"City of Tacoma News – City Council Agenda Items for the Week of November 29, 1999"

“City Council Study SessionTuesday, November 30, noonTacoma Municipal Bldg. N.,Room 16, 728 St. Helens Ave., TacomaDeveloper-Friendly DowntownNew developer-friendly downtown zoning will be the topic of the study session on Destination Downtown, a proposal to modify the City’s comprehensive plan and zoning and sign regulations. The Council will hear recommendations, which would:- Replace other downtown plans.- Create four new zoning districts.- Add new development regulations.- Modify sign regulations.At the Council meeting, there will be an opportunity for comments on the ordinance. The Council may vote on the ordinance December 7.Council members will also hear what development could result from the proposed Harold E. LeMay Museum.An analysis for the Tacoma Dome District will discuss what development opportunities could result from creation of a 250,000-square-foot, world-class car museum.City Council MeetingTuesday, November 30, 5 p.m.City Council ChambersFirst floor, Municipal Bldg.747 Market StreetFoss-City AgreementThe City and the Foss Waterway Development Authority will review a proposed agreement for waterway development. The Council will take testimony and vote.Click! Works With ISPsTacoma Power has proposed adding a wholesale rate for Internet service providers for the Click! Network. The Council will vote on the rate change.Storm Drainage Rate BreakWaterfront and undeveloped properties could have a reduction in storm drainage rates if the Council approves a proposal to set rates based on cost of service.Cost Effective Performance AuditsAn ordinance would provide flexibility on City performance audits. The Council will vote on the proposal.Compensation PlanThe Council will vote on adopting a new compensation policy for unrepresented employees.Adult Retail MoratoriumA Council vote will be taken on a moratorium on adult retail.Mixed-Use ZoningThe Council will vote on mixed-use center zoning throughout the city.City-Pierce Transit ExchangeThe Council will take testimony and vote on a plan to pay off air rights above Pierce Transit’s downtown bus station.AT&T ServicesAT&T may provide telecommunication services over cable lines under a resolution up for testimony and a vote. Budget CutsThe City Manager has proposed service reductions and elimination of City jobs to plug a $7.5 million hole in the City’s budget. The Council will take testimony on the proposed ordinance.”