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Parking Technical Advisory Group


The Parking Technical Advisory Group (PTAG), formerly the Parking Management Advisory Task Force, began as a group of approximately 60 stakeholders who met throughout 2008 and 2009 to discuss parking issues within the downtown core.  City Council adopted Ordinance 27840 which formally established the Parking Advisory Management Task Force in November 2010.

Duties and Responsibilities

The PTAG reviews current parking policies and how they impact current stakeholders.  The PTAG periodically makes recommendations to the City Manager regarding needed changes for existing policies or establishing new policies needed to ensure that the parking system adheres to the adopted guiding principles. 


PTAG consists of up to 12 volunteer members appointed by the City Manager.  Each volunteer is appointed for a term of two years.  The PTAG consists of business and property owners, large parking generators, residents and parkers.

Staff Support

Staffing support to PTAG is provided by the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department.

Become a Member of Tacoma's Parking Technical Advisory Group-Applications Due March 15, 2024

PTAG is seeking applicants to fill three positions to participate in decisions/recommendations on Tacoma's parking system. Applicants seeking a position must be a user of Tacoma's transportation system. Appointees will serve a two-year term from December 2023 to December 2025. 

All applications must be submitted to Rachel Barra, Staff Liaison, or parking@cityoftacoma.org by 5 PM on March 15, 2024. All applications will be reviewed by the PTAG co-chairs, and interviews of the most qualified applicants will be conducted before making a recommendations to the City Manager.

Program Recommendations


Date Approved

Recommendation 1

May 11, 2010

Recommendation 2

June 2, 2010

Recommendation 3

June 22, 2010

Recommendation 4

August 24, 2010

Recommendation 5

November 11, 2010

Recommendation 6

March 4, 2011

Recommendation 7

June 14, 2011

Recommendation 8

October 24, 2011

Recommendation 9

July 2, 2013

Recommendation 10

August 20, 2013

Recommendation 11

September 25, 2013

Recommendation 12

November 18, 2013

Recommendation 13

April 9, 2014

Recommendation 14 April 2, 2018
Recommendation 15 April 23, 2019
Recommendation 16 March 3, 2021
Recommendation 17 September 22, 2021

Time and Day

4:10 PM to 6:10 PM
First Thursday of the Month



Meetings are hybrid. Held in-person (747 Market Street, Room 248) and accessible via Zoom.


See the monthly agenda calendar for opportunities to participate.


Additional Information

Staff Liaison

Rachel Barra

(253) 591-5371