City of Tacoma
A RESOLUTION relating to the environment and public safety and health; declaring the City’s intent to work collaboratively with the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on a stewardship plan for the cleanup of the area now being referred to as First Creek.
WHEREAS, as part of the City’s efforts to reduce crime by 50 percent and eliminate blight, City staff has worked with the Puyallup Tribe of Indians (“Puyallup Tribe”) and representatives of First Creek Neighbors and Tacoma Eastside Action Membership (“TEAM”) to undertake an ambitious cleanup of the area now being referred to as First Creek, and
WHEREAS, as of September 2008, 81 tons of debris have been removed from the First Creek area, and
WHEREAS, based on this success, staff of the City and the Puyallup Tribe have recognized the opportunity to continue the momentum that has been built around First Creek by developing a stewardship plan for the area, and
WHEREAS the planning process will consider elements, such as appropriate naming, preservation of open space, storm water management, and public safety, and
WHEREAS a stewardship plan for First Creek would, among other things, assist the City in protecting infrastructure in the area, contribute to the City’s open space planning and environmental preservation efforts, recognize the cultural significance of the area, and allow the area to contribute to the quality of life in the area, and
WHEREAS, in addition, both the World Vision and the Tacoma Housing Authority organizations have expressed an interest in participating with First Creek Neighbors, TEAM, the Puyallup Tribe, and the City, and
WHEREAS it is anticipated that additional partners that will be contacted as part of the planning effort; Now, Therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF TACOMA:
That it is the intent of the City to work collaboratively with the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on a stewardship plan for the cleanup of the area now being referred to as First Creek.
Adopted and signed: November 18, 2008
Approved as to form: