City Manager's Weekly Info Bulletin 1/25/2013

January 25, 2013
To: Mayor and Members of the City Council
From: Andrew Neiditz, City Manager

  • Neighborhood Traffic Control public meeting for North Gate Road: Public Works and Police staff will be hosting a Neighborhood Traffic Control Program (NTCP) meeting for the residents of homes around North Gate Road on Tuesday, January 29th at 6:00 PM at Harrison Prep School gym. The meeting will be to discuss study results and options on how to address neighborhood cut-through problems resulting from increased JBLM gate use and the intersection operation problems at North Gate and Edgewood Road. Citizen Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) members reviewed options with staff at their January 22nd meeting and will be present to hear citizen input.
  • Help Lakewood win in the ‘Best of South Sound’ contest: South Sound Magazine is hosting a “Best of South Sound (http://southsoundmag.com/vote/ ) contest. One can vote on area restaurants, shops, businesses, people and activities. Lakewood won for Best Dog Park in 2011 and 2012. Voting ends February 1st with results in the April/May issue of South Sound Magazine.
  • Monthly city managers (CAO’s) meeting on legislative issues: The monthly area city managers meeting in Fife on January 24th had a presentation by Association of Washington Cities (AWC) gov’t relations advocate Candace Bock (formerly of City of Lakewood staff) on the status of AWC priorities in the beginning stages of this legislative session. The monthly meeting has been coordinated by the Lakewood city manager, and the Fife city manager will take on coordination moving forward.
  • SSMCP Steering Committee: The monthly meeting of the steering committee of the South Sound Military & Communities Partnership took place on January 25th. The agenda included a review of plans for the Elected Officials Council to tourJBLM for its next meeting. The recommendation was made to continue coordinating the steering committee from the Lakewood city manager’s office for the upcoming months as planning for the future funding and sustainability of the SSMCP continues.