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Title VI Notice

Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VI Assurances of Non-Discrimination

The City of Tacoma assures that no person shall on the grounds of race, color or national origin as provided by the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VI and the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 (P.L. 100.259) be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity for which the Recipient receives Federal financial assistance for transit and highway projects conducted by the City of Tacoma.

The City of Tacoma further assures every effort will be made to ensure non-discrimination in all of its programs and activities, and the impact of those programs, whether those programs or activities are federally funded or not.  In the event Tacoma distributes Federal aid funds to another entity, Tacoma will include Title VI language in all written agreements and will monitor for compliance.

Title VI compliance is a condition of receipt of federal funds.  Assurance of compliance, therefore, falls under the proper authority of the City of Tacoma’s highest administrative officer and the Title VI Coordinator who is responsible for initiating and monitoring Title VI activities, preparing required reports and other City of Tacoma responsibilities as required by 23 CFR 200 and 49 CFR 21.

 

Title VI Documentation 

Available in six languages in the chart below.

Row 1: Title VI Policy of Non-Discrimination 

Row 2: Title VI Public Involvement Form

           (This form will be used at transportation and transit public meetings)

Row 3: City of Tacoma's Title VI Complaint Process           

 

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City of Tacoma's Title VI Plan

 

How to File A Complaint

If you feel you have been subjected to discrimination as a service beneficiary, in contracting opportunities because of race, color, or national origin, you may file a complaint with the City of Tacoma, Small Business Enterprise Program, the Federal Transit Administration, and/or US Department of Justice.  Complaints must be filed within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory act.  Complaints can be emailed to the City of Tacoma's Customer Support Center or via any of the methods listed below.  

 

Methods of Filing Title VI Complaints

  1. Fill out the complaint form and submit by mail or in person at:
    City of Tacoma
    Customer Support Center
    Title VI Coordinator
    c/o Community & Economic Development Department
    747 Market Street, Second Floor
    Tacoma, WA  98402
  2. Fax complaint to Title VI Coordinator at (253) 591-5180
  3. Email the Title VI Coordinator at karmstrong@cityoftacoma.org 

To request information about City of Tacoma's Title VI Policy, please send an email to karmstrong@cityoftacoma.org or call (253) 594-7933.