The City of Tacoma budget is being sorted out as we speak. City of Tacoma Manager T.C. Broadnax will be hitting the road starting Central Tacoma next Thursday September 1st to visit the neighborhood councils to find out what you think and what your priorities are.

“In 2017 and 2018, revenues are projected to grow at 1.8 percent, while expenses are projected to grow at a faster rate.  If the City maintains current service levels, the difference between revenues and expenses is projected to be almost $7 million.  This shortfall would increase substantially if the City were to address deferred maintenance issues that have been put off in the past in order to prioritize spending on other capital expenses and expand City services. The City is currently working to prioritize funding between existing services, deferred maintenance, and new and expanded services.”  City of Tacoma Press Release

You should really go! Tell him under no circumstances should they dump Tacoma Public Library’s amazing Northwest Room– and whatever else you’d like to tell him.

•       Sept. 1, 7 p.m.
Central Neighborhood Council
Tacoma Nature Center, 1919 S. Tyler St.

•       Sept. 12, 6 p.m.

North End Neighborhood Council
University of Puget Sound (Trimble Forum), 1500 N. Warner St.

•       Sept. 14, 5:30 p.m.

Neighborhood Council of New Tacoma
People’s Community Center (Boardroom), 1602 Martin Luther King Jr. Way

•       Sept. 15, 7 p.m.

Northeast Tacoma Neighborhood Council
TPD Sector 1 Northeast Substation, 4731 Norpoint Way NE

•       Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m.

Eastside Neighborhood Council
Stewart Heights Park Building, 402 E. 564th St.

•       Sept. 21, 6:30 p.m.
South Tacoma Neighborhood Council
STAR Center, 3873 S. 66th St.

•       Sept. 21, 7 p.m.

West End Neighborhood Council
TFD Station #16, 7217 6th Ave.