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Tag: Puyallup homelessness

May
22nd

Puyallup City Council approves appointments to new citizens task force on homelessness

A new task force is in place and will begin scheduling public meetings soon to discuss issues related to adult homelessness in Puyallup, according to city spokeswoman Melanie Harding.

On Tuesday night, the Puyallup City Council confirmed appointments to a new citizens group tasked with reviewing issues related to homelessness and its impacts on citizens and businesses in the city.

The six-member committee will look at a variety of focus questions and, with the help of a facilitator, work to identify solutions to key issues.

Members will approach the issue from a variety of perspectives.

Zac Green and Patrick McGregor

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May
8th

Puyallup City Council continues planning for homelessness task force

The City of Puyallup continued its effort to address the growing problem of homelessness as it reviewed recommendations for a new task force.

City Manager Bill McDonald has been working on a process to assemble a group to address homelessness issues in the city. He presented procedural plans to the City Council on Tuesday.

In April, the City Council tasked McDonald and city staff to form a tight core group of community representatives to research issues related to Puyallup’s homeless population and the impacts on the city.

At Tuesday’s meeting, McDonald presented a memo that outlined recommendations for representatives, focus

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