Wednesday, December 06, 2006

A Night at City Council

Members of the Tacoma City Council treated downtown stakeholders well last night on two key votes involving rate increases and renovation of the Winthrop Hotel:

  • The Council sustained long-standing policy on solid waste rates, benefiting downtown condo owners and small businesses in particular by voting 6-3 against a Substitute Ordinance that would have indefinitely extended customer subsidization and then accepting the recommendation to end subsidization by 2011 by voting unanimously in favor of that rate proposal;
  • The Council also adopted Substitute Resolution 37050 directing the City Manager to negotiate a development agreement with Prium Companies that may include a loan of $1,000,000 in UDAG repayment funds to assist with the project.

Both measures were supported by the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber.

2 comments:

  1. The Council also adopted Substitute Resolution 37050 directing the City Manager to negotiate a development agreement with Prium Companies that may include a loan of $1,000,000 in UDAG repayment funds to assist with the project.

    What good news after a year of hard work by a great many peoople. Nice work.

    Its a new day for Tacoma.

    The efforts of the city and its residents to restore and re-vitalize itself have now been stepped up by several notches.

    Mayor Baarsma stated again last night that the restoration of the Winthrop Hotel was as important as the restoration of Union Station and all that followed. I believe him.

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  2. Anonymous4:54 PM

    That all depends on who gets the contact, connections and why?

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