City of Tacoma News: Tacoma City Council

This week's study session and regular council meeting agenda.

Tacoma City Council
Study Session
Noon, Tuesday, May 6, 2003
Room 16
Tacoma Municipal Building North
728 St. Helens Ave.

City of Destiny preview
Staff will review the format for the 2003 City of Destiny awards program honoring outstanding volunteers in Tacoma. The event, which includes presentations by council members, takes place May 13 at Theater on the Square. Read more by clicking on City of Destiny Awards at www.cityoftacoma.org/21about .

Six-year street plan changes
Each year, the city updates its six-year street plan, which describes current and future transportation-related improve-ments throughout Tacoma. The city must file a copy of the updated plan with the Washington State Department of Transportation by July 1. A public hearing will take place before the City Council June 10. Tuesday’s study session will provide the council with early information on projects and ask for input on new transportation projects prior to the major programming efforts. Public Works staff will also share the strategy for dealing with the court ruling on the vehicle license fee programs. A June 17 council study session will provide the council with the final draft of the six-year program.

Tacoma City Council
Regular Meeting
5 p.m., Tuesday, May 6, 2003
Council Chambers
Tacoma Municipal Building
747 Market St.

Brame investigation
The council will vote on a resolution that outlines the following actions investigating the 21-year career of the late Police Chief David Brame:
1. The City Council will be the official liaison for the administrative investigation by the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC). The city manager will have no direct role in the ongoing investigation.
2. The City Council will instruct the city manger’s office and all city employees to fully cooperate with WASPC and its administrative investigation tea. The city manager’s office and city staff will not have any involvement in the investigation except to provide information, documentation or other information by the investigating team.
3. The city manager will continue his administrative responsibilities as specified in the city charter.
4. At the conclusion of the investigation, the City Council will make a complete report to the citizens of Tacoma. Based on facts presented in the final report, the City Council will take, if needed, further action as it relates to the city manager.

Crystal Brame, 35, died Saturday, a week after her husband, Chief Brame, 44, shot her in the head in a Gig Harbor shopping center, before shooting himself. He died later that day.
Tacoma City Manager Ray Corpuz will be allowed to stay on the job pending an investigation into his promotion of Brame to chief, despite indications that Brame was unfit for the post. In a meeting of the City Council Saturday, three members voted to place Corpuz on administrative leave, while six said he should be allowed to work until the investigation was complete.

Waddell Building designation
The Waddell Building, 1502-04 Pacific Ave., may become an official Tacoma historic landmark if the City Council approves its designation to the Tacoma Register of Historic Places.

This is an incomplete agenda. The Index prints as much as space allows.

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