Tacoma City Council to discuss South Sound 911, homeless encampments

Tacoma City Council is scheduled to meet Tuesday at City Hall to receive an update on South Sound 911 operations.

In November 2011, Pierce County voters approved a sales tax increase to create South Sound 911, a combined 911 and dispatch service that includes Pierce County, City of Tacoma, City of Lakewood, City of Fife, and West Pierce Fire and Rescue and consolidates independent dispatch centers in an effort to provide a reliable service for first responders and Pierce County residents. On Tuesday, South Sound 911 Executive Director Andrew E. Neiditz will discuss the transition from the Law Enforcement Support Agency to South Sound 911, performance standards and expectations, on-line services, and 911 upgrade and infrastructure projects.

Additionally, Tacoma City Council will hear from City of Tacoma Neighborhood and Community Services staff on a revised homeless encampment clean-up process, as well as an on update on homeless encampment clean-up work completed throughout Tacoma over the past nine months.

Tacoma City Councilmembers will discuss these issues during a study session, which will be held on Tues., Oct. 8 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.