Council Priorities

City Council Priorities

Adopted July 16, 2012

  • Develop a vision for the City Center
  • Foster redevelopment of the Pacific Highway corridor, Woodbrook and Tillicum
  • Maintain and enhance public safety
  • Develop a vision for parks and public spaces to improve quality of life and attract residents
  • Sustain regional leadership and coordination role with military partners
  • Pursue annexation of selected areas within the City’s Urban Growth Area (UGA)
  • Continue cooperative partnership with educational institutions in Lakewood
  • Protect the capital investment in the transportation system through adequate maintenance and preservation of facilities

Emerging Challenges…

Key policy issues the City Council will address in 2012

  • Pacific Highway, Woodbrook and Town Center – assess options for economic development.
  • Transportation Benefit District – how can the City continue to fund street maintenance as existing funding sources continue to decline?
  • Union Avenue development options – the Council will determine right-of-way width and other basic design features to address constraints of existing roads in Tillicum.
  • Amtrak – monitor ongoing Environmental Assessment (EA) discussions (the WSDOT EA is not likely to be released until Summer 2012).
  • Fort Steilacoom Golf Course – assess feasibility of transition from Pierce County.