"Tacoma City Council Agenda News for Tuesday, May 16, 2000"

“Tacoma City CouncilStudy SessionNoon, Tuesday May 16, 2000Room 16, Municipal Bldg. N.728 St. Helens AvenueTacomaCommunity Strategic PrioritiesThe Council will focus attention on two strategic focus areas – community safety and neighborhood enhancement. Community safety initiatives will focus on reducing crime, developing collaborative efforts to address community safety issues and implementing cost-effective changes in the criminal justice system.Neighborhood enhancement objectives will address promoting citizen participation, marketing City services to meet neighborhood needs, promoting the ethnic diversity of neighborhoods, implementing neighborhood improvements and housing programs.Davao Trip BriefingA briefing for the Council on a trip to Davao, Philippines, for the launching of Micronutrient Hunger Project.The project is to educate about the importance of Vitamin A, iron and iodine in diet and to encourage governmental legislation and food manufacturers to fortify foods with these nutrients.Tacoma City CouncilCouncil Meeting5:00 p.m., Tuesday May 16Room 16, Municipal Bldg. N.728 St. Helens AvenueTacomaSix Month Longer Adult Business MoratoriumThe Council will vote on extending the adult retail and entertainment moratorium for an additional six months. The current moratorium on building permits and business licenses for adult retail and entertainment businesses ends May 28.The Council conducted a hearing April 5 on a proposed ordinance restricting locations for adult retail businesses. A public hearing on the moratorium would take place June 27.Historic Designation SoughtBone Dry Shoe Manufacturing Company and Claude Gray House may take a place on the City’s historic rolls. The Council will take testimony and vote on their designation as landmarks.Downtown Development LoanIf the Council approves a City loan to developers, up to 90 market rate apartments, 100 parking spaces and 8,000 square feet or retail, restaurants and other businesses may be built at the intersection of South Seventh and Commerce streets by autumn, 2002.The Council will vote on awarding a loan up to $2 million to Lorig Associates for the project. The loan would provide the $12 million project the backing necessary.Lorig hopes to break ground in summer 2001.Recycled Street MakeoverThe Council will decide whether to approve a $330,000 contract to rebuild Mullen Street using as much recycled material as possible. The Solid Waste Utility will rebuild the road and add street lights, trees, a sidewalk, and minimal signage to mark the entrance.Construction should begin in June and completed by the end of October.”