The City of Tacoma has received a 60-day extension from the Growth Management Hearings Board for the purpose of conducting a second public hearing before the Tacoma Planning Commission. Below is an updated schedule for completion of the CAPO update.
The Planning Commission has set a public hearing on April 16, 2008 at 5:00 p.m.
Planning Commission - Authorize Public Distribution of Revised CAPO Regulations; Set Public Hearing date
Planning Commission Public Hearing
Planning Commission Public Comment Period Ends
Planning Commission discussion of testimony
Planning Commission Recommendation to City Council
City Council Study Session on draft CAPO regulations and Commission’s Recommendations
City Council Public Hearing on draft CAPO regulations
1st Reading of Ordinance
2nd Reading of Ordinance/Adoption
Deadline for City Council action
This process has been moving very quickly. The Chamber and numerous businesses had recommended an extension of the CAPO development period so that unintended consequences,, conflicts and duplicative regulations would not be imposed.
The community has made a lot of progress in crafting the revised CAPO, click on "Critical Areas Preservation Ordinance." However, there are still some outstanding issues and concerns and this extension will allow the City to hold an additional public comment period in which the City can listen and respond constructively to additional input.
Please feel free to contact staff Molly Harris at 253-591-5383 or Stephen Atkinson at 253-591-5531 if you have any questions or concerns.