Posted by KATE MARTIN on April 18, 2014
Thursday night the Charter Review Committee fielded questions from residents during what it called a telephone town hall. People emailed, Tweeted or called in questions for the 15-member committee to answer.
Staffers said of the 7,500 calls, around 3,100 went straight to voicemail. By the end of the call, 20 people were listening to the hearing, with the most being 254. Staffers said they thought people were listening on the phone to start, but might have started watching the meeting online or on TV.
Among the questions that people did ask but were not answered came from Janice (per a document produced by the city. It contains no last name): “Why did you and the other committee members make those derisive remarks on April 9 about the community leaders who showed up to share their thoughts with you?”
Posted by KATE MARTIN on April 17, 2014
For the civic-minded among us: no more will you have to fill out application after application on a persistent quest to get on a board or commission with the city of Tacoma.
Posted by KATE MARTIN on April 16, 2014
Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland will travel to China next month to promote the city’s business opportunities to investors.
Posted by Peter Callaghan on April 10, 2014
Mike Sando , a government and history teacher at Enumclaw High School and currently a member of the Enumclaw City Council, said today he will run for the state House of Representatives as a Democrat.
Posted by KATE MARTIN on April 10, 2014
Last week, homes and businesses across Tacoma received a postcard in the mail about ways to comment on the Charter Review Committee ’s work. The postcard says: