IPS Committee Final Meeting Reviewing Tideflats Regulations
Urge IPS Committee to Propose Tideflats Regulations that Protect Tacoma Jobs
This Wednesday, August 25 at 4:30pm, the Infrastructure Planning and Sustainability Committee of the Tacoma City Council has its last scheduled meeting in its public discussions of the new proposed Tacoma Tideflats regulations. The IPS Committee has done an excellent job framing the debate around these proposed regulations and appears ready to make common sense recommendations to the Mayor and City Council that will protect our jobs and the economy.
So please, go to the (MIC) Comment Portal and tell the Committee to keep up the good work and protect Tideflats jobs TODAY!
During the Tideflats Non-Interim Regulations debate earlier this year there was significant controversy because many understand that some of the proposed regulations like the increased use of Conditional Use Permits would cost Tacoma and our region living wage jobs. The IPS Committee during its review brought in those stakeholders that would be negatively affected by the proposed regulations. This led the Committee to publicly state that it did not agree with the need for regulations like the increased use of Conditional Use Permits. We must urge the IPS Committee to formally make those recommendations to the Mayor and City Council.
The Tacoma City Council will hold a public hearing in early September to adopt new Tideflats regulations. We know that there will be efforts to support regulations that will drive away living wage jobs and business investment in Tacoma. It will be important for the Council to hear from you!
Please go the Manufacturing Industrial Council of the South Sound (MIC) Comment Portal before the meeting on August 25 to submit your written comment TODAY!