See below for additional information from city liaisons below. Topics in bold.

Liaison Contact Information

TFD  St. #8: 4911 S Alaska St • 253.594.7948 • St. #10: 901 Fawcett Ave 253.591.5737 • tacomafiredepartment@ci.tacoma.wa.us

TPD Sector 3 Substation: 1501 S 72nd St • Sector 4 Substation: 400 E 56th St    Lt. Eric Scripps, Sector 4 Commander                                                                    253.594.7948 • eric.scripps@cityoftacoma.org

City of Tacoma Linda Stewart, Neighborhood and Community Services Director 747 Market St Room 836 • 253.591.5225 • lstewart@cityoftacoma.org

City Council District 5 Chris Beale                                                                      253.312.0550 • chris.beale@cityoftacoma.org

City Council District 4 Catherine Ushka                                                            253.355.1276 • cushka@cityoftacoma.org

City Manager’s Office Ted Richardson, Management Fellow                  253.341.8702 • TRichardson@cityoftacoma.org

Environmental Services Preston Peck, Recycle Reset Project Lead                      3510 S Mullen St • 253.593.7707 • ppeck@cityoftacoma.org

Safe Streets Darren Pen, Community Mobilization Specialist                                  622 Tacoma Ave S • 253.272.6824 • dpen@safest.org

Port of Tacoma Leslie Barstow, Community Relations Manager                            One Sitcum Plaza • 253.428.8662 • lbarstow@portoftacoma.com

Metro Parks Craig Standridge, Conservation Engagement Coordinator          5400 N Pearl • 253.404.3690 • craig.standridge@pdza.org

Pierce Transit Penny Grellier, Community Development Coordinator 253.589.6886

Tacoma Public Schools Lisa Nolan, Assistant Superintendent                      253.571.1252 • lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us

Tacoma Public Utilities John Gaines, Community Relations Manager                3628 S 35th St • 253.260.0065 • jgaines1@cityoftacoma.org

TPD

Public Service Announcement – Catalytic Converter Thefts on the Rise

Police departments all across our nation have seen a rise in the thefts of catalytic converters. Catalytic converters are an important part of a vehicle’s exhaust system and contain precious metals such as platinum and palladium. Thieves can remove a catalytic converter in minutes by cutting them off with a
battery operated saw. In Tacoma the most often targeted vehicles are the Toyota Prius and larger trucks, SUV’s and vans. You will know your catalytic converter has been stolen by the loud noise your vehicle makes when you start it up. Those who have been affected by such thefts know that catalytic
converter replacement can range between $1000 and $3000 including parts and labor.

Tip of the Month

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SENCo General Meeting via Zoom May 3 @ 7pm

Howdy South Enders!

Hope you can join us for our May meeting! We have updates on LitterFree253, our AAPI Support Letter, and the 84th & McKinley intersection, as well as upcoming project invites and information, & some exciting news if you’ve always wanted to join the board.

In addition to our helpful liaisons extraordinaire, we’re pleased to offer another chance for the South End to hear more about the Home in Tacoma Project from the City Planning Department’s very own Elliott Barnett—our guest speaker this month.

Download the agenda here.

Zoom Meeting Login Information:

Topic: SENCo General Meeting
Time: May 3, 2021 07:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting Online:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7832409538?pwd=dmtBb25STXgxUVFSQmhXWDBYOFpZdz09

Meeting ID: 783 240 9538
Passcode: 236276

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Join Meeting via Phone:

1 253 215 8782

Meeting ID: 783 240 9538
Passcode: 236276

LitterFree253 Thanks to All!

LitterFree253 was a total success in the South End thanks to all who came out this year! We also extend our gratitude to everyone who supported our litter team members & leaders in their participation during this event. 

Over 75 South Enders joined 8 teams from Larchmont to Lincoln and many areas in between. Over 6,000 pounds of trash was collected from over 7 square miles in the South End. Great work South End teams!

Thanks for support from the City of Tacoma, all the other Neighborhood Councils (with a special thanks to the WestEnd NC for the great tote bags swag), & most of all, thank all of you fantastic South Enders—families, kids, new neighbors, & old friends alike— for showing up & showing. you care about our neighborhood. We appreciate you all!

 

Join SENCo for LitterFree253 Apr 17 9am-Noon!

Have you signed up for a South End Litter Free 253 group yet? If so, yay! If not, & you’d still like to join the fun, click here to find the South End group of your choice. EVEN IF YOU DON’T SIGN UP, YOU CAN STILL SHOW UP!

  • Team 72nd & Hosmer – Meet up @ Starbucks
  • Team Alaska – Meet up @ Fire St #8
  • Team Alling Park – Meet up @ Park
  • Team Blueberry Park – Meet up @ Entrance
  • Team Fred Meyer – Meet up @ Fred Meyer
  • Team Larchmont – Meet up @
  • Team Lincoln – Meet up @ Starbucks
  • Team Wapato – Meet up @ Pergola
  • Team Zips – Meet up @ Zips

Need help signing up? Let us know: senco253@gmail.com

See you soon! 🙂

Love, SENCo 

See below for additional information from city liaisons below. Topics in bold.

