Proposed Charter Amendments Published in the Tacoma News Tribune
The proposed 2014 City Charter amendments will be published in the Tacoma News Tribune once a week for the four weeks to comply with state law (RCW 35.22.170). A 12-page insert will be published on October 5, 16, 19, and 30 and will also be available online. You can also view the resolutions in their entirety below. If you have questions, please contact the City Clerk's Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (253) 591-5361.
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 November 4, 2014 ballot.
At the meeting of July 15, 2014, the City Council approved the following 12 proposed Charter amendments:
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, November 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.