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. The last Charter Review Committee was held in 2014.
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:
Proposed Charter Amendments Published in the Tacoma News Tribune
- 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.
The proposed 2014 City Charter amendments were 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 was published on October 5, 16, 19, and 30 and is 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 meeting of July 15, 2014, the City Council approved the following 12 proposed Charter amendments:
2014 Charter Review Committee Final Report - Includes the majority report and four minority reports transmitted by the Charter Review Committee to City Council on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.
Final Report Form of Government "Blue" Version Charter - majority report
Amendment Support Sheets
Term Limits - Charter Review Committee Form of Government only