City of Tacoma News: Tacoma City Council

Tacoma City Council
Study Session
Noon, Tuesday, July 29, 2004
Johnson’s Candy
924 Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Neighborhood walk through
City Council members will join representatives from the Upper Tacoma community for a walk through the neighborhood during. The council will start its tour at Johnson’s Candy, 924 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, and stop at local businesses and organization offices along the walk. The council will meet at the Tacoma Community House, 1314 S. L St., at 1 p.m. to discuss other items of interest and to hold an executive session related to real estate negotiations.

Tacoma City Council
Regular Meeting
5 p.m., Tuesday, July 29, 2004
District 3
Franklin Elementary School
1402 South Lawrence St.

Town Hall meeting
The City Council will hold its second Town Hall meeting of the year at Franklin Elementary School. Council member Tom Stenger, who represents District 3, will host the meeting when the council considers its regular agenda beginning and convenes a joint Town Hall meeting with the Central Neighborhood Council at 6 p.m. The Town Hall agenda includes discussions of land use policy, traffic concerns and fair and equitable housing. District 3 encompasses the Central and Upper Tacoma areas of town.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Consideration of the City of Tacoma’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Recruitment Plan (EEO Plan) is scheduled. The EEO Plan is meant to allow the city to attract and retain a qualified workforce that is a reasonable representation of the labor market, as determined by business conditions and the number of placement opportunities.

Grant would fund police tributes
The Tacoma City Council will consider accepting a $75,000 grant from the Department of Justice for construction of six tributes to fallen police officers. The funds would help create a large tribute outside the new headquarters building and five smaller tributes outside each substation. A committee including neighborhood council members, members of the art community and families of slain officers would select the tributes.

Transportation Program
The final vote on the City’s Six-Year Comprehensive Transportation Program and the amended 2004 Transportation Program is scheduled. Washington state requires the transportation plan to be updated every year before July 1. The plan includes information about how the city will spend money for non-motorized transportation. Time will be available at the beginning of the meeting for public comment.

City offices closed July 5
City of Tacoma administrative offices will close on Monday, July 5, in recognition of the Independence Day holiday. Garbage and recycling collection will not be affected. Tacoma Solid Waste Management will collect garbage, recycling and yard waste on July 5, and the City’s landfill, recycling center and household hazardous waste facility will be open that day. The landfill and its on-site services will be closed July 4. Customers with solid waste-related questions may call 253/ 591-5543.