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Thursday, June 29, 2017 This Week's Paper
‘Voices from the Voiceless’ as City officials visit KWA tonight

The Korean Women’s Association will host forum tonight at its center located at 123 East 96th St., where the City Manager T.C. Broadnax will address the 2013-2014 proposed biennial operating and capital budget. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. and is expected to draw some 300 people.

A similar meeting this summer brought more than 300 community members representing diverse nationalities of Cambodian, Vietnamese, Korean, Samoan and other nationalities. The community members spoke up as "voices of the voiceless" presenting observations and suggestions for potential budget savings.

“This is a time to be heard. The City of Tacoma is here to affect change for our diverse communities,” said Peter Ansara, KWA’s executive director.

The city faces an anticipated $63 million shortfall during the next two-year budget.