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Tacoma 2013 Year In Review
There's a new "microsite" online with a 2013 Year in Review for the City of Tacoma. At annualreport.cityoftacoma.org visitors can peruse some of the accomplishments of the City from 2013. A letter from the City Manager introduces the site:
The City of Tacoma is emerging from a difficult period in our nation’s economy to focus on growth. There exists a renewed focus on Tacoma’s economic health and viability, protecting the environment, improving our infrastructure, leveraging technology, enhancing our community, preserving public safety and maintaining a solid and fiscally sound municipal government.
What is fueling this transformative time period at the City of Tacoma is a shared drive to innovate that exists between our Mayor, Council Members, staff, and members of Tacoma’s residential and business community.
Our 2013 Year in Review microsite highlights many of the City’s accomplishments over the past year and builds on our future endeavors.
Over the course of the summer of 2014, the City of Tacoma will embark on a citywide strategic visioning process which will provide an action plan for the next five years and set the course for Tacoma over the next decade. This plan would also help the City direct its resources toward a defined vision for a future that is reflective of community priorities, considers current and future trends, and bolsters the city’s unique position within the region.
I look forward to hearing your ideas and suggestions on how the City can better serve you and how we can all work together to continue to make Tacoma a great place to live.
The site is divided into categories of Growing the Economy, Protecting the Environment, Improving Infrastructure, Leveraging Technology, Enhancing Community, Preserving Public Safety, and A Fiscally Sound Government. Each of those categories is further broken down into subcategories, under which are listed a handful of accomplishments for the year.
At this point we'd expect to see some stats, charts, a punchlist of hits and misses. Or something similar to the Tacoma 24/7 report from the Office of Budget and Management. Instead, the "Year in Review" might better be titled "Tacoma: Greatest Hits 2013." But there are some pretty pictures and it's nice to see a year's worth of accomplishments laid out. Do you find the site useful?
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