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2013-14 City Council Strategic Direction


We provide high-quality, innovative and cost-effective municipal services that enhance the lives of our citizens and the quality of our neighborhoods and business districts.


Tacoma is an attractive and progressive international city, regarded for the richness of its diverse population and its natural setting.

Guiding Principles

  • Service
  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Stewardship
  • Innovation
  • Teamwork

Strategic Goals

  • A safe, clean and attractive community
  • A diverse, productive and sustainable economy
  • A high-performing, open and engaged government

Strategic Policy Priorities

  1. Strengthen and maintain a Strong Fiscal Management position.
  2. Strengthen and support Human Services, Public Education, and Diverse Higher Learning opportunities in Tacoma.
  3. Foster Neighborhood, Community, and Economic Development Vitality and Sustainability.
  4. Plan for and improve Public Infrastructure that meets the Transportation needs of all Tacoma residents and visitors.
  5. Encourage and promote an Open, Effective, Results-oriented Organization.
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Tacoma, WA 98402
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