City of Tacoma News: Tacoma City Council

Tacoma City Council
Study Session
Noon, Tuesday, July 16, 2002
Third floor conference room
Tacoma Public Utilities Administration Building
3628 S. 35th St.
Second Supply Pipeline Project
Tacoma Water Superintendent Ken Merry will brief the City Council and Public Utility Board on Seattle’s recent decision not to participate in the Second Supply Pipeline Project.
Click! Network update
Merry and Click! staff members will provide an update on the network’s power and commercial applications, its organizational structure and long-term plans. Click! will soon expand the network to reach more substations – and more customers. It will also deploy cost-saving technologies, such as automatic meter reading and time-of-use pricing. In addition, the group will tour the Energy Control Center where Click! Network connects to the system and monitors and controls the power network. The group may also tour other building adjacent to the Tacoma Power Administration complex.
Tacoma City Council
Regular Meeting
5 p.m., Tuesday, July 16, 2002
Council Chambers
Tacoma Municipal Building
747 Market St.
Drug screening rules for city hires
The City Council will review a proposed ordinance regarding pre-employment drug screening versus an unreasonable intrusion of privacy, in light of guidelines created by a Washington court case, Robinson v. City of Seattle. The council will take public comment and expects to vote at a future meeting.
Car museum agreement on hold
A resolution to allow the LeMay car museum of rise up from the Tacoma Dome parking lot appears on the council’s agenda. However, council members intend to delay discussion and action until later in July.
Carlton Building loan purchase
The council will vote whether to authorize a $3.7 million interest-bearing interfund loan from the General Fund to the Facilities Summary Fund to provide short-term financing for the purchase of the Carlton Building and parking garage. The council took public testimony July 9.
Appointment of alternate to board
The council will take public testimony and vote on a resolution that would appoint Councilmember Bill Evans as an additional alternate to the Puget Sound Regional Council Executive Board. The Puget Sound Regional Council Board is an association of cities, towns, counties, ports and state agencies that serves as a forum for developing policies and making decisions about regional growth and transportation issues in the four-county central Puget Sound region.
Group Care home ordinance review
The council plants to vote on proposed amendments to the Special Needs Housing ordinance. The public commented on the proposed revisions at a June 25 public hearing and at the July 9 council meeting.
Streamlining animal control regs
The council will vote on a proposed ordinance that would consolidate six separate city codes into a new animal control ordinance. The proposed ordinance would make implementation of the regulations more effective and efficient for the Humane Society, the court system and citizens. The council took public testimony on July 9.