Busy week for Tacoma City budget

Members of City Council are scheduled on Dec. 2 to hear the first reading of the following budget-related ordinances: amend the Capital Facilities Element of the Comprehensive Plan, and adopting the 2009-2014 Capital Facilities Program; adopt the 2009-2010 Biennial Budget of the City of Tacoma; and adopt the City’s Revised Six-Year Comprehensive Transportation Program for amended years 2008 and 2009-2014.

Also, the City Council has budget workshops scheduled for Dec. 2 from 2 until 4 p.m. and on Dec. 4 from 4:30 until 6 p.m. to discuss the 2009-2010 Biennial Budget. The workshops will be held in the Council Chambers on the first floor of the Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market St. The audio and video portions of the workshop will be broadcast live on TV Tacoma on cable Channel 12 and on cable Channel 77 on Comcast and Channel 21 on Click!. Archived video from each budget session should be available on the TV Tacoma Web site within 24 hours of the meetings at http://www.tvtacoma.com .

Finally, the City Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing on Dec. 2 at approximately 5:30 p.m. regarding the 2009-2010 Biennial Budget. City Council is also scheduled to have a public hearing Dec. 2 concerning the recommendations of the Human Services Commission for community services funding for local human services programs.