The Daily Mash-Up

Monday, June 26, 2017 This Week's Paper
Council sets stage for candidate interview for vacant seat

The Tacoma City Council Study Session at noon on Tuesday will be held in the City Council Chambers, located at 747 Market St as well as be carried live on TV Tacoma, Channel 12 in city limits, on both Click! and Comcast cable systems and streamed at

The major issue of the meeting will be the City Council interviews of the candidates seeking appointment to the District 2 council seat vacated by Jake Fey, who is leaving the council following his election to the House of Representatives.

The candidates are for the East Tacoma district position: Monica Alexander, Philip Cowan, David D' Aniello, Carolyn Edmonds, Jon Higley, Patricia Lecy-Davis and Robert Thoms. Each candidate will be able to make opening statements before fielding questions from the council.

At the end of the interviews, the council will go into an executive session to discuss applicant qualifications. And, at the 5 p.m. council meeting that day, a motion may be made to appoint an applicant to the vacant position for Council consideration. Council members receive an annual salary of $41,269 for their part-time position with the city.

Also on the agenda for the regular meeting is Resolution No. 38603 that formally accepts grants from the Federal Highway Administration, in the amount of $2,194,196, and the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board, in the amount of $1,495,500, for a cumulative total of $3,689,696 for asphalt overlay and other improvements on South Tacoma Way from South 43rd to South 47th streets, and from South 56th to South 66th streets.

Resolution No. 38605, on the agenda as well, will declare 28,000-square-feet of city-owned property located at 1199 Dock St., currently occupied by Johnny's Seafood, as surplus that can then be sold to Pacific Seafood Washington Acquisition Co., Inc., for $700,000.