News Flash

Posted on: July 16, 2021

Statewide Plastic Bag Ban to go into effect on October 1, 2021

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

The new State law was scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2021, but was delayed due to COVID-19 precautions. Once the new law goes into effect, Washington state will:

  • Prohibit single-use plastic carryout bags in all retail and grocery stores, restaur...
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City of Gig Harbor News
Posted on: June 23, 2021

Campaign Signage

With campaign season heating up for the August Primary and November General Elections, it's important to remember that the City's Sign Code needs to be observed for all temporary signs on public and private property.

There are regulations which govern the allowable sign area, the number of temporary signs allowed and the maximum duration a temporary sign may be displayed. Signs installed without a permit are subject to civil penalty charges. 

Permits to place ...

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City of Gig Harbor News
Posted on: July 12, 2021

Volunteer Needed - Design Review Board

The City is seeking citizens interested in filling a vacancy on the Gig Harbor Design Review Board.

The Design Review Board (DRB) is charged with the interpretation, review and implementation of the City’s Design Manual. The DRB also acts on behalf of the State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) to review properties tha...

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City of Gig Harbor News
Posted on: June 14, 2021

2021 Summer Concert Series & Movies in the Park

The City Celebrates the Return of Summer Series in Skansie Park:
Join us for Tuesday Night Concerts and Friday Night Movies

The City of Gig Harbor Tourism Department is pleased to announce the return of the much-loved summer series of concerts and movies at Skansie Brothers Park for 2021. Due to state guidelines, both series were unable to occur in 2020, and both are well-love...

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City of Gig Harbor News