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 •

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

City of Tacoma Linda Stewart, Neighborhood and Community Services Director 747 Market St Room 836 • 253.591.5225 •

City Council District 5 Chris Beale                                                                      253.312.0550 •

City Council District 4 Catherine Ushka                                                            253.355.1276 •

City Manager’s Office Ted Richardson, Management Fellow                  253.341.8702 •

Environmental Services Preston Peck, Recycle Reset Project Lead                      3510 S Mullen St • 253.593.7707 •

Safe Streets Darren Pen, Community Mobilization Specialist                                  622 Tacoma Ave S • 253.272.6824 •

Port of Tacoma Leslie Barstow, Community Relations Manager                            One Sitcum Plaza • 253.428.8662 •

Metro Parks Craig Standridge, Conservation Engagement Coordinator          5400 N Pearl • 253.404.3690 •

Pierce Transit Penny Grellier, Community Development Coordinator 253.589.6886

Tacoma Public Schools Lisa Nolan, Assistant Superintendent                      253.571.1252 •

Tacoma Public Utilities John Gaines, Community Relations Manager                3628 S 35th St • 253.260.0065 •


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


Tacoma Schools Liaison Report

Pierce Transit

On Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 5pm, the City Council will conduct a public hearing on the proposed Six-Year Comprehensive Transportation Improvement Program amended for the years 2021 and 2022-2027. The hearing will be held during the City Council meeting and will begin upon completion of the regular agenda items, no earlier than 5:15 p.m.

The City Council meeting will not be conducted in-person and will have telephonic and virtual access for the public to attend. The meeting and public hearing can be heard by dialing 253-215-8782 or through Zoom and enter the meeting ID 848 3423 3126 and passcode 349099, when prompted.
Oral comments will be taken at the City Council meeting. Sign up to speak by clicking the ‘Raise Hand’ button at the bottom of the Zoom window or press *9 on your phone.

Those wishing to submit written comments may do so by email to the City Clerk’s Office at or by mail at 733 Market Street, Room 11, Tacoma, WA 98402, by 4:00 p.m., on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. Written comments will be compiled, forwarded to the City Council, and posted on the City’s webpage at comments.

Resolution No. 40779, which set the public hearing date, can be viewed in its entirety on the City’s website for May 11, 2021, or by requesting a copy from the City Clerk’s Office at 253-591-5505.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Kammerzell, Principal Engineer, Public Works, at or 253-591-5511

Author: senco253

South End Neighborhood Council in Tacoma, WA

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