“Tacoma City CouncilStudy SessionNoon, Tuesday January 11Room 16, Municipal Bldg. N.728 St. Helens AvenueTacomaTacoma Power PlanA joint Public Utility Board/City Council study session will begin with a presentation of Tacoma Powers strategic plan and an overview of the agencys business units.The presentation will touch on initiatives including the Bonneville Power Administration contract and unbundling of electric rates and other challenges Tacoma Power faces.Work Release CentersThe Council will review proposed new siting rules that would allow future work release centers and juvenile rehabilitation facilities only in heavy industrial areas.The Council will also conduct a public hearing on the proposed ordinance during its evening Council meeting.Tacoma City CouncilCouncil Meeting5 p.m., Tuesday January 11Room 16, Municipal Bldg. N.728 St. Helens AvenueTacomaMount Rainier ResortThe City may provide a proposed Mount Rainier Resort at Park Junction a formal vote of support under a resolution up for comment and a vote.The Citys plans for a Train to the Mountain project tie in with private-sector blueprints for the resort.Plans include a lodge and conference center, golf course, hotel, railroad station, steam train museum and interpretive center. Resort proponents want to partner with the City to build a train terminus at the resort.Murray Morgan BridgeAfter looking at a $31 million to $69 million tab to replace the neglected Murray Morgan Bridge, the City, Port of Tacoma and Washington State Department of Transportation are ready to discuss alternatives.The Council will take comments and vote on entering into agreements to study access alternatives; and to sign an agreement with a consulting firm to analyze the impact of access alternatives. The City will pay $50,000 of the $150,000 contract.Garbage EnergyThe Council will take testimony and vote on a resolution for a 20-year contract between the City and Tacoma Energy Recovery Company to manage the Citys waste-to-energy facilities. Those include Steam Plant No. 2 and a resource recovery facility at the landfill.Convention Center Gap FinancingThe City would write a $22 million short-term IOU to continue planning and purchasing for the new convention center under a proposal up for comment. The new center is now estimated to cost $61 million.Adult Business MoratoriumThe Council is taking comments on the possible continuation of a moratorium on building permits and business licenses for adult retail and entertainment. The current moratorium ends June 1.”
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