On April 24, members of City Council are scheduled to receive a Finance and Economic Status Report, which includes the first quarter of 2012. As a second item on the agenda, City Council is scheduled to discuss “Other Items of Interest.” The Council will not take public comment during the noon study session in the Tacoma Municipal Building North, 733 Market St., Room 16. Audio from the session will be broadcast live on TV Tacoma and on www.tvtacoma.com
. On-demand audio archives are available on the web within 24 hours of the meeting at www.tvtacoma.com
Karrie Spitzer, Community Relations, email@example.com
, (253) 591-5790
The City Council is scheduled to hold two public hearings on April 24 for the:
• Proposed substantial amendment to the 2011-2012 Annual Action Plan for Housing and Community Development;
• And for the proposed 2012-2013 Annual Action Plan for Housing and Community Development recommendations.
The public hearings will start at approximately 5:30 p.m. and will be held in the Council Chambers on first floor of the Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market St.
Contact: Karrie Spitzer, Community Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org, (253) 591-5790
The Tacoma Planning Commission has released a public review draft of a new landscaping code to replace the current code that is intended to align the code with the Urban Forest Policy Element of Tacoma’s Comprehensive Plan. Adopted by the City Council in 2010, the Urban Forest Policy Element sets goals to improve the health and function of the urban forest and grow citywide tree canopy coverage from 19 percent to 30 percent by the year 2030, while striking a balance with other key goals including accommodating density, urban design, public safety, sustainability and regulatory flexibility. The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the code revisions on May 2, 2012. The public hearing will start at approximately 5 p.m. and will be held in the Council Chambers on first floor of the Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market St.
Contact: Elliott Barnett, Community and Economic Development, email@example.com, (253) 591-5389
City Council standing committee meetings this week
Environment and Public Works Committee
April 25, 4:30 p.m. in Tacoma Municipal Building North, 733 Market St., Room 16
Public Safety, Human Services and Education Committee
April 26, 4:30 p.m. in Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market St., Room 248
Editor’s Note: For information about these or other City activities after business hours, please call Communications Supervisor Rob McNair-Huff at (253) 591-5054 or Community Relations Specialist Karrie Spitzer at (253) 591-5790.