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City of Puyallup

Many Great Milestones in 2008

While the down turn in the economy spread turmoil throughout our country, our state, and our region in 2008, the City of Puyallup tightened its belt and worked hard to remain stable and financially secure. Like years past, city employees maintained our beautiful parks, made sure our streets were safe, provided good customer service, and offered family friendly public programs at our library and recreation center. In addition to these day-to-day activities, city employees worked very hard on a number of exciting projects of which Puyallup residents and businesses should be proud. Click on the links below to learn more about our achievements over the last 12 months.

LIFT Grant Award & Economic Development - The city won a very competitive economic development award

City Hall Block Project - City Hall opened on August 8, 2008 on time and on budget

Finance & Budget Stewardship - Financial stability continues to be an important city priority

Public Safety - New police chief and deputy chief, 800 MHz communications sytem implemented, red light camera enforcement, and much more.

Parks & Recreation - A new inclusive playground at Bradley Lake Park, increased bookings at Pioneer Park Pavilion and trail improvements.

Puyallup Public Library - The library is more popular than ever and several major improvements to the service took place in 2008.

Major Infrastructure Projects - Shaw Road Extension Project, a new box culvert on 14th Street, a million dollar grant at WSU...

Land Use & Development - West Hills Annexation, comprehensive plan amendments, Pierce College Master Plan and many other permitting and land use activities kept our Development Services Department busy in 2008.

Flood and Snow Response - Two major storms in November and December had city crews and emergency responders working long hours.

LOOKING TO THE FUTURE

While we celebrate our successes, we continue to keep an eye on our future. We recognize that more challenging economic times likely lie ahead. City staff is providing quarterly updates on our financial status, and action will be taken as needed to adjust the budget and tighten our belt according to the most recent financial data. For now, our conservative 2009 2010 budget will help us rebuild our reserves and better prepare us to weather any future economic difficulty while still providing the same level of essential services to those who live in, work in, and visit Puyallup.