Pierce County's Flood Control Zone District - a special-purpose district represented by all seven members of the Pierce County Council - has announced that an unincorporated portion of the county will be the next to receive funding to help mitigate flood problems. Midland, a community north of Parkland, received word this week that $375,000 will be allocated for culvert replacement along Golden Given Road East, north of 121st Street East. County engineers plan to begin construction during the summer and hopefully resolve problems with repeated flooding of roadways and surrounding properties. Read full article here
Pierce County is seeking applicants for Land Use Advisory Commissions in Midland, Spanaway, Summit View and many other areas of Pierce County. Land Use Advisory Commissions (LUACs) typically meet monthly to review development applications and other land use issues affecting their community. If you live, or own a business, in Pierce County please consider volunteering for the LUAC in your area. Applications and more information about LUACs can be found at http://www.co.pierce.wa.us/index.aspx?nid=89, or contact the Planning and Land Services Department at (253) 798-2630.
Pierce County is mandated by the State to update its shoreline regulations. Learn more as the County Council prepares to take 18 shoreline amendments on the road to public meetings before the final vote on March 10, 2015. Please visit the Shoreline Update page for more information.
The new Parkland-Spanaway Sheriff's Department Precinct is now open in an effort to provide faster response for people living and working in the highest-crime area in unincorporated Pierce County. The precinct, which cost $3.2 million, will enable the Sheriff’s Department to more effectively fight crime along the Pacific Avenue corridor, Undersheriff Rob Masko said.
Masko said he expects the presence of deputies traveling to and from the precinct will create what he called a “beehive effect” and help push criminals out of the area. “Criminals don’t like to be around law enforcement,” he said. Deputies will be able to respond more quickly to major crimes such as robberies, rapes, assaults and burglaries, Masko said. Patrol, traffic and community support personnel will work out of the precinct.
“We’ll have more deputies in the area of Parkland and Spanaway for longer periods of time,” Masko said. “It will allow us to better serve the citizens in Parkland and Spanaway.”