City Manager's Weekly Info Bulletin 10/7/05

October 7, 2005
To:      Mayor and Members of the Council

From: Andrew Neiditz, City Manager

  • Steilacoom Lake Public Meeting: City staff will participate in LSIC’s public meeting on October 11th at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers to discuss the framework for an aquatic vegetation management plan for Steilacoom Lake. This cooperative effort is part of the recently-approved agreement with LSIC.
  • Domestic Violence Healing Field: In honor of Washington residents who have lost their lives to family violence, The Lakewood Partnership Against Domestic Violence and the Business Masters Exchange Club of Pierce County presented a “Domestic Violence Healing Field” on the grassy area adjacent to City Hall on October 3-5, 2005. A brief dedication ceremony was held on October 3rd in the Council Chambers.
  • LPD Officers assist Puyallup Police Shooting Investigation: Puyallup Police officers became involved in a shoot-out with two burglars in their city on Friday, September 30th in the afternoon. As part of the Crime Response Unit agreement between our two cities, Puyallup requested assistance with their investigation. LPD detectives headed to the scene immediately, followed by two LPD traffic unit members with the “Total Station” mapping instrument. Leadership from the Puyallup Police Department has thanked LPD for all of our assistance and praised their work.
  • LPD officers on the radio. Angel Figueroa and CSO Melissa Wagner spoke at a Spanish radio spot on 1360AM Radio Sol, about the relationship between the Lakewood Police and the Latinos of the Lakewood Community and the collaboration between the two groups. They also addressed the need for Latino Youth in our Lakewood Police Explorer Program, and attended the Spanish Mass at St. Francis Cabrini on October 2nd.
  • Loss Prevention Meeting RecapOn September 28th, the Lakeview District NPO and CSO held a Loss Prevention meeting for the large businesses and Property Managers in the Lakewood Towne Center.  We had 20 attendees representing 15 businesses.  Topics included: Business Crime Trends, Preparing for the Holiday Season, and the issues included in the Crime Free Business Catalog.  We received positive feedback from the attendees, with a firm commitment to meet quarterly.  A phone tree will be put in place by November 1st, for businesses to share information as crimes and suspicious circumstances arise.