Proposed Charter Amendments Forwarded by the City Council
At the special meeting on June 17, 2014, the City Council forwarded 12 proposed Charter amendments to the July 15, 2014 City Council meeting. If approved, the amendments will be placed on the Nov. 4, 2014 ballot.
The City Clerk's Office is seeking volunteers to serve on the committees to prepare statements "For" and "Against" each proposed amendment to the Tacoma City Charter. For more information view the public notice.
The following documents were available to the public in advance of the public hearing during the City Council Meeting on Tuesday, June 10, 2014.
Pursuant to Section 2.25 of the City Charter, the City Council shall commence a comprehensive review of the City Charter no less frequently than once every ten years by appointing citizens to a Charter Review Committee. On Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, the City Council approved Resolution No. 38773 creating a Charter Review Committee. There were 15 positions on the Charter Review Committee and all positions were appointed in January 2014 in the following manner:
- The Mayor and each City Council member recommended one person for appointment.
- The Government Performance and Finance Committee recommended the appointment of six people, to reflect a cross section of the citizens of Tacoma.
- The Mayor selected the chairperson of the Committee.