City of Tacoma News: Tacoma City Council

Tacoma City Council

Study Session

noon, Tuesday, June 25, 2002

Room 16

Tacoma Municipal Building North

728 St. Helens Ave.

Metro Parks update, EMS levy

At a joint City Council/Metropolitan Park District Board of Commissioners’ study session, Metro Park’s staff members will provide an update on current projects, including: the 1999 bond issue projects at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, the pool at Stewart Heights Park and Wapato Hills playfield, which is under construction. The Metro Parks Board recently determined it would give greater priority to maintaining existing facilities over building new ones. City of Tacoma staff members will discuss the city’s Strategic Plan, the Lincoln Heights Park/Costco road closure alternatives and Ruston Way development and maintenance.

Also, Jon Lendosky, assistant chief for the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) division of the Tacoma Fire Department, will discuss the department’s request to place an increased levy on the September ballot. The discussion was originally scheduled for last week’s study session, but was rescheduled.

Tacoma City Council

Regular Meeting

5 p.m., Tuesday, June 25, 2002

Council Chambers

Tacoma Municipal Building

747 Market St.

Convention Center contractor

The City Council will take public testimony and vote on whether to approve an agreement to fund the Tacoma Convention and Trade Center project’s next phase. The $28 million General Contractor Manager (GCCM) agreement with M.A. Mortenson and Co. would pay for building site preparation; primary structure construction, such as the foundation and the structural steel; mechanical and electrical systems and other related work. The $120.7 million Greater Tacoma Convention Center, which is on schedule to open in 2004, is a 215,000-square-foot convention center that includes a 50,000-square-foot exhibit hall, 23,000 square feet of meeting and ballroom space and 640 new parking spaces at South 15th and 17th streets between Market and Commerce streets.

Conservation fees

The council will consider a resolution that would support the Pierce Conservation District’s proposal to charge property owners within the Conservation District’s boundaries up to $5 per parcel annual resource conservation fee.

Six-Year Transportation Program

The council will consider adopting the Six-Year Comprehensive Transportation Program for 2003-2008 and amendments to the 2002 transportation plan. The amended plan would add up to $31 million worth of new projects.

Police agreement

The council will vote on a tentative labor agreement with the Tacoma Police Union, Local 6.

Fire Station design services

The council will vote on a $123,500 professional services contract with Architects BCRA-Tsang for construction of a new station for Fire Station No. 8 at 4911 S. Alaska St. Construction is set to begin later this summer.

Public Hearing: Group Care homes

After the meeting the public can comment on proposed amendments to the Special Needs Housing ordinance.