City of Tacoma News: Tacoma City Council

Tacoma City Council
5 p.m., Tuesday, October 26, 2004
First Floor
Tacoma Municipal Building North
747 Market St.

Special Council meeting to discuss City Manager search firms
Members of the City Council will meet 10:45 a.m. Oct. 26 to review comments received on presentations by the City Manager executive search firm representatives. The meeting will be in Tacoma Municipal Building, Room 1144, and it will include a discussion of the next steps in the City Manager search.

Vehicle policy, comprehensive plan on study session agenda
City Council members will discuss policies related to personally assigned vehicles and proposed amendments to the City’s Comprehensive Plan and Land Use Regulatory Code during their Oct. 26 noon study session. The public may attend the study session in Room 16, Tacoma Municipal Building North, 733 Market St., but the Council will not take public comment. CityPost (Channel 85 on Click!, Channel 77 on Comcast) will air the audio portion of the workshop live.

Public hearing for 2004 Comprehensive Plan amendments scheduled
The City Council will hold a public hearing at approximately 5:30 p.m. Oct. 26 to accept public comment on proposed amendments to Tacoma’s Comprehensive Plan and Land Use Regulatory Code for 2004, including Interim Regulations for Critical Areas Preservation. The amendments include changes to comply with the Growth Management Act requirement to update the City’s Comprehensive Plan and development regulations by December 1, 2004. Proposed changes include amendments to eight elements of the Comprehensive Plan, adding a new plan element pertaining to Culture and History and modifying the City’s zoning, shoreline and environmental codes.

City may accept $103,123 to help fight drug trafficking
City Council members will consider an ordinance that would allow the City of Tacoma to accept $103,123 from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of National Drug Control Policy at the Oct. 26 Council meeting. Administered by the Pierce County Sheriff, the grant money would be used to reimburse the Tacoma Police Department’s Clandestine Lab Team for personnel, equipment and other expenses associated with activities in the Northwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area in Pierce County. The team works to reduce the impact of methamphetamine and heroin trafficking, and the manufacturing, use and violent crime associated with drug trafficking.

Help build Tacoma’s architectural heritage — volunteer for commission
Qualified individuals may apply for two vacant positions on the Landmarks Preservation Commission, a group of 15 volunteers that oversees the establishment and regulation of Tacoma landmarks, landmark sites and historic districts. Prospective applicants for the at-large and historian vacancies should have a basic familiarity with historic preservation issues and a demonstrated interest. To apply, visit The deadline for receipt of applications is Dec. 1, 2004.