• City of Tacoma QA
  • City of Tacoma OpenData

District 5 Community Newsletter Archive

Subscribe to the District 5 Community Newsletter 


District 5 Community Newsletter Archive


2024 Newsletters


June 2024

CM Bushnell announces his summer coffee chat series, remembers Council Member Catherine Ushka, provides updates on the City's Litter Code, Pothole Palooza, and more. 


February 2024

CM Bushnell highlights upcoming City outreach and community events, shares information on the City's legislative agenda, and updates on the Charter Review Commission. 


2023 Newsletters


November 2023

CM Bushnell highlights the City's efforts to build community along the Hosmer corridor, recent Tacoma Power proposed rate increases, and his recent trip to the 2023 Fuzhou International Friendship Cities Cultural Festival. 


October 2023

CM Bushnell shares District 5 Green Tacoma Day events. 


August 2023

CM Bushnell highlights recent community engagement, and shares survey and feedback opportunities for Tidy Up Tacoma, Picture Pac Ave, and Pierce Transit and Metro Parks projects. 


June 2023

A statement from Council Member Joe Bushnell on South End Neighborhood Council’s recent ‘Compassionate Tacoma’ recognition.


May 2023

This newsletter shares updates on Cambodian Community Events, addressing the 'urban heat island' effect with trees, Home in Tacoma Open House events, and more. 


March 2023

Council Member Bushnell shares highlights from his 2023 community town hall, and invites community to participate in a tree planting event. 


February 2023

This newsletter provides information on Home In Tacoma Phase 2, CM Bushnell's recent appointment to the National League of Cities' Community and Economic Development Committee, How to apply to the Pierce County Eviction Prevention Program, and more. 


January 2023

CM Bushnell announces the new date for and timeframe for our annual District 5 Town Hall: Saturday, February 25, from noon to 1 PM, at the STAR Center in South Tacoma.  


2022 Newsletters


December 2022

This newsletter covers the 2023-2024 Biennial Budget, keeping Tacoma clean with a solid waste excise tax, the Cambodian delegation visit, and more. 


August 2022

This newsletter covers Vision Zero, Green Infrastructure Mini-Grants, the new revamped TacomaFIRST 311 App, media interviews and Council Member Bushnell's community involvement over summer 2022. 


June 2022

Invitation to Meet and Greet Your Council Member Joe Bushnell at the Fern Hill Library.


May 2022

This newsletter covers topics such as the Tacoma Police Department's Crime Plan, connecting with Hosmer businesses and residents, the Cambodian Genocide Remembrance Proclamation, and the Bridge BNSF Warehouse Project.


February 2022

Introduction to District 5 Council Member Joe Bushnell. 

2021 Newsletters


May 2021

Invitation for South End community members to participate in South End Strategic Neighborhood Action Plans (SNAPs) focus group.


2020 Newsletters


December 2020

This newsletter celebrates the anniversary of Resolution NO. 40509, which declared a climate emergency in Tacoma. 


October 2020

Topics include community feedback and engagement opportunities for the 2021-2022 budget, information on the City's small business resiliency grant, community feedback and engagement opportunities on the City's next Police Chief, more ways to report and track power outages, and highlights from CM Beale's recent bike tour across the South End. 


June 2020

A Statement from Council Member Chris Beale on the death of Manuel Ellis. 


March 2020 - COVID-19 Emergency Update

Topics include the City of Tacoma's emergency proclamation in regards to COVID-19, how the City of Tacoma is supporting its residents, Tacoma public schools offering meals to all students, and updates from the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. 


March 2020 - Event Cancelation Notice

An update to the previous e-newsletter announcing event cancellations. 


March 2020

Topics include Council Member Beale's resolution committing the City of Tacoma to Vision Zero by 2035, an update on the East 64th street improvement project, other City infrastructure updates, and a list of upcoming events in District 5. 


2019 Newsletters


December 2019

Topics include highlights from a tiny home tour Council Member Beale did in Seattle, an update on the clean fuel standard proposal being recommended by the Council, and an invitation to a Southeast and South end Tacoma join strategy session. 


June 2019

Invitation to Council Member Beale's June 29, 2019, Town Hall. 


February 2019

Topics include an update on Streets Initiative projects in District 5, information on how new international regulations will affect recycling in Tacoma, and an overview of bus Rapid Transit. 


2018 Newsletters


October 2018

Topics include an update on affordable housing in Tacoma, changes to addressing chronic nuisances, and an invitation to a town hall to discuss the City's budget.