"Tacoma City Council Agenda News for Tuesday, August 22, 2000"

“Tacoma City CouncilStudy SessionNoon, TuesdayAugust 22, 2000Room 16Municipal Building North728 St. Helens AvenueTacomaNeighborhood CouncilsLeaders of Tacoma’s eight neighborhood councils will jointly provide state of the neighborhood reports to help the Council better understand both the achievements the neighborhoods have made and the issues they continue to face.The Council recently adopted a Strategic Plan for City government. The plan lists neighborhood enhancement as one of the organization’s four focus areas.Tacoma City CouncilCouncil Meeting5:00 p.m., TuesdayAugust 22, 2000Room 16Municipal Building North728 St. Helens AvenueTacomaNew Hilltop Anti-Drug ProgramTacoma police officers may soon perform more Special Emphasis Team missions, add bicycle patrols and expand a program that trains apartment managers and residents to curtail drug activity.The Council will take public testimony and vote on a proposal that allows the Tacoma Police Department to work on the program with the Tacoma Housing Authority, which received a federal anti-drug grant to pay for $175,000 in expanded police services in the Hilltop area.Labor Ready to Deal on ParkingLabor Ready may get up to 350 parking spaces to accommodate the expansion of its corporate headquarters in downtown Tacoma. The City agreed to the parking arrangement in principle last year as an enticement to keep the company headquartered downtown.The Council will take public testimony and vote on an agreement that would lease the company 225 spaces at the City-owned lots near I-705 and the Tacoma Dome at $10 each per month.When the A Street Garage expansion wraps up in mid-2001, Labor Ready could lease an additional 125 new spaces at below market rates for the first five years.Labor Ready has purchased the Weyerhaeuser building at South 11th and A streets and plans to move its international headquarters and approximately 400 employees into the building this fall.Senior Citizens Awareness DayThe 29th annual Senior Citizens Awareness Day will be from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Wednesday at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall. Call 253-591-5090 for information. “