The newly formed Transportation Commission will advise the City Council on transportation-related matters, including bike, pedestrian and mass transit-related planning initiatives, as well as other issues - like parking and ADA issues.
This new transportation commission will probably be integral to development of the comprehensive transportation plan in the coming months and will help to guide what priorities get called out for Tacoma in Sound Transit 3 and enhanced Pierce Transit bus service in the city.
Because of the critical nature of the commission, I am encouraging readers to suggest multiple individuals for appointment in the comments.
I will probably be seeking a seat on the commission, but I am open to working with others in Tacoma's sustainable transportation sphere to ensure that bike/ped/transit gets a strong majority on the commission.
From the City of Tacoma:
The commission will consist of 11 members - nine voting members appointed by the City Council who are City residents, with representatives from each of the City’s five Council Districts, who bring a range of perspectives and expertise that focus on the City’s long-term vision for mobility options throughout the City, and two non-voting members appointed by the City Manager.
It is recommended that the members appointed reflect the following categories of special interest/discipline: professional engineering sector, construction/private business sector, bike and pedestrian/mass transit sector, planning/urban growth sector, environmental/sustainability sector, general community and ADA community.
Regularly scheduled meeting dates and times have not yet been established for this commission.
Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office by Friday, June 21, 2013. To apply, please visit cityoftacoma.org/cbcapplication or contact April Larsen at (253) 591-5167, City Clerk’s Office, Room 220, Municipal Building, 747 Market St., Tacoma, WA 98402.