Open communication. Easy access to public information. Round-the-clock updates on what's happening with local government. To meet citizens' desires for information, the City of Tacoma has pulled together many of the most commonly requested documents and sites right here.
Tacoma City Council 2012-2013 Priorities and Goals
The City Council's 2012-2013 priorities and goals serve as a roadmap that directs our City toward positive change and serves as the City Council’s policy direction for the City government. The priorities and goals provide direction for City government to focus its staff time, energy and money. The City Council will incorporate these priorities into committee work plans, and revisit these topics and action plans at on a quarterly basis to monitor progress.
City Council Agendas & Minutes
Weekly Tacoma City Council agendas and minutes from previous weeks' meetings. Also includes information on the Arts Commission, Civil Service Board, Environmental Commission, Landmarks Commission, Planning Commission, Retirement Board and Public Utility Board, Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority (TCRA)
A weekly schedule of upcoming public meetings and hearings coordinated by the City of Tacoma.
Duties and responsibilities for Tacoma's elected and appointed officials.
City Code of Ethics
The City Code of Ethics outlines the standards of conduct required of all employees and officials, whether elected, appointed, or hired, in carrying out their duties as public servants.
City Manager's Weekly Letter to the City Council
Each week, City Manager T.C. Broadnax sends a letter to the Mayor and Tacoma City Council Members detailing upcoming activities, updating them on policy items and providing background for the coming week's City Council agenda actions.
Committees, Boards and Commissions
The City has a number of citizen committees that advise the City Council on matters ranging from zoning to personnel rules. Find out how to get involved.
The blueprint for future development in the City of Tacoma. The comprehensive plan covers everything from bike paths and sidewalks to major public facilities.
General Government Fee Schedule - Special and Miscellaneous Services
This fee schedule summarizes special fees not otherwise provided for by ordinances of the City of Tacoma or statutes of the State of Washington. Copies of records and documents requested by the public are provided at cost of reproduction. The furnishing of records and documents is subject to RCW Chapter 42.56.
Council Standing Committees
Standing committees include: Committee of the Whole; Economic Development; Environment and Public Works; Government Performance and Finance; Neighborhoods and Housing; Public Safety, Human Services, and Education.
Legislative Policy Manual
The City's Legislative Policy Manual, as amended, provides a guide for its lobbying activities and expresses the positions of the City on a variety of issues which may come before the U.S. Congress or the Washington State Legislature.
Prior to the annual sessions of the Washington Legislature, the City Council adopts a set of priority issues that it wants to be sure are addressed. These are issues on which the City may introduce legislation or will take a lead role in working with others to try to accomplish.
Comprised of the City Charter and the City Code, the Municipal Code covers the structure of Tacoma's government and the laws and rules that govern the City.
The City of Tacoma produces many newsletters targeted to citizens interested in senior citizen activities, neighborhood council projects and more. Just choose a topic and either see the newsletter online or sign up for the mailing list.
News Releases & Advisories
The City of Tacoma's late-breaking news and weekly advisories detailing upcoming City Council agenda items.
On November 2, 2004, the voters of the City of Tacoma approved Proposition No. 2, amending the City of Tacoma Charter Section 2.13, which in part allows for summaries of passed ordinances and certain resolutions to be published in the City's official newspaper.
This Web page has been created to enable the public to view not only the published summaries but the full text of these documents, beginning with the legislation passed by the City Council at the November 16, 2004 meeting.