City Managers Weekly Info Bulletin 11/28/08

November 28, 2008
To: Mayor and Members of the City Council
From: Andrew Neiditz, City Manager

  • Pierce College Bomb Threats case resolved: The Lakewood Police Department arrested a Pierce College Fort Steilacoom student on campus on November 24th following an investigation of recent threats made against the college. The suspect was booked into the Pierce County Jail on two felony counts of threatening to bomb or injure property. The arrest was the result of collaboration between Campus Safety, faculty, administration, and LPD.
  • City Employee walks sixty miles for cancer research:, GIS Coordinator Maria Sevier of the Finance and Information Systems Department traveled to San Diego for the annual Breast Cancer 3Day Susan G. Komen for the Cure event, November 21-23. She joined 5,500 other volunteers in walking twenty miles each day for 3 days to raise money for breast cancer research. She raised, with the support of many friends, over $2,200 of the $11,200,000 total raised by the event. She reported that she was very moved by the courage of the many cancer survivors with whom she walked, and by the kindness and encouragement of the many supporters along the route.
  • Police Chief is speaker at Clover Park Rotary Club: Chief Bret Farrar was the speaker this week at Clover Park Rotary, and answered questions about gang activities, school zone signage, and the backlog in felony case processing.
  • Sound Transit station dispute resolved: The city manager and the Sound Transit CEO finalized an agreement this week to resolve the dispute over security and maintenance pending rail service at the station. The City will take over security and Sound Transit will cover station maintenance until rail service is in place.