Tacoma residents are invited to learn more about proposed updates to the City of Tacoma’s Shoreline Master Program.
The City of Tacoma’s Shoreline Master Program, updated in 2011 after four years of study and stakeholder discussion, received conditional approval by the Washington State Department of Ecology earlier this month. In accordance with the State’s guidelines, the City of Tacoma has 30 days, until Sept. 18, to accept, reject or propose alternatives to the Washington State Department of Ecology’s conditions. Tacoma City Council discussed the issue during its study session on Aug. 23.
To learn more, residents are invited to a community meeting on Thurs., Sept. 5 at 6 p.m., at the Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market Street, in room 708. Tacoma City Council will continue its discussion of the Washington State Department of Ecology’s conditional approval on Sept. 10 and consider options to respond for possible Tacoma City Council action on Sept. 17. City of Tacoma staff will keep stakeholders informed through the process of formulating a response.
To view additional background information, including the conditional approval packet from the Washington State Department of Ecology, the tentative schedule for Tacoma City Council deliberations, and the Shoreline Master Program packet that was submitted to the Washington State Department of Ecology in November 2011, please visit cityoftacoma.org/planning and click on “Shoreline Master Program Update.”