The City of Tacoma is asking the public for input as it embarks on a process to create Tacoma 2025, a citywide strategic plan that aims to help guide current and future development citywide over the next decade by focusing on public health and safety; quality of life and livability; economic vibrancy; culture, arts, and recreation; educational opportunity and attainment; government performance; and infrastructure, mobility, and environmental sustainability.
Tacoma residents are encouraged to share their input on Tacoma 2025 and engage in the process by joining a community forum online here; visiting the City of Tacoma’s booth at one of the many events this summer, such as the South Tacoma and Proctor Farmer’s Markets, as well as Ethnic Fest; and attending a community-wide visioning meeting on Weds., July 30, between 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, located at 1500 Broadway, in downtown Tacoma.
Earlier this year, the City of Tacoma accepted bids from consultants for a $300,000 contract to develop the strategic plan. Seven consultants submitted proposals before the February deadline, and six consultants were interviewed in March. A contract was awarded to Brian Douglas Scott (BDS) Planning and Urban Design. The company will work with a steering committee comprised of more than 20 community members representing a range of interest groups.
More information is available online here.
To read the Tacoma Daily Index‘s complete and comprehensive coverage of Tacoma 2025, click on the following links:
- City Hall News: $300K strategic plan contract, bike/pedestrian safety improvements, and BIA renewal/expansion (Tacoma Daily Index, March 28, 2014)
- 6 consultants to be interviewed for Tacoma strategic plan contract (Tacoma Daily Index, March 14, 2014)
- 7 consultants submit bids for Tacoma strategic plan contract (Tacoma Daily Index, March 3, 2014)
- Deadline today for Tacoma strategic plan contract bids (Tacoma Daily Index, February 25, 2014)