"Tacoma City Council Agenda News for Tuesday, June 6, 2000"

“Tacoma City CouncilStudy SessionNoon, Tuesday June 6, 2000Room 16, Municipal Building North728 St. Helens AvenueTacomaTransportation, Salmon & AwardsEngineering Division Manager Al Tebaldi will present a proposed comprehensive transportation plan for 2001 through 2006 and an amended 2000 transportation program. The program encompasses nearly 250 projects and over $116 million over seven years, of federal, state and local dollars.The program maps out new projects and improvements including arterial streets, sidewalks, curbs, bike paths, bridges, traffic signals, landscaping, lighting, traffic enhancements and the City’s match for local improvement district projects.The Council has planned a public hearing on the six-year street plan for June 20.The Tri-County Endangered Species Act Response commission is mounting a public outreach effort including videos, public service announcements, radio ads, billboard advertising and other educational efforts.City staff will present Salmon: Restoring the Legacy, a 16-minute video explaining the salmon problem and proposing possible solutions. The video will be shown on the Salmon Information Television Network, which will also include other salmon-related programming. SITV debuts June 16 on participating non-commercial cable stations.City staff will also brief the Council on the timeline of strategies to save salmon from the Tri-County group as well as the National Marine Fisheries Service.The City of Destiny Awards ceremony for the year 2000, will be 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 13, at Theatre on the Square. The awards are to acknowledge the accomplishments of Tacoma’s volunteer community.Council members will receive a briefing on event details.Tacoma City CouncilCouncil Meeting5:00 p.m., Tuesday June 6Room 16, Municipal Building North728 St. Helens AvenueTacoma$2 Million for Foss CleanupTeam Tacoma has plans to invest almost $90 million in a retail, residential, and office project along the western shore of the Thea Foss Waterway. Prior to development, the vacant land needs to get cleaned up.The Council will consider loaning the Foss Waterway Development Authority $2 million to begin the clean up efforts. The development authority would repay the loan after it sells the property between South 15th and 18th streets to Team Tacoma, according to the proposed agreement.The Council will take public testimony on the proposal and vote at a future meeting.”