City Manager's Weekly Info Bulletin 5/27/05

May 27, 2005
To: Mayor and Members of the Council
From: Andrew Neiditz, City Manager
    • Beyond Sexual Harassment Training The “Beyond Sexual Harassment” training program for staff is next scheduled on June 2nd and June 30th. All City employees are required to attend this training. This course is designed to stimulate discussion about all forms of harassment. The facilitator will provide management and employees alike with valuable tools to help eliminate the emotional and financial problems of harassment in the workplace. Upon completing this training session, participants will be able to identify behaviors that can be considered harassing, explain the effect that harassment has on people, and promote the concept that harassment of any type is a form of discrimination.
    • Fishing Derby The 3rd annual Youth Fishing Event took place on May 21st at American Lake Park. Approximately 500 children had the opportunity to experience and learn more about the sport of fishing. Hosted by the City of Lakewood and Pierce County Parks and Recreation and presented by the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife and C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation, this program is aimed at getting more kids involved in fishing and building a base for the future stewards of this resource.
    • Pacific Highway SW Project (Bridgeport Way to 108th St), Open House Public Works will be hosting an Open House for the Pacific Highway SW Project (Bridgeport Way to 108th St) on Thursday, June 2nd from 5 to 7 PM at Lakewood Fire Department headquarters. Attendees will be able to view the final design proposal and get questions answered regarding project schedule and construction impacts. This is an opportunity to meet with affected property owners to discuss specific ways to mitigate impacts to parking and access. Sound Transit staff will also be present. Please contact Desireé Brown with any questions.
    • Short Lane Improvements (104th Street to Lake Steilacoom Dr) The contractor completed paving on Short Lane this past Monday. The striping and final clean-up work is scheduled to be completed later this week.
    • Farwest Dr/116th St Project The City will advertise for the Farwest Drive/116th Street drainage improvement project beginning May 31st. Bids will be opened on June 14th. The premise of the project is to upgrade the existing storm drainage system to alleviate localized flooding. Other major work includes pavement restoration.