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Posted on: June 24, 2020

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Information about the Novel Coronavirus

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community input opportunities

The Pierce County Library System is asking people throughout Pierce County to let the library system know how it can best serve people in the coming months as it continues to provide services during the novel coronavirus pandemic 2019 (COVID-19). The Library would like people to share their thoughts and opinions in the How to Serve You Now online survey ( now through July 25, 2020.

 The Library will use the input as it continues its preparations for in-building and online services. The survey is based upon questions the Library System is hearing from some people currently as well as questions it has asked previously to get some comparative information.


The Canyon Road Regional Connection Project is reaching a milestone this year. The River Crossing portion of the project is starting an environmental review process to evaluate how it may affect the built and natural environments. Pierce County launched an online open house where community members can learn more about the project and details of the environmental review. They want to hear what you think they should study in the environmental review.

The River Crossing portion of the project will extend Canyon Road East from 52nd Street East to 70th Avenue East in Fife, enabling an important connection between Frederickson and the Port of Tacoma. These improvements will support the local economy, provide new route options, and reduce travel. The project will identify and mitigate impacts to fish and wildlife habitats, including stream and riparian impacts. Pierce County is conducting the environmental review in accordance with the National and State Environmental Policy Acts (NEPA/SEPA).

You can comment online after exploring the interactive website, or send your comment by email, postal mail or telephone voicemail.

  • Call our 24/7 telephone hotline at (253) 300-5101 and leave a voicemail message
  • Mail comments to:
    Canyon Road Regional Connection Project Environmental Review Public Comments
    Pierce County Planning and Public Works
    Attn: Environmental Resources
    2702 S 42nd St #109
    Tacoma, WA 98409
  • Email comments to the project inbox at   

Looking for a real-time opportunity to learn about the project? Join a virtual town hall on Thursday, July 23 from 7-8 p.m. to hear directly from the project team and discuss the proposed scope of the environmental review. Please RSVP to the virtual town hall here: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar.

Visit to learn more and share your comments by August 7.


WSDOT would like to alert Fife residents of some pile driving and related work along 70th/Pacific Hwy E. through May, June and beyond. Pile driving, earthwork and concrete pouring is part of the construction of the new I-5 overpass bridge at 70th Avenue. This is a WSDOT project that is part of the Puget Sound Gateway Program. Those with questions or concerns can reach out to:

WSDOT 24/7 hotline: 253-303-6800


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The City of Fife’s Community Development team has worked hard to make the city’s online permitting system more user friendly. You can apply for a permit from anywhere, so long as you have a computer connection. To learn more about the city’s online permitting features, visit


At the February 11 council meeting, Fife City Councilmembers voted to streamline the start times for all its meetings. The new start time beginning with the March 10 council meeting will be 6 p.m. That start time will be the same for regular council meetings and study sessions. The February 18 council study session will begin at 6 p.m. and the February 25 council meeting will start at 7 p.m. However, the new 6 p.m. start time will become regular practice beginning with the March 10 council meeting. For more information on city council meetings and to review the agendas, please click here. 


The City of Fife has set up an information page for Benthien Loop residents who will be connecting to the city’s water and/or sewer lines before the September 12, 2020 deadline for waived fees. Find that information page at


Due to processing fees, effective December 4, 2019, we are no longer able to accept credit card payments over $1,000. Please click here to learn more.


Did you know you can sign up for auto payments for utility billing? You can also make a one-time payment online. To do so, visit this page. For more information on utility payments, visit this page.


 Watch a video of the I-5 Southbound Port of Tacoma off-ramp work completed in October 2019. 


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