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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Restoring Parks Name Public Hearing

The City is considering restoring the name of the lands in and around Austin Estuary and Donkey Creek Parks to honor the Puyallup Tribe’s history in Gig Harbor.

As part of this effort, the City formed an ad-hoc committee to develop and provide recommendations to the City.  The ad-hoc committee’s proposed actions will be presented at the February 3 Parks Commission meeting and may include:

  • Naming...
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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Volunteers Needed: Parks Commission

The City is seeking citizens interested in serving on the Gig Harbor Parks Commission.

The Parks Commission advises the Mayor and City Council on park and recreation facilities, open space acquisition and development, maintenance and operation of parks and recreation public facilities, operation of parks and recreation programs and other ma...

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Volunteer Needed - Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

The City of Gig Harbor is looking for a volunteer interested in serving on the Gig Harbor Lodging Tax Advisory Committee.

The purpose of the committee is to advise the City Council on matters of lodging tax collection and expenditures.  Applicants must be representatives of a business required to collect the lodging tax. The committee meets monthly on the second Thu...

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Posted on: November 30, 2020

Council Study Session - Commercial Fishing Homeport Feasibility Study at Ancich Waterfront Park

The findings of the Study will be discussed at the 1/14/21 Council Study Session to hear comments from the Commercial Fishermen & Park Neighbors who participated in the Study, the public, and to review the next steps for the Commercial Fishing Homeport.

The Report is available for public review and accessed here: Commercial Fishing Homeport Feasibility Study Report

Details for accessing the January 14 City Council Study Session can be found here: http://cityofgigharbor.net/Calendar.aspx?EID=2277&...

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Posted on: December 17, 2020

City of Gig Harbor 2020 Employee Engagement Survey Results

On Wednesday, December 16, council and administration were presented a summary overview of the employee engagement survey results from the company that administered it.

We will carefully review the outcomes of the survey, continue to get employee feedback and will work together to help create a better working environment for our employees.  We look forward to additional conversations in the coming months to bett...

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Posted on: December 17, 2020

PSRC Regional Aviation Baseline Study

The Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) is leading a baseline study to provide a clear picture of the aviation needs in the region and set the stage for future planning efforts.

The Tacoma Narrows Airport has been identified in the draft study as a potential location for expanded passenger or cargo aircraft services. The City Council has adopted Resolution 1189 expressing its opposition to any large-scale expansion of the airport...

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

Statewide Plastic Bag Ban Delayed Until January 30, 2021

Responding to growing plastic bag pollution, the Washington State Legislature in 2020 passed a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags that was scheduled to take effect on January 1. This new law supersedes the City's "Bring Your Own Bag" Ordinance.

On December 18 Governor Jay Inslee issued a 30-day proclamation to postpone Washington’s statewide plastic bag ban as written in RCW 70a.530.  Here are the most important things to know about this proclamation:

  • The Department of Ecology ...
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Posted on: November 12, 2020

Volunteers Needed - Salary Commission

The Independent Salary Commission consists of five members that must be residents of the City of Gig Harbor. They cannot be city officials, city employees, or immediate family members of city officials or employees.

The commission is responsible for the elected officials’ salaries and will make a recommendation to increase, decrease, or maintaining the current salaries for each position. The commission will meet no later than April 30th of each even-numbere...

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