City of Tacoma-PUBLIC NOTICE



Seeking “For” and “Against” Committee Members

Letters of Interest Due by Noon on Monday, July 8, 2024

The City Clerk’s Office is seeking volunteers to serve on committees to prepare statements “For” and “Against” the following ballot measure:





The City of Tacoma adopted Resolution No. 41454 concerning lifting the property tax levy for the Tacoma Fire Department (TFD).

This measure enhances TFD facilities, fleet, and staffing to improve response capacity and firefighter safety by increasing the regular property tax levy by $0.65/$1,000 to a maximum rate of $2.52/$1,000 of assessed value for collection in 2025; authorizing an annual increase up to 6% for 2026-2030 for the additional rate; authorizing the 2030 levy amount as the basis to calculate future levies (RCW 84.55). Qualifying seniors, veterans and others would be exempt (RCW 84.36.381).

Should this proposition be:

Approved… [ ]

Rejected… [ ]

Resolution No. 41454, transmitting this measure to the Pierce County Auditor, can be viewed at The measure will be on the General Election ballot of Tuesday, November 5, 2024. Statements prepared by the “For” and “Against” committees will appear in the Voters’ Pamphlet, and are due to the Pierce County Auditor on or before Thursday, August 8, 2024, with rebuttal statements due on or before Monday, August 12, 2024. To be considered for appointment, submit a letter of interest by Noon on Monday, July 8, 2024, to the City Clerk’s Office. Letters may be sent by email to or by mail to 747 Market Street, Room 220, Tacoma, WA 98402. Each person must submit their own letter of interest. Include this information in your letter: your name, whether you are advocating “For” or “Against” the measure, where you live (home address), and why you would like to serve on the committee. The Government Performance and Finance Committee will consider the letters of interest on Tuesday, July 16, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will be conducted in a hybrid format that includes in-person and remote options. To attend in-person, the meeting is held at the Tacoma Municipal Building in Conference Room 248, located at 747 Market Street. The meeting can also be heard by dialing 253-215-8782 or through Zoom at and entering the meeting ID 844 1669 0206 and passcode 614650 when prompted. If you have any questions please contact the City Clerk’s Office at or (253) 591-5505. Nicole Emery, City Clerk IDX-998216

June 21, 2024