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Environmental Services Commission

The City of Tacoma values a close relationship with its community members. That relationship is essential in creating fair, responsive, and cost-effective Environmental Services utility rates and programs.
The Environmental Services Commission (ESC) was created to review and make recommendations to the City Council, City Manager, and City staff on wastewater, stormwater, and solid waste rates and rate structures as well as advise the Environmental Services director on services, policies, and programs developed by Environmental Services.
The ESC’s 15 members represent a cross-section of Tacoma’s residential, business and regulatory communities. The commission has 13 voting members and two ex-officio non-voting members, all appointed by the city manager. Membership includes representatives from large and small businesses, developers, governmental entities, multifamily residents, single-family residents, regulatory agencies, and other groups.
Positions on the ESC are currently available for representatives of:

  • No current vacancies

Apply now by completing the Environmental Services Commission application
and returning it clorella@cityoftacoma.org.


View Presentations from Past Meetings*

*Due to the large nature of some of these files, several presentations have been separated into parts for the purpose of uploading.


April 2022: Part 1

April 2022: Part 2

March 2022

February 2022: Part 1

February 2022: Part 2
November 2021
October 2021

June 2021 

April 2021

February 2021



Solid Waste Rates

Stormwater Rates

Wastewater Rates

Utility Rates


Additional Information
Staff Liaison
Christina Lorella

Meeting Information
Meetings are being conducted virtually every second Thursday of the month and are open to the public. 


Join the ESC subscriber list to stay informed of upcoming meetings.


Current Roster
2022 Schedule