About the Planning Commission
The Planning Commission is a citizen's group established by City Charter (Section 3.8) to advise the City Council on a broad range of planning issues to ensure that all plans, goals, policies, and development regulations are promoting orderly and coordinated growth and development within the city.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Planning Commission develops and updates the Comprehensive Plan and its elements; conducts periodic planning studies of geographical areas of the city that amplifies the Comprehensive Plan; formulates effective and efficient land use and development regulations and processes that implement the Comprehensive Plan; and reviews various planning issues, such as area-wide zoning reclassifications, moratoria, interim zoning, pre-annexation planning, historic district designation, urban design, and transportation and capital facilities programs. The Commission makes recommendations concerning these issues to the City Council.
Meeting Time and Location
The Planning Commission's meetings are regularly held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 4:00 p.m. in Room 16, Tacoma Municipal Building North, 733 Market Street. All meetings are open to the public.
The Planning Commission consists of nine members appointed by the City Council for a 3-year term. Members shall be residents of Tacoma, five of them representing the five respective Council districts and the other four representing: (a) the development community; (b) the environmental community; (c) public transportation; and (d) background in architecture, historic preservation and/or urban design.
Lihuang Wung, (253) 591-5682, email@example.com