People always ask how to get more city services for lower taxes. The answer? Do a few simple tasks yourself. If everyone did this, the City would have hundreds of hours of staff time for bigger projects.
1. Pick up pet waste.
A humble task but oh, so important.
2. Call before trimming street trees.
Pruning street trees incorrectly is costly to the City and potentially to you. Contact Ann Siegenthaler at 253-299-5520 or firstname.lastname@example.org before trimming.
3. Plant wisely.
When you stick a shade-loving hosta in the sunniest part of your yard, you’ll spend all summer watering it…and wondering why your water bill is so high.
4. Surf the web.
About 80% of calls we receive are for information that’s on our website. It’s fun to chat, but visiting through this site can save you a few minutes.
5. Obey the rules of the road.
Slow down and put the cell phone away. You hate receiving a ticket, and we hate writing them. Let’s do both of us a favor!
6. Wash your car on gravel or lawn.
Save the water systems we all use by keeping all your grease, dirt and suds out of our stormwater system, drains and rivers.