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Posted on: January 28, 2020

City of Puyallup Offers Free Civics Course

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The City of Puyallup is offering a free eight-week civics course for residents and others interested in learning about the operations of their local municipal government.

“Puyallup 101” provides insight into the workings of the city org...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

City Gallery Art Show: Curt BoD

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On Thursday, February 20th, the City of Puyallup will host a reception for Curt BōD, the artist currently featured in “City Gallery” on the fifth floor of City Hall. BōD’s show consists of more than 20 pieces of his vivid, co...

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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 soared in re...

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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: December 16, 2019

Puyallup Property Tax Rate to Fall in 2020

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The local property tax rate imposed by the City of Puyallup will decrease from $1.54 per $1,000 AV in 2019 to $1.33 per $1,000 AV in 2020 (and this has steadily declined from a high of $1.86 per $1,000 AV in 2013). Just twelve cents of every property tax ...

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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 identified.

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Utility Customer Service Hours Change

Beginning Monday, November 4th, the City's utility services customer hours will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. On Wednesdays only, the service hours will be from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (excluding holidays).

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Posted on: September 27, 2019

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

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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 26, 2019

Come Learn About Your Local Government!

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The City is offering a new civics course for those interested to learn about their local government.

Puyallup 101: Your Community's Civics will provide insight into the operations of the City over the course of ten weeks. Residents and business owners as w...

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

Pollinator-Friendly Businesses: We Want to Hear From You!

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The City of Puyallup is an official Bee City, which means that we support and encourage pollinator-friendly habitat creation and enhancement on public and private properties. Because local business owners can be significant partners in this effort, we wan...

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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: March 27, 2019

Puyallup's Water: Best in the South Sound

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Q: The City of Puyallup provides clean, safe water to its customers. What could be better than that?

A: Award-winning taste!

The City of Puyallup was recently declared to have the best-tasting water in the South Sound*, and will advance to compete with othe...

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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: October 30, 2018

And It’s Another Green Light!

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In 2015, the signal lights along Meridian and 3rd and 2nd Streets NE (aka “the bypass”) in Puyallup’s downtown were outfitted with a system designed to improve traffic flow by adjusting signal timings based on demand. The system was then expanded to River...

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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 license, and while the C...

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

Initial Court Ruling on Puyallup's Pedestrian Safety Zones

Roy Ruffino, a signature gatherer, sued the City of Puyallup because the City implements pedestrian safety zones at the two busiest gates (Gold and Blue) of the Washington State Fair during the fall and spring fairs. Pedestrian safety zones are small desi...

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Your Puyallup Address--In the City? Or Out?

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Many people who have Puyallup addresses naturally think they live in the city, but some of them do not. That’s because a fair number of Puyallup addresses are located in unincorporated Pierce County, beyond Puyallup’s city limits.

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

Shaw Road Partial Long-Term Closure Starting April 19th

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Shaw Road will be closed for construction starting Thursday, April 19th between 23rd and Manorwood. Vehicles will be able to cross Shaw between Cherokee and 26th, and one northbound-only lane will be available from Cherokee/26th down to 23rd/Crystal Ridge...

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Posted on: March 27, 2018

SR 167 Extension Project Update (It's Good News!)

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For several years, the City of Puyallup has worked to ensure the best of two options for the future SR 167/Meridian/Valley Avenue interchange when SR 167 is extended between Meridian and I-5.

As described on the City's website, Puyallup has consistently ad...

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Posted on: February 14, 2018

Portable defibrillator donated to City of Puyallup


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 May of last year, the...

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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...

Posted on: September 16, 2016

New Hope Resource Center Draft Mitigation Conditions Released

The City of Puyallup has prepared preliminary (or draft) business license mitigation conditions for the New Hope Resource Center, a drop-in daytime homeless day shelter which operates at 414 Spring Street. A public meeting will be held on Monday, Septembe...Read on...

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Posted on: April 18, 2011

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Posted on: October 28, 2011

Website Personalization Now Available!

By clicking “Log In” on the MyDashboard bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyDashboard. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see...Read on...