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Tacoma City Council Meeting - October 20, 2015
FIRST READING OF ORDINANCES
Ordinance No. 28325 An ordinance vacating approximately 95,060 square feet of undeveloped and sloped property of several street and alley right-of-way segments in the area lying between North Waterview Street and North Stevens Street, for residential building lots.
Ordinance No. 28326 An ordinance amending Chapter 13.06 of the Municipal Code, relating to Zoning, to reclassify approximately a 1.85 acre area on Pacific Avenue currently zoned “T” Transitional District to “C-2” General Community Commercial District, to construct up to 120 apartment units with associated site improvements
The consent agenda was adopted with no comment. The two ordinances will get second readings at a date or dates to be determined.
Three individuals were presented with 2015 Disability Advocate of the Year Awards for their work and volunteerism advocating for, providing programming to, and helping people with disabilities.
Mayor Strickland proclaimed October 20, 2015 as Student Government Day in the City of Tacoma.
Resolution No. 39289 A resolution appointing individuals to the Citizen Police Advisory Committee.
The citizen group has been increased from 7 to 11 members. 7 positions were appointed or reappointed this week, leaving a few spots still to be filled.
REPORTS BY THE CITY MANAGER
The City of Tacoma and its Planning and Development Services Department have been recognized by Governor Inslee and the State Department of Commerce for innovative planning work. Tacoma will be awarded a lifetime GMA achievement award for work to support Washington’s Growth Management Act. City projects and partnerships cited include the Prairie Line Trail and South Downtown Subarea Plan in partnership with UW Tacoma, the Shoreline Public Access Interlocal Agreement in partnership with the Port of Tacoma, mixed use center update, and the Salishan Hope 6 project in partnership with Tacoma Housing Authority.
COMMENTS AND COMMITTEE REPORTS OF THE CITY COUNCIL
Public Safety, Human Services, and Education Committee – Councilmember Woodards reported on recent work of the committee.
- Received a briefing on special funds established to assist community organizations with building or maintaining capacity to provide services to Tacoma residents
- Heard a presentation on jail services for Tacoma
- Conducted interviews and made recommendations for appointments to the police advisory committee
- Heard an update on Tacoma’s gang reduction plan
- Received an overview of scheduled activities for student government day
At its next meeting the committee will conduct Human Services Commission interviews.
Deputy Mayor Boe announced a few of the many upcoming Tacoma Arts Month events:
- October 22 - Wayzgoose exhibit and reception at Brooks Dental
- October 23-25 - Tacoma City Ballet – haunted theater backstage tour and dances
- October 25 – Puget Sound Revels Joy of Song at the Washington State History Museum
- Check out tacomaartsmonth.com for a list of events
Councilmember Woodards reminded us that there are 2 more Project PEACE community conversations coming up, including one on October 21 at the University of Puget Sound. Doors open at 4:30, program starts at 5 pm, light refreshments will be provided.
For more on the items on this week’s agenda, see our City Business Preview for the week.
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