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Updates from the City of Pacific


From sewer testing to grocery pick up, there the City of Pacific has quite a lot going on! Check it out below:

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More Groceries and Masks Available

Visit the Community Centers this Friday!
11:30am-1:00pm Pacific Community Center
1:30pm-2:30pm Pacific Senior Center
We have had another wave of generous donations from community members and surrounding organizations. A list of a few things we have available
-Bags of potatoes, apples, and onions
-Free cloth masks
-Bag of weekend groceries for families
-Bag of weekend meal items for children
Please call (253) 929-1150 with any questions, and share this post if you think anyone on your friends list should know!

Breakfast and Lunch for children 1-18 continue
11:30am-1:00pm Monday-Friday


Update from Chief Schwartz

Our big news on the traffic enforcement front over the last couple weeks is that Officer Joe Wisniewski is now assigned as our dedicated Traffic Enforcement Officer. This is the first time we have been able to fill that position since Officer Stephens retired last year and I’m thrilled to have Officer Wisniewski in the role. Having him as a dedicated traffic officer doesn’t relieve the rest of us from our traffic enforcement duties however, and our entire patrol staff will still be out there addressing traffic violations when we are able. I even wrote a ticket, though it was outside Pacific, this week to someone who threw his lit cigarette onto the road while local firefighters were still working the Sumner Grade and other fires in the area.
Officer Wisniewski had the traffic ticket of the week though when he stopped a speeding driver who was doing 53 mph in a 30 mph zone on Valentine Avenue.
Here are the weekly stats for 8/28 – 9/11.
Dispatched/Officer-Initiated Incidents: 282
Traffic Stops: 96
Citations: 41

Sewer Testing Continues

The City of Pacific has been conducting smoke testing since August 24. The testing will go through September 24. From the City of Pacific: “The liquid smoke used is harmless. If smoke is entering your home, please open a window to let it escape. Smoke appearing in the home of a potential defect in your plumbing that may need to be repaired.”


Algona-Pacific Community Van

Algona and Pacific residents were looking for transportation to Work Source, Green River College, shopping areas, YMCA, Recreation Center, and Senior Center, and additional late night/weekend service options. The Algona-Pacific Community Van pilot, which launches late 2020 in partnership with Puget Sound Energy, will provide group trips using volunteer drivers to connect community members with desired destinations. Metro’s Community Vans consist of two electric Nissan Leafs and one ADA van, which will be available for use by residents of both Algona and Pacific. Vans are booked through a Community Transportation Coordinator and are available for preplanned trips and use 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Trips must originate within the community but don’t have a set service area.

King County Metro Transit Improvements

Bus service improvements coming to Algona and Pacific starting Sept. 19! Check out the full details of the Renton-Kent-Auburn Area Mobility Project website at the link below.
Route 917 is receiving a big boost
• The pathway has been shortened to improve travel time and modified during midday to add direct stops at Outlet Collection in southwest Auburn for improved access to jobs and services
• Increased weekday frequency to every 30-40 minute from 50-70 minutes
• Extended span of service a half-hour in the evenings, improving access to transit options at Auburn Station
• Added new Sunday service every 60 minutes to match Saturday service levelscity of pacific, pacific wa, pacific community center, pacific senior center, pacific senior bus

Bus Trips Will Resume on September 15th

The City Activity Bus is back in operation at a limited capacity. Bus trips will begin on September 15th on Tuesdays and Thursdays making trips to local grocery stores, and in October on Wednesdays as well.

  • Only three riders at a time
  • Face masks required
  • Riders must sign up ahead of time, please call (253) 929-1150 to secure your spot and more details!

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The above information has been aggregated from the City of Pacific Facebook pages and newsletter.

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