The Utilities Squeeze

Life’s Most Basic Need It’s not housing or high-speed internet. Both of those are very important, but physically, the first (or last) thing humans need to survive is water. Clean water and its delivery system, public utilities, are where social equity meets environmental protection. Getting water is critical to everyone. Read more…

Group of students at Degrees of Change

Seed Internships

From Mayor Bill Pugh: One of the best moments is when two good things come together to make something truly special. We’re partnering this year with the non-profit Degrees of Change and their program Seed Internships. They focus on recruiting students from Pierce County who are studying at colleges around Read more…

Taking Care of Businesses

For the most up-to-date information on the City’s response to COVID-19, please click here. For common and questions about the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order and how to comply, especially for businesses including construction, please click here. Save the Date: 2nd Round PPP Webinars The Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County cordially Read more…

Garbage Rates

The City of Sumner is increasing the refuse rates in accordance with the contract with D.M. Disposal. The contract calls for an annual CPI adjustment of eighty percent (80%) of the change in the October Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) computed by the Seattle-Tacoma Area, plus an additional increase to reflect Read more…