Tacoma City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on two resolutions that would formally express support for two ballot measures that will be decided by voters on Election Day.
The first resolution would express support for, and urge Tacoma voters to approve, Referendum Measure 74 allowing same-sex couples to marry, preserving domestic partnerships only for seniors, and preserving the right of clergy or religious organizations to refuse to perform, recognize, or accommodate any marriage ceremony. The resolution is sponsored by councilmembers Ryan Mello and Anders Ibsen.
The second resolution would express support for, and urge Tacoma voters to approve, Proposition 1 increasing the sales and use tax in Pierce County in order to support Pierce Transit services. The resolution is sponsored by mayor Marilyn Strickland and councilmembers Jake Fey and Ryan Mello.
Tacoma City Council is scheduled to vote on the resolutions during its meeting on Tues., Oct. 9 at 5 p.m. in City Council Chambers on the first floor of the Tacoma Municipal Building, located 747 Market Street. A copy of the agenda and meeting materials is available online here. Meetings are streamed live online at tvtacoma.com and broadcast live on TV Tacoma.