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Posted on: April 14, 2022

Puyallup Launches New Emergency Alert System

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Puyallup, WA – The City of Puyallup is excited to announce the launch of its new emergency alert system. Called “Puyallup Alerts,” this new system will help the City communicate with the public during emergency events. To sig...

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Posted on: February 7, 2022

Pioneer Park Restrooms to be Renovated

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Pioneer Park Restrooms to be Renovated 

Puyallup, WA – Pioneer Park in Downtown Puyallup is about to get some upgraded restroom facilities. Starting in October 2022, construction will begin on renovations to the restroom building. The Puyallup Cit...

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Posted on: January 31, 2022

Veterans Memorial Bridge Opens March 1, 2022

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Veterans Memorial Bridge Opens on March 1, 2022

Puyallup, WA – After an eighteen-month closure, the Veterans Memorial Bridge (also known as the Milwaukee Bridge) in Puyallup will reopen on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, for motorists and pedestrians at 2 pm. The ...

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

City Revises Comprehensive Plan Amendment Schedule

City Revises Comprehensive Plan Amendment Schedule

Puyallup, WA – The City of Puyallup is revising the deadline to submit for amendments to the 2022 Comprehensive Plan update. The new deadline is February 28, 2022, to submit privately initiated s...

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

Puyallup to Host Open House on Downtown Streetscapes

Puyallup, WA – The City of Puyallup is hosting virtual Open Houses on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, to gain public input on the Meridian Streetscapes Project in downtown. The public will have two opportunities that day to weigh in, with the first...

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Puyallup Valley Warehouse Development Proposal: Commencement of Environmental Impacts Process

Public input is sought on potential impacts from the proposed development of seven buildings totaling 2.6 million square feet for a warehousing, distribution and freight movement facility in the vicinity of 6719 134th Avenue East (Knutson Farms)....

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

City of Puyallup Recognized by School District for Pandemic Support Activities

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On Monday, October 5th, the Puyallup School District Board recognized the City of Puyallup for two initiatives to support the local community during the pandemic.

The PSD Board saluted the City for its efforts to obtain and distribute child-sized masks to ...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Call for Artists: Puyallup Signal Cabinet Wraps

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The City of Puyallup is seeking artists to propose an original design for reproduction and installation on signal cabinets in Puyallup. The wraps will deter graffiti and add visual interest and beauty to our shared streetscapes.

Deadline: 5 pm on November ...

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Posted on: July 15, 2020

Puyallup City Council Approves $250,000 to Help Small Businesses and Non-Profits

The Puyallup City Council has authorized $250,000 of federal CARES Act funds for emergency relief grants to help small businesses and non-profit organizations.

The City will allocate $150,000 in support of small businesses which have been impacted by the p...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Puyallup to Dismantle Temporary Emergency Homeless Services Site

The temporary homeless services site established by the City of Puyallup to facilitate good hygiene and social distancing for the purpose of hindering the spread of the coronavirus will be dismantled following the lifting of the governor’s stay-...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Court Absolves Puyallup from $1.1 Million in Contractor Attorney Fees

The Washington Court of Appeals, Division I has reversed the award of $1.1 million plus interest for attorney fees in the public works construction dispute between the City of Puyallup and Conway Construction Company.  In March of 2016, safety co...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

COVID-19 Response Measures Involving Homeless in Puyallup

In the last few weeks, a number of homeless persons pitched tents or parked vehicles near Puyallup’s skate park. In the interest of public health, safety and sanitation, portable restrooms and a handwashing station were temporarily set up to hel...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Puyallup Declares Emergency Regarding Coronavirus

The City of Puyallup, like the State, Pierce County, and other local governments, has declared a state of emergency regarding the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. This was done to more quickly and easily mobilize staff and supplies needed to respond to ...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Puyallup Cuts Fees for Accessory Dwelling Units

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In the interest of increasing access to various housing types and making housing more affordable, the Puyallup City Council has modified regulations and reduced fees related to building ADUs (Accessory Dwelling Units).

“The cost of housing has so...

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Posted on: January 6, 2020

Puyallup Hires Economic Development Manager

The City of Puyallup has named Meredith Neal as its Economic Development Manager.

Neal was previously the director of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber’s Manufacturing Industrial Council. She has extensive experience in resource management and in ...

