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2015-2017 Budget Approved


In mid-December, we passed a balanced City Budget for the next 2 years that meets all of our current obligations and brings our rainy-day fund to a responsible level. My colleagues and I participated in over 9 budget workshops with Department Directors and listened to the public, all who provided input in many different ways. Some highlights of this budget include: Maintains ... Read More »

Help Protect Jobs & Services at Joint Base Lewis-McChord


A huge number of our local jobs are connected to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and much of the success of cafes to rental housing to restaurants and retailers depends on the presence of the JBLM community. Currently, the federal government is looking at reducing the nation’s 510,000 active duty force by 90,000 over the next several years. Up to 11,000 of those ... Read More »

A Meaningful Paid Sick Days Policy


Everyone gets sick. That’s a fact. Every mother, father or spouse has to take care of their kids or loved ones at some point in their life.
 That’s a fact. The discussion in front of the Tacoma City Council is this: Should working folks go to work sick and infect others, or be able to stay home to get better and ... Read More »

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