Thursday, July 27, 2017 This Week's Paper

Neighbors want your thoughts

The New Tacoma Neighborhood Council will be holding an open house turned social time at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 11 in room 708 of the Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market St.

The New Tacoma Neighborhood Council encompasses downtown, the Tideflats and North Tacoma. The city is divided into eight neighborhood districts as a way to provide voices to localized issues in particular communities.

The districts were established in 1992 with the mission of advising the City Council on issues of local importance and providing ways for community members to learn more about city operations and projects.

The New Tacoma Neighborhood Council will provide recaps of current projects and downtown concerns as well as a time for downtown residents and business owners to meet, socialize and learn more about the neighborhood council.

Current projects include the Amtrak station relocation options, the North Tacoma Area Sub Planning effort, the Bayside Trail restoration and downtown crosswalks.

“There are a lot of things we do,” chairwoman Liz Burris said. “We really do cover a large area of the city.”

The meeting will be the last on the seventh floor of the Municipal Building since city officials will lock down access to upper floors after the first of the year. January’s meeting is slated for the Council Chambers. Information about the neighborhood council can be found on the New Tacoma Neighborhood Council Facebook page.