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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

City council members discuss fiber construction complaints during a meeting at Pullman City Hall, March 2.

Pullman city council hears financial and Ziply Fiber updates

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter March 2, 2022

Tom Murn, Ziply Fiber engineering manager, updated the Pullman City Council at their Tuesday night meeting about their response to complaints made regarding the Ziply Fiber project that started in...

A bypass would reduce traffic congestion and restore vibrancy to downtown Pullman, said councilmember Francis Benjamin.

Local officials consider Pullman bypass

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter February 7, 2022

Members of the Whitman County Board of Commissioners and the Pullman City Council are considering different proposals for building a bypass around Pullman, with costs ranging from $10 million to $100 million. Whitman...

One of the most important rights we have is voting. Are Cougs exercising it?

Students should vote in local elections

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor November 3, 2021

One of the best things about this country is our right to vote. We get to choose our leaders, our representatives and the policies of our local areas. It is an important gift in our society. However,...

Korey Woodley, executive manager of Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee, speaks about water usage during a Pullman City Council meeting Tuesday.

Council hears water data, approves walkway resolution

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter October 27, 2021

The Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee executive manager updated Pullman City Council members Tuesday on the city’s water usage and other related statistics from the year.  Water Usage Data from...

The council authorized staff to work with nomination agencies for the 2021 Washington State Transportation Improvement Board Complete Streets program. 

City Council goes back on Lawson Garden House vote

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter September 15, 2021

Lawson Gardens Pullman City Council voted to not move forward with the previously approved Lawson Garden House and are considering other proposals instead during their Tuesday evening meeting.  The...

City Council votes to reorganize M&O division

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter September 1, 2021

Pullman City Council voted Tuesday night to authorize reorganization of the Maintenance and Operation Division.  M&O Superintendent Art Garro presented his suggestions for reorganizing the division...

Jeri Harris, Pullman Arts Commission chair, wrote in an email that the commission will present a Pullman Window Walk to City Council.

Arts Commission cancels ArtFest for second year

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor January 14, 2021

The Pullman Arts Commission voted in a meeting Tuesday to cancel this year’s ArtFest due to COVID-19 concerns. Commissioners are unsure if COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted or changed by May, when...

Councilmember Eileen Macoll said she wants to emphasize economic growth and helping small businesses.

Councilmembers raise property taxes by 1 percent

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter November 18, 2020

Pullman City councilmembers unanimously passed an ordinance that will raise property taxes by 1 percent and bring in around $67,000 more for the city than last year’s property taxes, during Tuesday night’s...

Each city department will have a slight increase in budget requests, said Mike Urban, finance director and interim city administrator.

City departments present preliminary budget requests

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter November 4, 2020

Pullman City Council started its budget process for 2021 and 2022, hearing proposals from city departments that will be determined on or after Nov. 17.  Councilmembers emphasized the need for economic...

Pullman City Councilmembers approved several building developments, including Kamiak Cottages’ planned development and the planned Paradise Hills subdivision project.

Councilmembers approve Kamiak Cottages planned development

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter October 20, 2020

The Pullman City Council approved several building developments and heard a presentation on the status of criminal justice in Pullman during its virtual meeting Tuesday night. Construction in town The...

Pullman City Council can declare a need for the tax increase partly caused by the citys economic pitfall because of COVID-19. The city hopes to see increased revenue from several construction projects, even if the property tax does not go up, said Mike Urban, Pullman director of finance and administrative services. 

Councilmembers to consider property tax increase following drop in city revenue

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter October 20, 2020

The Pullman City Council will decide on a possible property tax increase in November when the council adopts its 2021 tax levy.  If the council increases the property tax by the state-designated 1...

City officials say Pullman will bounce back from the economic turmoil caused by the pandemic, but a yearly budget may be difficult to plan for as of now.

Pullman saw $700,000 drop in yearly revenue, finance director says

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter October 6, 2020

The City of Pullman saw more than a $700,000 drop in overall revenue during 2020, with much of the loss coming from a decrease in sales, gambling, admissions and public utilities taxes, according to a...

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