Liaison Contact Information

TFD  St. #8: 4911 S Alaska St • 253.594.7948 • St. #10: 901 Fawcett Ave 253.591.5737 • tacomafiredepartment@ci.tacoma.wa.us

TPD Sector 3 Substation: 1501 S 72nd St • Sector 4 Substation: 400 E 56th St        Lt. Eric Scripps, Sector 4 Commander                                                              253.594.7948 • eric.scripps@cityoftacoma.org

City of Tacoma Linda Stewart, Neighborhood and Community Services Director 747 Market St Room 836 • 253.591.5225 • lstewart@cityoftacoma.org

City Council District 5 Chris Beale                                                                                                253.312.0550 • chris.beale@cityoftacoma.org

City Council District 4 Catherine Ushka                                                            253.355.1276 • cushka@cityoftacoma.org

City Manager’s Office Ted Richardson, Management Fellow                  253.341.8702 • TRichardson@cityoftacoma.org

Environmental Services Preston Peck, Recycle Reset Project Lead                      3510 S Mullen St • 253.593.7707 • ppeck@cityoftacoma.org

Safe Streets Darren Pen, Community Mobilization Specialist                                  622 Tacoma Ave S • 253.272.6824 • dpen@safest.org

Port of Tacoma Leslie Barstow, Community Relations Manager                            One Sitcum Plaza • 253.428.8662 • lbarstow@portoftacoma.com

Metro Parks Craig Standridge, Conservation Engagement Coordinator          5400 N Pearl • 253.404.3690 • craig.standridge@pdza.org

Pierce Transit Penny Grellier, Community Development Coordinator                      253.589.6886

Tacoma Public Schools Lisa Nolan, Assistant Superintendent                      253.571.1252 • lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us

Tacoma Public Utilities John Gaines, Community Relations Manager                3628 S 35th St • 253.260.0065 • jgaines1@cityoftacoma.org

 

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SENCo General Meeting via Zoom April 5 @ 7pm

South Enders! Happy (almost) April!

Updated April 2021 SENCo Agenda:

Topic: SENCo April 2021 General Meeting
Time: Apr 5, 2021 @ 7PM
 
Join Zoom Meeting Online:
 
Join Zoom Meeting via Phone:
253 215 8782 (Tacoma)
Meeting ID: 783 240 9538
Passcode: 236276
 

UPDATE: We’ve added two important letters for consideration of support from SENCo (that includes you!), & each will be up for a vote this evening. One is a statement of support from SENCo for our Asian American neighbors & businesses in the South End found here, & the other is a letter from April Smith in the Larchmont area regarding the dangerous intersection at 84th/85th & McKinley Avenue found here.

Your vote matters at SENCo! As per TMC 1.45.050C, “Any resident, renter, or owner of property, business, or nonprofit and their employees, who live or work within a Neighborhood Council Boundary, may participate…” in voting!

We’re looking forward to two wonderful guest speakers this month:

Quena Batres getting us excited about the Green Schoolyard Pilot Project

Keegan Buckley sharing how we can all have our very own Adopt-a-Spot

Also! Have you signed up for a South End Litter Free 253 group yet? If so, yay! If not, & you’d like to join the fun, click here to find the South End group of your choice:

  • Team 72nd & Hosmer 
  • Team Alaska
  • Team Alling Park
  • Team Blueberry Park
  • Team Fred Meyer
  • Team Larchmont
  • Team Lincoln
  • Team Wapato
  • Team Zips

Need help signing up? Let us know: senco253@gmail.com

See you soon! 🙂

Love, SENCo 

South End Sign Up! Litter Free 253! April 17 9-Noon

South Enders, we hope you will join us Saturday, April 17th, 9am-12pm for the city-wide Litter Free 253 event.

Please consider signing up with one of our South End teams:

Team Alaska- Litter Leader Daniel Thomasson, Meet up @Fire Station

Team Alling Park- Litter Leader Shana Denny, Meet up @ Park

Team 72nd and Hosmer- Litter Leader Penny Grellier, Meet up @Starbucks.

Team Larchmont- Litter Leader April Smith, Meet up @TBD

Team Lincoln- Litter Leader Athena Brewer, Meet up @Starbucks

Team Wapato- Litter Leader Andrea Haug, Meet up @Pergola

You can sign up here. Just scroll down to find any of the teams listed above, click on the team you want to join, & sign up. Need Help? We can assist in getting you signed up, just email senco253@gmail.com.

Know people who might be interested in participating? Please send them to the link or have them send us an email at senco253@gmail.com.

This is not a competition, but of course we want to have the greatest participation in the South End! 😉

Thank you, & we hope to see you  on April 17!

SENCo General Meeting via Zoom March 1 @ 7pm

Greetings South Enders! 

We hope you can join us Monday March 1st at 7pm from wherever you are for your virtual neighborhood council meeting via Zoom. Please see here for a copy of the agenda, and below for the Zoom login information.

Topic: March SENCo General Meeting
Time: Mar 1, 2021 07:00 PM 
 
Join Zoom Meeting Online:
 
Meeting ID: 783 240 9538
Passcode: 236276
 
Join Zoom Meeting via Phone:
        +1 253 215 8782 (Tacoma)
Meeting ID: 783 240 9538
Passcode: 236276

 

We have two great guest speakers joining us this month:

First our very own board member Mr Tony Caldwell will be speaking on behalf of another local organization he volunteers with, the Tacoma Area Disabilities Commission. 

Then we’ll have Corey Newton from the City of Tacoma’s Planning & Development department talking about a proposed 5 unit townhouse/multi-family at 232 S 70th St.

Of course we will also have our liaisons extraordinaire who give us information from the city as it pertains to the South End.

We want your input for SENCo! Who do you want to hear from as a guest speaker in the future? Or do you have a particular topic you’d like to see discussed? Have a great idea for the neighborhood you’re willing to share?  Any and all compliments or constructive criticism is welcome. We want to hear what is important to y’all! Send to senco253@gmail

Hope to see you all soon!

Kindest Regards,

Your SENco Team