Tuesday, March 3, 2015
The Ruston council voted unanimously tonight to pursue an interlocal agreement with Tacoma that would allow Tacoma's land use department to handle all permitting at the Point Ruston site. Tacoma would enforce Ruston codes within Ruston, but the hope expressed by city leaders is that the process would standardize the process for everyone. The News Tribune has more details here...
Saturday, February 28, 2015
The News Tribune is reporting (here) that the Ruston council is considering pursuing an inter-local agreement with Tacoma that would allow Tacoma to handle building permitting for the entire site. Tacoma would take over enforcing Ruston code on the Ruston side with their larger planning department. The Ruston council is slated to discuss the issue at it's meeting Tuesday night. You can review the resolution here.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Local attorney Erik Bjornson offers his opinion supporting state intervention to allow Point Ruston to annex to Tacoma. You can read it here... Mr. Bjornson is a contributing writer to the News Tribune, so his statement is much longer than the 250 word limit for Letters To The Editor that controlled Councilmember Hedrick's opposing statement.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Friday, February 13, 2015
Changes are underway for the local Science And Math Institute just north of town. The News Tribune reports that the school district, Metro Parks and Point Defiance Zoo have worked out an agreement to build shared classroom inside the zoo. More details here...
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Mayor Bruce Hopkins has outlined the City's position on the Point Ruston development standstill in a memo to the council, to be discussed at tonight's council meeting. The memo is available in the council information here (last item on the agenda). The council meeting is tonight at 7pm at the Mary Joyce Community Center - 5219 N. Shirley Street.