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Posted on: December 31, 2019

Puyallup prevails in challenge to homeless facility regulations

The City of Puyallup’s “Homeless Drop-In Centers And Overnight Shelters” ordinance has been upheld in a unanimous decision by the Central Puget Sound Growth Management Hearings Board.

The ordinance was originally adopted by th...

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

City of Puyallup Receives Clean Audits from the State

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The routine annual audit of the City of Puyallup’s 2018 finances and its corresponding standard accountability audit which examined various potential areas of risk were both returned “clean,” with no findings or concerns iden...

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Posted on: September 27, 2019

Washington State Supreme Court Upholds Puyallup Review Authority of Massive Warehouse Development

Earlier this month, the Washington State Supreme Court rejected the appeals from Pierce County and Running Bear Development Partners, LLC of the previous Court of Appeals decision concerning the City of Puyallup‘s authority to assume SEPA jurisd...

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Posted on: August 23, 2019

Department of Justice Closes Investigation of City of Puyallup

The Department of Justice has closed its investigation of the City of Puyallup regarding possible violations of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act.

The investigation was opened in 2016. The City cooperated fully with the DOJ and provi...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Puyallup Awarded Critical Review Authority of Massive Warehouse Development

In 2016, a St. Louis developer proposed the construction of a massive warehouse/industrial complex comprising approximately 2.6 million square feet on a 162-acre site located in the area of Shaw Road and East Pioneer. See here for a brief history of this ...

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Posted on: December 11, 2018

Puyallup Community Court Receives Grant from Department of Justice

The Puyallup Municipal Court is one of five applicants nationwide that will receive a grant for its community court from the U.S. Department of Justice in partnership with the Center for Court Innovation. 

Puyallup will receive up to $200,000 as w...

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Posted on: November 28, 2018

Pierce County Hearing Examiner Issues Decisions on Knutson Farms Development

On November 21st, the Pierce County Hearing Examiner issued his decisions on the City’s appeals of Pierce County’s approval of the Knutson Farms warehouse development plan.  The project involves construction of approximately 2...

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Posted on: November 28, 2018

Puyallup PD Recognized for DUI Enforcement Efforts

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The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) recognized the Puyallup Police Department with its "Partnership in Public Safety Award" for Puyallup's efforts in capturing Place of Last Drink (POLD) data during fiscal year 2018. POLD data i...

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Posted on: September 26, 2018

Hearing Examiner Decision Entered on New Hope Significant Impact Business License

UPDATE: Although the hearing examiner spent over 150 hours reviewing records, listening to testimony and issuing her findings and decision on New Hope’s appeal of the City’s requirements relating to its significant impact business lice...

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Posted on: March 22, 2018

City of Puyallup to Join in New West v. Vermillion Motion

Today, former Puyallup City Council member Steve Vermillion filed a motion in the West v. Vermillion lawsuit seeking the application of a recent Court of Appeals ruling to the facts of his case. The City of Puyallup will join in this motion.

On February 21...

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Posted on: March 7, 2018

City of Puyallup Prevails in Counterclaims Against 39th Contractor

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The City of Puyallup prevailed in many of its counterclaims and defenses against Conway Construction in Pierce County Superior Court according to a final judgment entered by Judge Stanley Rumbaugh on February 21, 2018 as well as other court documents. &am...

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Posted on: February 14, 2018

Portable defibrillator donated to City of Puyallup

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Jamie’s Heart Foundation, a local non-profit organization dedicated to assisting families who are battling childhood heart disease, has donated a portable automated external defibrillator (AED) to the City of Puyallup. At the request of the dono...

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Posted on: January 19, 2018

Volunteers Sought for Downtown Beautification

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Puyallup City Councilmember Robin Farris is seeking volunteers to join her “One-Woman Clean-Up Crew” which serves to improve the appearance of highly visible locations in the interest of community aesthetics, cohesion and pride.

Since M...

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Posted on: September 19, 2016

Puyallup Receives "Bee City" Designation

Puyallup was the second city in the state of Washington to receive an official "Bee City" designation from Bee City USA, a not-for-profit organization committed to developing and maintaining sustainable habitats for pollinators such as native be...Read on...

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Posted on: November 1, 2016

Puyallup’s Adaptive Signal System Earns WSDOT Award of Excellence

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has named the City of Puyallup’s Adaptive Signal System as the winner of its 2016 Award of Excellence for Best Special Project.

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