Unit Meeting Presentations
Normally, the League of Women Voters of Tacoma-Pierce County holds regular monthly unit meetings, neighborhood-focused discussion groups, approximately 10 months per year. The usual schedule, shown below, is not valid during the COVID-19 social distancing period.
Beginning in September 2020, there will be unit meetings held by Zoom on these dates:
Regular Schedule (in recess at this time)
Tacoma Unit - 2nd Thursday 1:00 - 3:00 pm N. Tacoma Police Substation 5140 N. 26th St. Tacoma, WA Contact: Dorothy McBride, firstname.lastname@example.org
SW Pierce Unit - 2nd Friday 10:00 am - Noon Steilacoom Community Center, 2301 Worthington Steilacoom, WA Contact: Christie Perkins, email@example.com
East Pierce Unit - 2nd Saturday, 10:00 am - Noon Puyallup Library 324 S. Meridian Puyallup, WA Contact: Paula Eismann, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gig Harbor/Key Peninsula Unit - 3rd Saturday, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Herons Key 4340 Borgen Blvd. Gig Harbor North, WA Contact: Charlene Franz,email@example.com
Merrill Gardens Unit - 3rd Thursday, 1:00 pm 7290 Rosemount Cir. Tacoma, WA 98465 Contact: Pat Olney, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Gig Harbor/Key Peninsula Unit chose "Climate Change: What Can One Person Do" as its "unit choice" topic in May 2019. Here are the handouts from that meeting.
Virtual Unit - May 2019
Alison McCaffree, LWVT-PC Member and Executive Director of Politics of the Possible in Action, presented "Census and Redistricting: Action Planning for One-Person, One Vote".
See the power point here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MKOuoT3Jdwx_oVkXJD5FBpCTG7fWFh7l/view
All Units - April 2019
The April 2019 program is an update on state legislation of interest to the League. It includes a wide range of topics.
The handout for the Gig Harbor/Key Peninsula Unit on April 20 is here. It reflects changes in bill status during the seek since the other four unit meetings were held.
The handout used for the remaining, earlier unit meetings is here.
All Units - March 2019
The March 2019 unit meeting program is a discussion of various levels of transportation systems and planning, from WA State Department of Transportation to City of Tacoma. The following power point portrays both projects currently underway and planned projects for the future.
At the time of producing this presentation, Pierce Transit's web site was inaccessible, so discussion of Pierce Transit will be oral only.
All Units - February 2019
Ned Witting, League member and coordinator for the organization Better Angels, gave this presentation at February 2019 unit meetings.
All Units - October 2018
This article is intended for reading in advance to prepare for the October Unit Meetings.
This article will also be discussed during the Unit Meetings.
See the power point here.
See the presentations on power point here
Amanda deShazo, Executive Director of the Affordable Housing Coalition, provided a report from 2010. Many of the recommendations from this report have not yet been implemented.