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Posted on: August 4, 2021

Gig Harbor Civic Center Open to the Public - Face Coverings Required at all Times

The Gig Harbor Civic Center is open to the general public. All persons entering the Civic Center are now required to wear a face covering as directed by Secretary of Health Order 20-03.4.

Disposable face coverings are provided inside the front doors to the Civic Center.

City staff cannot provide in-person services to visitors who are unable or unwilling to wear a face covering. Please call (253) 853-8136 or visit www.cityofgigharbo...

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City of Gig Harbor News
Posted on: October 18, 2021

Volunteer Needed: Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

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

The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) was established in accordance with state law to recommend to the City Council how lodging taxes collected in Gig Harbor should be allocated in order to best increase tourism in the city.


Applicants must b...

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City of Gig Harbor News
Posted on: October 15, 2021

City of Gig Harbor Public Right-of-Way ADA Self-Assessment and Transition Plan

The City is developing an ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Self-Assessment and Transition Plan for the City’s public right-of-way facilities in compliance with federal and state law.

The City of Gig Harbor is committed to providing equal access to its public right-of-way facilities for all citizens including those with disabilities.


The City will focus its efforts on prioritizing existing curb ramp barriers within City limits...

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City of Gig Harbor News
Posted on: October 1, 2021

City of Gig Harbor 2022 Preliminary Budget Now Available

The 2022 Preliminary Budget for the City of Gig Harbor is now available online.

2022 Preliminary Budget

The City Council will review and revise the preliminary budget over the next two months. Key meeting dates include:

  • Monday, October 18 at 2:00 p.m. - Study Session to discuss Legislative, Non-Governmental, Court, Administration, Fina...
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City of Gig Harbor News
Posted on: August 20, 2021

TRAFFIC IMPACT INFORMATION - Stinson Avenue Road Closure

Stinson Avenue will be closed daily (7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday- Friday) from September 27 through October 31, to thru traffic north of the roundabout at Rosedale Street to Harborview Drive.

A detour route is in place and local access to businesses and residence will be maintained. Local residents that live on Stinson Avenue will be allowed access but there will be no thru traffic during the hours of the closure.

Harborview Drive will remain o...

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City of Gig Harbor News
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Stormwater Revenue Study

For more information on the City's next steps in the Stormwater Revenue Study following the Virtual Stormwater Open House(s) held on Sept. 15 and 16, please click on the following link. A recording of the Open House is also available there.

Stormwater Revenue Study. 

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 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