Sumner’s Clean Audit

Audits are quite dry and frankly, not the most exciting to read. However, they are among the most important documents for a City. Our complete FY2018 Audit from the Washington State Auditor includes no exit items, management letters or findings. An audit is not as visual as a bridge being Read more…

Sound Transit Survey

We’ve talked about parking garages, interchanges and pedestrian improvements with Sound Transit. Now, it’s time to talk capacity. The Sounder South Capacity Expansion team is developing a plan to expand service capacity in the South Sound. That could range from additional daily trips to station upgrades to accommodate longer trains. Read more…

Traffic Avenue Changes

UPDATE 9/18/19: the contractor changed what was previously noticed as a full closure of the overpass to a one-land closure for this week. Here are the latest traffic changes: There’s no parking along the shoulder of Traffic Avenue northbound from the City limits to the overpass. This affects Sound Transit commuters. Read more…

PSRC Honors Sumner

At the past City Council Meeting, Josh Brown with the Puget Sound Regional Council presented Sumner with the Vision 2040 Award for our designated Manufacturing Industrial Center subarea plan that we share with the City of Pacific. This designation and award highlight the regional benefit of this area and its Read more…

RapidSOS Added to 911

In an emergency, seconds count. It’s important to know where you are so 911 can direct responders to your exact location to deliver life-saving aid. Now, South Sound 911 can receive more accurate cellular location data for 911 calls the agency receives, using RapidSOS. In Pierce County, where more than Read more…

KING5 Features Cemetery

Sumner Cemetery was featured in KING 5’s story about changing trends in cemeteries and what they offer. Although it’s a rather unusual example, Sumner continues to set the standard of excellence for a progressive small city in the services we provide. Click here to learn more about the cemetery itself Read more…

Vote for Pedestrian Projects

Sound Transit is deciding how to spend $50 million of their System Access Fund. Sumner is in the running for two projects: Sumner Station Safe Sidewalk/Bike Enhancements and Rivergrove Community Pedestrian Bridge. Safe Sidewalk/Bike Enhancements The Safe Sidewalk/Bike Enhancements provides $1.5 million to develop pedestrian and bicycle east-west corridors around Read more…

Sumner Connects

Sumner Connects is a new service on this website that allows you to better connect with staff on key projects and ongoing efforts. It allows you to take polls, ask questions, request email updates about a specific project and more. For most interactive activity, you need to create a login Read more…