clean air standards related to wood-burning stoves. In some area cities, city staff is assisting in compliance inspection services, with the goal of ensuring that federal funds are not jeopardized by non-attainment of mandated goals. There are about 10-12 “burn ban” days annually when the air does not meet the standards.
  • South Sound Military & Communities Partnership presents to Rotary 8: On March 1st, Deputy Mayor Don Anderson, a Rotary 8 member, introduced the city manager and project coordinator Dan Penrose as speakers about the new partnerships efforts regarding JBLM and the communities
  • CSRT presents to Lakewood United: Lt. Steve Mauer presented to Lakewood United on March 1st with an update on the status of the Community Safety & Resources Team (CSRT) and its accomplishments throughout 2011. The CSRT Year End Report is now available on the City Website.