WSDOT Seeks Public Input On Goal And Eligibility Changes

 People will have an opportunity to comment on a proposed amendment to the disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) participation goal for Washington State Department of Transportation projects that receive federal funding.

Construction projects built with federal funds must comply with federal laws and regulations concerning the use of certified minority- and women-owned DBE firms to complete a percentage of the work. Changes to the DBE participation goal are based on a recently completed disparity study.

WSDOT will gather input regarding the proposed goal at public meetings in Spokane, Seattle and Tacoma in January, as well as through a webinar and an online comment form.


Puget Sound Partnership Science Panel Meets Dec. 18

The Puget Sound Partnership’s Science Panel will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, in Conference Room C212 at South Seattle Community College Georgetown Campus, 6737 Corson Ave. S., Seattle. The Science Panel includes some of the top scientists in the state and advises the Partnership’s efforts to develop a science-based comprehensive plan to restore Puget Sound.

Agenda highlights include: A presentation on the latest information from the Human Wellbeing Indicator Project
•    An update on the Marine Resource Advisory Council
•    A report on the development and implementation of the Puget Sound Pressure Assessment
•    A presentation on the status of the Biennial Science Work Plan
The full agenda, meeting materials and directions are available at: The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to address questions or comments about the regional effort to restore and protect Puget Sound.

December 17, 2013/PSP Public Notice

MCNB Meeting Dec. 17

The Mason Community Network Board has scheduled a meeting for Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 4:30PM at the Mason County Public Health, Building 8. The purpose of the meeting is to approve a transition plan from the current Board and Student Success Consortium to Youth Empowerment Strategies. This transition plan is due to significant changes in the community network structure at the state level. For more information call Kim Klint at 360-427-9670 ext. 543.

Weight Restrictions On Thurston County Roads Lifted

Based on field observation and weather predictions, Thurston County will be lifting the emergency load restrictions on all unincorporated roads with in the county at 12:01 am Monday December 16, 2013. Current restrictions will remain in effect until that time.

The restrictions were put in place earlier this week when the area began to thaw after weeks of freezing temperatures. The conditions created the threat of severe damage to county roads from heavy trucks as they put pressure on thawing pavement with frozen roadbeds beneath. December 16, 2013/Thurston County Public Notice