Tacoma City Council to discuss school district strategic plan, summer youth job program

Tacoma City Council and Tacoma Public Schools Boardmembers are scheduled to meet Tuesday at City Hall to discuss Tacoma Public Schools’ strategic plan. In addition, councilmembers and school boardmembers will discuss the results of a pilot project this summer aimed at enriching work experience for youth participants so they could learn and develop skills needed to be successful in the workplace.

Also on the agenda Tuesday, City of Tacoma Planning and Development Services Department staff will review the Washington Department of Ecology’s recent conditional approval of the City of Tacoma’s Shoreline Master Program, including the Washington Department of Ecology’s findings and conclusions, specific changes required and recommended through their conditional approval, the City of Tacoma’s response options, and a tentative schedule for Tacoma City Council consideration. In November 2011, Tacoma City Council adopted a revised Shoreline Master Program that provides the goals, policies, and development regulations for all shoreline areas within the City of Tacoma, including Commencement Bay and its waterways, Tacoma Narrows, and Wapato Lake. Since that time, the locally-approved Shoreline Master Program has been under review by the Washington Department of Ecology, which has final approval authority over the City of Tacoma’s Shoreline Master Program. On Aug. 21, 2013, the City of Tacoma received the Washington Department of Ecology’s conditional approval of the Shoreline Master Program. In accordance with Washington State guidelines, the City of Tacoma has 30 days from the date of issuance to formally accept, reject or propose alternatives to the of Washington Department of Ecology’s conditions.

Councilmembers will not take public comment during the study session, which will be held on Tues., Aug. 27 at 12 p.m. in Room 16 of Tacoma Municipal Building North, 733 Market St. Audio from the meeting will be broadcast live on TV Tacoma and online at tvtacoma.com. On-demand audio archives are available on the Web within 24 hours of the meeting online at tvtacoma.com.