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City Council Orientation Handbook

The City of Tacoma has created a City Council Orientation Handbook to provide an overview of the how the City is set up and how it works.


View the 2018 City Council Orientation Handbook


The orientation handbook is divided up into these sections:


City of Tacoma overview icon
 City of Tacoma Overview
Tacoma 2025 icon
Tacoma 2025
 budget icon  City Budget
 City charter icon  City Charter
 rules of procedure icon  Council Rules of Procedure
 standing committees icon Standing Committees
 state laws and city policies icon  Washington State Laws and City of Tacoma Policies


Additional resources are also available for newly-elected officials from the Association of Washington Cities.


Standing Committees
Standing Committees