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Tag: Public Works


Tacoma: City receives $1.9 million in state transportation grants for street improvement projects

This should take a bit of the sting off of the recent slashing that lopped Tacoma’s Public Works’ budget by 45 percent.

The City of Tacoma announced today it has won more than $1.9 million in three state transportation grants — money the city will put toward various street safety improvement projects.

Here’s the full press release:

Feb. 13, 2013

The City of Tacoma Public Works Department has been awarded three Quick Response Safety Program Grants from the Washington State Department of Transportation. The grants, totaling more than $1.9 million,

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Tacoma: McKinley leaves post as city’s public works director; Kingsolver named interim chief

Tacoma Public Works Director Richard “Dick” McKinley has left his city job and taken a new temporary position with Tacoma Power, several city government and utility officials confirmed Tuesday.

In his place, City Manager T.C. Broadnax announced he will assign assistant public works director Kurtis Kingsolver to serve as interim director.  Kingsolver’s promotion takes effect Feb. 11.

While Broadnax said “it’s not atypical” for personnel changes to occur after new management comes into a city, he added Tuesday he didn’t push McKinley out.

“There was an opportunity for Dick over at TPU  and he wanted to pursue it,” said Broadnax,

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