City of Tacoma News: Tacoma City Council

Tacoma City Council
Study Session
Noon, Tuesday, April 15, 2003
Room 16
Tacoma Municipal Building North
728 St. Helens Ave.

Council, TPU discuss energy
How might pending federal energy legislation and regulatory activities affect Tacoma Power and its customers? Tacoma Public Utilities Director Mark Crisson and Tacoma Power Superintendent Steve Klein will answer that question at the joint City Council-Public Utility Board study session.
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 15, 2003
Council Chambers
Tacoma Municipal Building
747 Market St.

Police facilities locations
The City Council will vote on a resolution that would establish sites for four new Police Department substations. The resolution would:

– Designate the four substation sites;

– Approve agreements with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tacoma-Pierce County and the Tacoma School District for the North End substation;

– Approve agreements with Metro Parks Tacoma for the South End and Northeast Tacoma substations; and

– Approve purchase and sale agreements and a donation from the Martin Luther King Housing Development Association for the Central substation.

The City Council will take public comment on the resolution before voting.

Police, fire public forum
Citizens who want an in-depth look at how Tacoma’s police and fire departments operate can learn from those at the top at a public forum April 24. Fire Chief Eileen Lewis will speak about the department’s organizational structure, what services it provides, what resources will respond when an emergency call is received and how the department is prepared to address emergency management should a disaster occur in our community. Representatives from the Police department will discuss Community Oriented Policing and how the department has restructured some units to match that philosophy. Staff will speak about the responsibilities of each bureau, homeland security and how the department has allocated resources to deal with street level crimes.

Public hearing: Waddell Building
The Waddell Building, 1502-04 Pacific Ave., may become an official Tacoma historic landmark. Citizens who want to comment to the Tacoma Landmarks Preservation Commission on the proposed designation may do so at a public hearing at 5 p.m. April 23 in the Tacoma Municipal Building North, room 16, 728 St. Helens Ave. Citizens who don’t attend the hearing may submit written comments before April 23 to the Historic Preservation Officer, 747 Market Street, Room 1036, Tacoma WA 98402-3721.