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Planning Commission

Establishment

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

Pursuant to Tacoma Municipal Code Chapter 13.02, the Planning Commission:
  • Develops and updates the Comprehensive Plan and its elements
  • Formulates effective and efficient land use and development regulations and processes that implement the Comprehensive Plan
  • 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

Membership

The Planning Commission consists of nine members appointed by the City Council for a three-year term.  Members shall be residents of Tacoma, five of them representing the five respective Council districts and the other four representing:
  1. The development community
  2. The environmental community
  3. Public transportation
  4. Background in architecture, historic preservation and/or urban design

Current Membership

  • District 1 - Scott Winship
  • District 2 - Dorian Waller 
  • District 3 - Brett Santhuff
  • District 4 - Stephen Wamback (Vice-Chair) 
  • District 5 - Chris Beale (Chair)
  • Development - Jeff McInnis
  • Environmental - Anna Petersen
  • Transportation - Meredith Neal 
  • Architecture, Historic Preservation and/or Urban Design - Donald Erickson 

Staff Support

Staffing support to the Planning Commission is provided by the Planning Services Division of the Planning and Development Services Department

Time and Day

4 PM
First and third Wednesday of each month

 

Location

Tacoma Municipal Building North
Room 16
733 Market Street
Tacoma, WA 98402

All meetings are open to the public.

 

Additional Information
Staff Liaison
Lihuang Wung
Senior Planner
(253) 591-5682
email