The City Council was all business tonight. Not even some public comment or public forum could derail them. A quick and efficient meeting.
October 2011 is Crime Prevention Month. Hilltop Action Coalition and the Tacoma Police Department received the proclamation and all are called to “invest in the power of prevention”.
October 2011 is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month. A number of agencies were recognized for their hard work. The City’s Human Rights and Human Services department, the YWCA, the Korean Women’s Association, and the Crystal Judson Family Justice Center were all on hand to receive the proclamation.
Resolution No. 38343 appointed a variety of citizens to serve on the Planning Commission, Citizens Recognition Committee, Tacoma Area Commission on Disabilities, Human Services Commission, Human Rights Commission, and Conservation Futures Program.
Purchase Resolution No. 38344 awarded a variety of contracts. One caught my eye: a $30,890 increase in the contract for design services for the Old Town Dock and additional reports required by the Army Corps of Engineers. This project seems to be continuing to move along.
Resolution No. 38345 authorized $29,300 to the Pierce County AIDS Foundation for the operation of the Rapid HIV Testing Program.
Ordinance No. 28023 amends Chapter 6B.70 of the Municipal Code, relating to entertainment/dancing-alcohol served, to remove duplicate language, update criminal background checks per state law, and update the reasons for denial of a security personnel license.
Ordinance No. 28024 amends Chapter 6B.80 of the Municipal Code, relating to entertainment/dancing or skating rinks – all ages, to require written safety reports to be provided annually to the Fire Marshal and Police Chief, require all security personnel working at such establishments to receive City-approved training, amend license fees and exemptions, and delete the “Smoking Prohibited” section.
Want to attend the next City Council Meeting? 747 Market Street, Tuesdays at 5 p.m. See you there?