Monday, August 24, 2015

New Paint

One of Ruston's graffiti magnets got a new coat of paint this weekend, and a new message...

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Point Defiance Master Plan Vote Delayed

Update on next steps for Point Defiance Park Master Plan

To better align with the City of Tacoma's technical processes, Metro Parks staff are recommending a postponement of the Park Board's vote on the Point Defiance Park Master Plan Update from Monday, Aug. 24, until early November.

Our planners and consultants have been working closely and productively with City of Tacoma staff throughout the process.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Possible New Tenant For Ruston School

The Ruston City Council discussed negotiations that are underway with Catholic Community Services to rent a good portion of the empty space at the Ruston School building. The current plan is to move their Family Preservation unit to Ruston, bringing 20 to 22 employees in mostly administrative roles. These services focus on foster families, with kids generally age 10 to 12 years old. The family services are provided at their home, so very there is very limited interaction with clients at the offices. Catholic Community Services hopes to add $50,000 in tenant improvements to the space and brings much needed revenue to this city asset. After discussion that included assurances of the limited scope of client services from the building, the council authorized the mayor to finalize the lease and proceed.