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Tag: Puyallup City Council

July
17th

Public Disclosure Commission filings: Puyallup campaign updates

After two Planning Commission members who are running for Puyallup City Council were criticized for their conduct, a heated political debate broke out at Tuesday’s regular council meeting. 

Part of that debate focused on contributions to competing candidates. Below is an updated list of all the Puyallup City Council candidates and their most recent financial records with the state Public Disclosure Commission.

DISTRICT 1, POSITION 2:

John Hopkins* $5,100 (Personal contributions; Hopkins’ campaign is self-financed)

Corry Glucoft $200 (Donor Joan Cronk)

DISTRICT 2, POSITION 2:

Steve Hastings** $0 (Self-financed: Doesn’t intend to

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July
17th

Puyallup City Council discusses conduct of Planning Commissioners, council members as election season heats up

In a long and heated discussion at Tuesday night’s regular meeting, the Puyallup City Council members exchanged barbs on the ethical behavior of city officials during an election season that’s in full swing.

The discussion started after Council members John Palmer and Kent Boyle requested an addition to the meeting agenda regarding controversial conduct involving two Planning Commission members and an applicant seeking to rezone land near Shaw Road.

Several residents have expressed concern that chairman Steve Hastings and vice chairman Chris McNutt attended a private meeting that included a senior representative from Schnitzer West, a developer that has an

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June
18th

Puyallup City Council unanimously passes halfway house ordinance, bans multiple sex offenders, violent felons from living in residential areas

The Puyallup City Council unanimously passed an ordinance Tuesday night that bans two or more sex offenders or violent felons from living together in residential areas in the city limits.

The first reading of the ordinance was back in February, and Tuesday’s vote builds on a recently signed state law that limits how many former inmates using state-issued rental vouchers can live together.

The action follows a 10-month emotionally charged public process that sparked the effort at the state level.

The city’s ordinance prohibits two or more offenders from living together in any residential zone within city limits. It also

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June
6th

Puyallup city officials to wear high heels, raise awareness about domestic violence issues during Meeker Days

Puyallup’s annual Meeker Days will include a charitable event to benefit sexual assault resources in Pierce County.

The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes fundraiser, part of an international movement designed to raise awareness about domestic violence issues, will be June 22 at 10 a.m. with an associated 5K fun run starting at 9 a.m., according to a city press release.

Last year, Puyallup City Council members participated in the Tacoma-Pierce County event where participants wear high heels and walk a mile — literally — in women’s shoes. This year, Puyallup is hosting a local offshoot of the march.

 

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May
17th

Several city Planning Commission members file for open council seats in Puyallup

Several Planning Commission members have filed to run for open seats on the Puyallup City Council.

Mayor Rick Hansen is ineligible to run again, and candidates Steve Hastings and Heather Shadko filed to run for the open position.

Hansen served as a council member from 1980 to 1988, and has reached the 12-year lifetime term limits set by the City Council in 2011. A new mayor will be chosen after the election. It is an appointed two-year position filled by standing council members.

Hastings is the chair of the city’s Planning Commission.

Shadko, who works for the Port of Tacoma

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May
14th

Municipal Court Judge appointed by Puyallup City Council files to run for full term in fall

Judge Andrea Beall, appointed last year to replace Judge Stephen Shelton after his retirement Nov. 1, has filed to run for Municipal Court Judge in the fall election, according to the Pierce County elections website.

Beall was chosen from 14 candidates to fill the unexpired term. She was appointed by Puyallup Mayor Rick Hansen and unanimously approved by the City Council.

She is the only candidate who has filed thus far. Filing week ends Friday, May 17.

Beall is the first female Municipal Judge in Puyallup.

Kari Plog: 253-597-8682
kari.plog@thenewstribune.com
@KariPlog

May
14th

McNutt first candidate to file for District 3 race in Puyallup elections

Chris McNutt, vice chair of Puyallup’s Planning Commission, has filed to run for City Council, according to the Pierce County elections website.

McNutt filed to run for District 3 Position 2. He is the first to declare a bid for the district spot. Filing week ends Friday, May 17.

District 3 Councilman Kent Boyle has yet to file for re-election. His current term expires at the end of this year.

Kari Plog: 253-597-8682
kari.plog@thenewstribune.com
@KariPlog

 

May
14th

Puyallup mayor term-limited; 2 file to run for his open City Council seat

Puyallup Mayor Rick Hansen has reached lifetime term limits on the City Council, and his seat is up for grabs.

So far two candidates have filed to run for the open spot, and both are members of the city’s Planning Commission.

Steve Hastings and Heather Shadko have filed to run for District 2 Position 2 in Puyallup. Hastings is the chair of the city’s Planning Commission and Shadko is an appointed member.

Filing week ends Friday, May 17. Anyone interested in filing for candidacy can do so online or in-person at the Pierce County Auditor’s Office.

Kari Plog: 253-597-8682

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