Monday, June 3, 2013
Get Involved: Apply for Tacoma Commissions
The Tacoma City Council is looking to fill positions on two different commissions. City commissions are established by City Charter, ordinance, or resolution, and advises the Council on various issues. Committed to being a voice for business and a leader in our community, the Chamber strongly recommends our members get involved in these important citizen groups.
First, three positions are available on the Planning Commission: 1). Resident of Council District 4 (Eastside), 2). Expert on environmental issues, and 3). Resident with background and experience in architecture, historic preservation, and/or urban design.
The Planning Commission advises the City Council on numerous issues, such as mixed-use centers development, land use and development regulations, transportation, and others. Members meet at 4 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Planning Commission applications are due June 14, 2013.
The Tacoma City Council is also looking for 11 members for the newly established Transportation Commission, which will advise the Council on transportation-related matters, such as short and long-term transportation planning, compliance with local, regional, and federal transportation regulations, alternative transportation planning initiatives, and parking and capital improvement plans. Nine voting members from the City’s five Council districts with a wide range of perspectives and expertise will be selected, as well as two non-voting members appointed by the City Manager.
If you have expertise in the professional engineering sector, construction/private business sector, bike and pedestrian/mass transit sector, planning/urban growth sector, environmental/sustainability sector, or general community and ADA community and are a resident of Tacoma, you should consider applying.
Applications for the Transportation Commission are due June 21, 2013.