Applications available online for 2 City Council vacancies

The City is now accepting applications for two City Council positions that represent the entire City of Tacoma: At-Large Position No. 7 and At-Large Position No. 8. Citizens seeking appointment to the City Council must be qualified electors and City residents for two years immediately preceding the time of appointment.

The Council is responsible for enacting all legislation, developing policies, and making general decisions for governing the City. Council duties include adopting and amending City laws; approving the budget; establishing City policies and standards; approving contracts and agreements; and representing the City.

The Council meets every Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market St., City Council Chambers, first floor. In addition, study sessions are held every Tuesday at noon in Tacoma Municipal Building North, 733 Market St., Room 16. Council Committees meet in accordance with a set schedule from Mondays through Thursdays in various rooms in the Tacoma Municipal Building. Effective January 1, 2010, Council Members will receive an annual salary of $38,042.

Applications are available on the City’s Web site at or by contacting the City Clerk’s Office. Completed applications, cover letters and resumes are due to the City Clerk’s Office no later than 5 p.m., on Fri., Dec. 4. You may submit your application materials in any of the following ways: mail or hand deliver to the City Clerk’s Office, 747 Market St., Room 220, Tacoma, WA 98402-3766; facsimile: (253) 591-5300; or e-mail: .