Tacoma City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on two resolutions that would direct nearly $320,000 toward legislative lobbying services over the next two years.
If approved by city council, the first resolution would award a $163,680 contract to Gordon Thomas Honeywell Government Affairs for legislative lobbying services in the Washington State Legislature. According to documents prepared by city staff, the city requires additional, year-round resources and expertise to address legislative issues that arise in Olympia and potentially impact Tacoma City Hall.
The second resolution would award a $155,239 contract to Simon and Company for legislative lobbying services in Washington, D.C. According to documents prepared by city staff, Simon and Company has represented the City of Tacoma for several years, is well acquainted with the city’s issues, and has represented Tacoma’s interests before Congress, the Administration, and Federal regulatory agencies. The firm also provides assistance to councilmembers and city staff when they travel to Washington D.C. on city business.
Councilmembers are scheduled to vote on the resolutions during their meeting on Tues., Oct. 23 at 5 p.m. in City Council Chambers on the first floor of the Tacoma Municipal Building, located 747 Market Street. The agenda and meeting materials are available online here. Meetings are streamed live online at tvtacoma.com and broadcast live on TV Tacoma.