Lacey history – this week 1974

August 30th, 2016 by Ken

Some 12,000 people attended the Lacey International Music, Arts and Dance Festival, which ended its three-day run.  To fund the event, some 10,700 tickets were sold.  Given away as first prize was a new Ford Mustang, while second prize was a trip to Las Vegas.

The Lacey City Council voted to give all city employees a 5 percent cost of living wage increase starting on Sept. 1.  This was on top of a 5 percent increase given to all city employees on January 1.  In other council action, the city decided not to proceed with a ULID to bring sewers to the Shady Lane and 25th Loop area after significant protest by residents.

And, with the opening of school just a few days away, the North Thurston School District has not yet reached a contract with the Public School  Employees union.

(Editor’s note:   Inflation in 1974 was running about 10 percent for the year.)

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