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An important reminder about the pitfalls of social media

The 21st century is a technology marvel where we can learn the weather and the drive time with the swipe of a finger. We can learn anything we want – just ask Siri!

We have all become reliant on social media giants, and neighborhood ‘apps’ to learn about our friends, family and neighbors.

Post date: Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 3:41pm

Retired Puyallup Police Department Officer Gary Shilley knows a thing or two about how quickly things can go from bad to worse.

In 2006, while conducting a traffic stop he was shot in the face by a man who was later sentenced to 44 years in jail for the crime.

Thankfully, Shilley survived the ordeal and he was awarded the Washington State Medal of Honor in 2006. But even though he has retired from his 25-year career in law enforcement, he is still committed to ensuring that the public understands the challenges facing the police officers in their communities.

Post date: Monday, 12 February 2018 - 2:43pm

Commissioners are citizens that, through their volunteer efforts, play an integral role in the growth and development of their City. Citizens serving on the City's Commissions apply their unique knowledge and experiences to the issues and the needs of their City and then create ideas, identify resources and make recommendations toward fulfilling the Council's Vision.

Applications are currently being accepted from citizens interested in serving on the following Advisory Commissions:

Post date: Tuesday, 6 February 2018 - 2:43pm

The Washington State Department of Ecology requires an annual review & update to the Stormwater Management Plan which focuses on 7 major elements/components of our NPDES Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit. On Feb. 5 the Draft 2018 Stormwater Management Plan will be presented to City Council for review, and will be open for public review and comment through March 19. At the March 19 Council Meeting there will be opportunity for the public to comment on this plan, prior to adoption by the city council. 

Post date: Wednesday, 31 January 2018 - 3:14pm

University Place Police reports they are seeing an uptick in mail thefts. Please take a moment to read the following reminders about how to avoid mail theft/identity fraud.

Identity theft is one of the fastest growing consumer crime scams today and University Place is no exception. Mail theft is one way citizens can become victims of identity theft. It leads to credit card fraud, check forgeries, obtaining services in your name, and a variety of other crimes using your identity. 

Post date: Thursday, 11 January 2018 - 3:01pm

City of University Place, WA
January 2, 2018

Looking back at the last two years, we have been an amazing team as a Council. Each Council Member provided vision and direction towards accomplishing our council goals.

Mayor Pro Tem Keel, thank you for your part in the leadership team—you’re a great sounding board, a person that listens, always providing positive feedback and keeping the agenda moving forward towards success. I also want to thank Council Member Caroline Belleci for her leadership role as the council’s Finance Chair for the past two years.

Post date: Thursday, 4 January 2018 - 10:54am

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the City of University Place by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its 2016 comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by the City, its Council, and its management. This is the 20th consecutive year the City has received this award.

Post date: Monday, 18 December 2017 - 4:25pm

On Election Day November 7, University Place residents voted to support the prohibition of the sale, possession and discharge of consumer fireworks in U.P. A total of 7,281 voters weighed in the issue, with 4,474 (61.45 percent) voting in support of the fireworks ban and 2,807 voters (38.55 percent) voting against it.
 

Post date: Thursday, 30 November 2017 - 2:46pm

In 2017 the Chambers Creek Canyon Trail partner agencies, University Place, Lakewood and Pierce County received the Preliminary Design Report for the Chambers Creek Canyon Trail produced by Bruce Dees and Associates with assistance from Berger ABAM. The work

Post date: Friday, 17 November 2017 - 1:38pm

Friday, October 13 was anything but unlucky for the Curtis Viking football team, with an impressive 56-0 win over the Emerald Ridge Jaguars, Curtis High School celebrated the end of its homecoming week with a game to remember. 

Post date: Wednesday, 15 November 2017 - 11:28am

Sound Tax & Accounting celebrated opening its doors in University Place at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 19.

Joined by the Mayor, Council Member Nye and many of the business’s customers for the event, owner Pam Cody shared her excitement at the move. “We love the community vibe of University Place. We frequently walk the trails at Chambers Bay and shop at the nearby stores, so it already felt like home.”

Post date: Friday, 20 October 2017 - 12:17pm

This is a joint project with the City of Tacoma and will improve the Cirque Drive/56th Street corridor between 67th Avenue (UP) and Washington St (Tacoma). The project will provide new sidewalks, bike lane, landscaped median and streetlights along Cirque Drive (67th to Orchard), filling in the gaps between existing improvements. A new retaining wall will be built near the 67th intersection. Sidewalks and curb ramps will be replaced and improved to current ADA standards along 56th Street (Orchard to Washington). A new pavement overlay will also be performed along 56th Street.

Post date: Monday, 16 October 2017 - 3:29pm

Our community is facing a crisis that affects us all.

Because of insufficient mental health funding at the state and county level, local communities like University Place are being inundated with a growing number of mentally unstable people who, because of their illnesses, pose a serious threat to public safety.

Post date: Wednesday, 20 September 2017 - 9:41am

Hundreds of visitors enjoyed a spectacular day and delicious apple cider at the Curran Apple Orchard’s annual Cider Squeeze in late August. 

After picking plump red, green and yellow apples from the trees, squeeze goers washed their apples and proceeded to the press lines where they had a choice of riding a bicycle attached to a press or doing it the old fashioned way by feeding the apples into a manual or electric press.

Post date: Wednesday, 6 September 2017 - 11:43am

Soon travelling along Bridgeport will get even smoother for both motorists and pedestrians alike. Earlier this month the City was notified that they will be receiving a federal grant in the amount of $1,013,531 for pavement preservation and accessibility upgrades along Bridgeport Way between Cirque Drive and 37th Street. This work will include new asphalt overlay on the street and improving all sidewalks and pedestrian ramps up to current ADA standards.

Post date: Monday, 28 August 2017 - 4:16pm