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City Council Strategic Direction


We provide high-quality, innovative and cost-effective municipal services that enhance the lives of our citizens and the quality of our neighborhoods and business districts.


Tacoma is an attractive and progressive international city, regarded for the richness of its diverse population and its natural setting.

Guiding Principles

  • Integrity
  • Service
  • Excellence
  • Equity

Core Values

  • Health and Safety
  • Human and Social Needs
  • Economic Vibrancy and Employment
  • Education and Learning
  • Arts and Cultural Vitality
  • Natural and Built Environment
  • Government Performance

Strategic Policy Priorities

  • Strengthen and support a safe city with healthy residents.
  • Ensure all Tacoma residents are valued and have access to resources to meet their needs.
  • Foster a vibrant and diverse economy with good jobs for all Tacoma residents.
  • Encourage thriving residents with abundant opportunities for life-long learning.
  • Cultivate a vibrant cultural sector that fosters a creative, cohesive community.
  • Assure outstanding stewardship of the natural and built environment.
  • Encourage and promote an efficient and effective government, which is fiscally sustainable and guided by engaged residents.

747 Market Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
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Phone: 311

Link to TacomaFIRST 311 from the City of Tacoma