The Tacoma City Council has announced that it is looking to fill two positions on its planning commission: the District 1 position and the development community position.

The planning commission develops and updates the city’s comprehensive plan and its elements. It also formulates land use and development regulations and processes that implement the comprehensive plan.

This commission reviews various planning issues, such as area-wide zoning reclassifications, moratoria, interim zoning, pre-annexation planning, historic district designation, urban design, and transportation and capital facilities programs. Meetings occur the first and third Wednesday of each month and begin at 5 p.m.

Applicants seeking the District 1 position must reside in that district. Those seeking the development community position must also be a resident of Tacoma and preferably have some experience and knowledge in the respective field of expertise. Applications, résumés, and/or letters of recommendation must be submitted to the city clerk’s office by end of day Sept. 24.

To apply, visit For questions about the application process, to request the application in an alternate format, or to submit additional documents please contact Michelle Emery, city clerk’s office, at or (253) 591-5505.