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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

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 21, 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 21, 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 7, 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...

Councilmember Al Sorenson said he was okay with not using CARES Act money on a marketing plan for Pullman, but that the city needed to prioritize helping businesses. 

City Council will not spend CARES money on marketing plan

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter September 30, 2020

Pullman City Council unanimously approved the updated Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funding expenses during its Tuesday virtual meeting.  The council decided against spending any...

Phil Weiler, WSU vice president for marketing and communications, said faculty and coaches follow a different process than students when accused of violating certain measures.

WSU considers consequences for those who violate public health orders

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter September 22, 2020

As Pullman remains one of the COVID-19 hot spots, WSU officials are being pressured to amplify punishments for those who receive public safety infractions. The university does not want to pursue expulsive...

Pullman City councilmembers approved thousands of dollars in public works projects during a meeting Tuesday night.

City council supports police issuing tickets to COVID-19 partygoers

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter September 16, 2020

Pullman City Council unanimously approved higher penalties for violating public health orders in an attempt to mitigate the recent COVID-19 spike in the city during a virtual meeting Tuesday night. Pullman...

Mike Urban, Pullman City director of finance and administrative services, said Pullman will receive a new CARES Act allocation of at least $30,000.

City Council recommends spending government money to increase tourism

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter September 2, 2020

Pullman City Council decided to allocate about $30,000 for a professional, regional marketing firm with the purpose of increasing tourism within Pullman’s business district during its virtual meeting...

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