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Council revisits plans for ‘dependable infrastructure’ study

The city's pedestrian and bicycle usage is set to finish by fall or winter of 2021, said Kevin Gardes, Pullman public works director.
MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter January 27, 2021

The Pullman City Council approved moving forward with a consulting company to complete a study on local pedestrian and bicycle usage. In August 2018, the council decided ‘dependable infrastructure’...

Company planning to open new cannabis shop

The proposed shop would be located just north of the WSU campus.
MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter January 25, 2021

A Western Washington company hopes to convert a Pullman car wash just north of campus into a new cannabis shop  Magic Tree Collective 206 submitted a site plan for 1505 NE Merman Drive, which...

City council approves $1.6 million road improvement project

City council approves $1.6 million road improvement project
MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter January 14, 2021

Pullman city councilmembers unanimously approved a $1.6 million re-bid to complete the arterial streets resurfacing project during their meeting Tuesday.  The chosen construction company, Motley-Motley...

City Council approves money for wildfire victims, budget

The 2021-2022 budget for Pullman was unanimously approved and includes $12,828,179 for transit expenditures and $15,671,838 for law enforcement.
MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter December 2, 2020

Pullman City Councilmembers unanimously approved a total of $100,000 for families affected by the Malden and Pine City fires that will be distributed within two years during a virtual meeting Tuesday night....

Pullman Arts Commission searches for mural artist

The mural design will depend on the artist chosen and the submissions received by the commission.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter December 1, 2020

The Pullman Arts Commission started a search for an artist to design a 120-by-7.5 foot mural with the theme: End Racism Now. The commission will choose an artist through a selection process, but Pullman...

Councilmembers raise property taxes by 1 percent

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

City Council discusses grant to expand tech entrepreneurship, downtown infrastructure

The grant could bring more entrepreneurs to downtown Pullman, said economic development manager Jennifer Hackman.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter November 11, 2020

Councilmembers discussed a new Economic Development Administration grant collaboration between WSU and Pullman during a city council meeting on Tuesday. WSU is looking into an EDA grant to expand technology...

City departments present preliminary budget requests

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

Councilmembers propose use of raw sewage technology

The non-invasive technology can measure the condition of a sewage pipe, said Kevin Gardes, councilmember and Pullman public works director.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter October 28, 2020

Councilmembers discussed reducing possible exposure to COVID-19  from raw sewage by using non-invasive technology during a city council meeting on Tuesday.  The technology can measure the condition...

City Hall moves to larger building

Pullman Mayor Glenn Johnson said the Whitman County District Court is the only office staying in the former City Hall building. All other offices are in the new building.
BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter October 21, 2020

The Pullman City Hall offices moved to a new building Oct. 12 because of a lack of space in the former building. The new city hall building is located in what used to be the former Encounter Ministries...

Councilmembers approve Kamiak Cottages planned development

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

Councilmembers to consider property tax increase following drop in city revenue

Pullman City Council can declare a need for the tax increase partly caused by the city's 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. 
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...

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