City of Tacoma News: Tacoma City Council

Tacoma City Council
Study Session
Noon, Tuesday, April 6, 2004
Room 16
Tacoma Municipal Building North
728 St. Helens Ave.

The City Council and the Joint Municipal Action Committee (JMAC) will conduct a joint study session to discuss important issues affecting Tacoma parks and schools. JMAC includes representatives from the Tacoma School Board, Metropolitan Park District Commission and the City Council. The group will present its 2004 agenda, which includes upcoming Metro Parks ballot issues, park security issues, off-leash parks, the truancy program, community use of schools and more. The public may attend the noon study session, but the council will not take comment.

Tacoma City Council
Regular Meeting
5 p.m., Tuesday, April 6, 2004
Council Chamber
Tacoma Municipal Building
747 Market St.

Janitorial services contract
The City Council will consider cleaning up city buildings with a $471,634 janitorial services contract. American Building Maintenance (ABM), a national company with a branch office in Tacoma, won the one-year contract through a Request for Proposal process, and would begin work this month. ABM will provide services for city-owned buildings, including Tacoma Municipal Building, Tacoma Municipal Building North, Tacoma Fire Training Center, Solid Waste Utility Administration, Police Operations Center, Fleet Operations, Harrison Police Range, Police Sector 4 Substation, Municipal Services Administration, Tacoma Rail Administration and the cabinet shop. The city can renew the contract for up to four additional years. ABM has been the city’s janitorial services company for the past five years. The council will take public comment before the planned vote on the measure.

Collective bargaining agreement
The City Council will consider a three-year collective bargaining agreement between the city and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 483. The agreement applies to approximately 30 employees in the Custodial and Building Maintenance unit of the union, effective Jan. 1, 2004, through Dec. 31, 2006. The Public Utility Board approved a similar resolution at its March 24 meeting. The council will take public testimony before the scheduled vote on the resolution.