PUBLIC NOTICE TACOMA CITY COUNCIL POSITION AVAILABLE December 22, 2016 Notice is hereby given that the City Clerk's Office is accepting applications with cover letter and resume to fill the City Council At-Large Position No. 6, for up to one year. Applications may be obtained from the Customer Support Center, Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market Street, Room 220, by calling (253) 591-5361, or at Return completed application form, cover letter, and resume to: City Clerk's Office, Tacoma Municipal Building North, 733 Market Street, Room 11, Tacoma, WA 98402, or fax 253 591 5300, or e-mail Applications and materials must be received by the City Clerk's Office no later than 3:00 p.m., on Friday, January 6, 2017. Interview Process The City Council will discuss qualifications for this position on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. The Government Performance and Finance Committee will review applications to narrow candidates on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Candidates selected will be interviewed on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at 12 noon at the City Council study session. Qualifications for Office and Responsibilities of the City Council The City Charter provides that citizens seeking appointment to the City Council must be qualified electors (have the ability to register to vote), and City residents for two years immediately preceding the time of appointment. The Council is responsible for enacting all legislation, developing policies, and making general decisions for governing the City. Council duties include adopting and amending City laws; approving the budget; establishing City policies and standards; approving contracts and agreements; and representing the City. The Council meets every Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market Street, City Council Chambers, first floor. In addition, study sessions are held every Tuesday at noon in Tacoma Municipal Building North, 733 Market Street, Room 16. Council Committees meet in accordance with a set schedule from Mondays through Thursdays in various rooms in the Tacoma Municipal Building. Compensation Effective January 1, 2017, Council Members will receive an annual salary of $46,013.92. Equal Opportunity Employer The City of Tacoma is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation (including gender identity), or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. If you have questions or need an accommodation in the application process, please call City Clerk Doris Sorum at (253) 591-5361. Persons with a disability, who need assistance with the application process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call (800) 833-6384 or TTY Relay 711 at (800) 833 6388. Wendy Fowler Acting City Clerk IDX-737046 December 27