Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Council Agrees with Chamber on Streamlining Regulations

At last week's City Council meeting, the Council took up the final reading of two ordinances relating to development within the City of Tacoma.  The first resolution increased the thresholds for detailed environmental review.  The second resolution increased the predictability and clarity for existing uses while reducing the costs of development for a number of businesses.

Chamber President and CEO, Tom Pierson, sent a letter to the Council prior to that vote encouraging the passage of the measure and opening the door to future discussions on regulatory streamlining.  After receiving a number of supportive notes from Councilmembers, Tom was optimistic about the measure's passage.  Sure enough, the Council passed the measures unanimously.  The Chamber looks forward to future collaboration with the Council on keeping Tacoma competitive in the coming years.

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