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The City of University Place will host one of the South Sound’s most popular family events on Saturday, June 2 when the 18th Annual Duck Daze festivities invade the heart of the city.

Post date: Tuesday, 17 April 2018 - 10:21am

Your University Place Police team have seen a concerning slight upward burglary trend to date in 2018. It is important for neighbors to safeguard their homes and their neighborhoods.

Burglary in UP   
March 2017 YTD  -  28
March 2018 YTD  -  43
 
What can you do? You can become empowered by increasing your personal awareness, apply good prevention strategies and report all suspicious activity by dialing 911. Behavior Recognition is everyone’s responsibility.

Post date: Monday, 16 April 2018 - 9:18am

Commissioners are residents that, through their volunteer efforts, play an integral role in the growth and development of their City.

Residents serving on the City's Commissions apply their unique knowledge and experiences to the issues and the needs of their City and then create ideas, identify resources, and make recommendations toward fulfilling the Council's Vision.

Applications are currently being accepted from residents interested in serving on the following City Advisory Commission:

Parks Advisory Commission

Post date: Wednesday, 11 April 2018 - 11:26am

Starting April 9, seven sewer manholes will be repaired along Grandview Drive West between Soundview Drive West and Cirque Drive West and along 64th Street West between Grandview Drive West and Chambers Creek Road West. The project is expected to take three weeks.

The concrete manholes have corroded. A new sealant will be applied to the inside of the manholes, protecting them from deterioration.

Post date: Wednesday, 11 April 2018 - 9:59am

The University Place School Board is hosting a Community Safety Forum on Thursday, March 29 from 7-9 p.m. at Curtis Junior High School.

Post date: Friday, 16 March 2018 - 11:38am

The powerful words and images of the Civil Rights Movement continue to inspire people of all ages. Pierce County Library System revisits the events and emotions of the Civil Rights Movement this spring with its community program, Pierce County READS. From March 11 through May 11, thousands of people will come together as a community to read this year’s Pierce County READS selection, award-winning graphic novel trilogy “March” co-authored by Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin and illustrated by Nate Powell.

Post date: Monday, 12 March 2018 - 10:34am

An important reminder about the pitfalls of social media

The 21st century is a technology marvel where we can learn the weather and the drive time with the swipe of a finger. We can learn anything we want – just ask Siri!

We have all become reliant on social media giants, and neighborhood ‘apps’ to learn about our friends, family and neighbors.

Post date: Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 3:41pm

Retired Puyallup Police Department Officer Gary Shilley knows a thing or two about how quickly things can go from bad to worse.

In 2006, while conducting a traffic stop he was shot in the face by a man who was later sentenced to 44 years in jail for the crime.

Thankfully, Shilley survived the ordeal and he was awarded the Washington State Medal of Honor in 2006. But even though he has retired from his 25-year career in law enforcement, he is still committed to ensuring that the public understands the challenges facing the police officers in their communities.

Post date: Monday, 12 February 2018 - 2:43pm

University Place Police reports they are seeing an uptick in mail thefts. Please take a moment to read the following reminders about how to avoid mail theft/identity fraud.

Identity theft is one of the fastest growing consumer crime scams today and University Place is no exception. Mail theft is one way citizens can become victims of identity theft. It leads to credit card fraud, check forgeries, obtaining services in your name, and a variety of other crimes using your identity. 

Post date: Thursday, 11 January 2018 - 3:01pm

City of University Place, WA
January 2, 2018

Looking back at the last two years, we have been an amazing team as a Council. Each Council Member provided vision and direction towards accomplishing our council goals.

Mayor Pro Tem Keel, thank you for your part in the leadership team—you’re a great sounding board, a person that listens, always providing positive feedback and keeping the agenda moving forward towards success. I also want to thank Council Member Caroline Belleci for her leadership role as the council’s Finance Chair for the past two years.

Post date: Thursday, 4 January 2018 - 10:54am

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the City of University Place by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its 2016 comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by the City, its Council, and its management. This is the 20th consecutive year the City has received this award.

Post date: Monday, 18 December 2017 - 4:25pm

On Election Day November 7, University Place residents voted to support the prohibition of the sale, possession and discharge of consumer fireworks in U.P. A total of 7,281 voters weighed in the issue, with 4,474 (61.45 percent) voting in support of the fireworks ban and 2,807 voters (38.55 percent) voting against it.
 

Post date: Thursday, 30 November 2017 - 2:46pm

In 2017 the Chambers Creek Canyon Trail partner agencies, University Place, Lakewood and Pierce County received the Preliminary Design Report for the Chambers Creek Canyon Trail produced by Bruce Dees and Associates with assistance from Berger ABAM. The work

Post date: Friday, 17 November 2017 - 1:38pm

Friday, October 13 was anything but unlucky for the Curtis Viking football team, with an impressive 56-0 win over the Emerald Ridge Jaguars, Curtis High School celebrated the end of its homecoming week with a game to remember. 

Post date: Wednesday, 15 November 2017 - 11:28am

Sound Tax & Accounting celebrated opening its doors in University Place at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 19.

Joined by the Mayor, Council Member Nye and many of the business’s customers for the event, owner Pam Cody shared her excitement at the move. “We love the community vibe of University Place. We frequently walk the trails at Chambers Bay and shop at the nearby stores, so it already felt like home.”

Post date: Friday, 20 October 2017 - 12:17pm