Public Meetings & Presentations

Updated August 22, 2019
Public Information Sessions – Tacoma Water Fixed Fees
Tacoma Water hosted two public information sessions to discuss proposed updates to the System Development Charge (SDC) and Water Service Construction Charges, commonly referred to as Fixed Fees. These are one-time charges assessed for water service installations.

If you were unable to attend, you can view the presentations below:
Water Service Construction Charges
Water System Development Charges

The proposed SDC and Fixed Fees will be discussed at the following meetings:


2019-2020 Rate and Budget Process

Our staff hosted several outreach events to provide an opportunity for members of the community to learn more about how the budget process works and hear about rate adjustments before they go into effect.

On October 10, TPU staff presented a proposed budget to the Public Utility Board for review. This meeting, held at 6:30 p.m. in the TPU Auditorium, included an opportunity for public comment. The documents and proposals for the board can be read below:

Video of the meeting is archived on our website.

On October 24, the Public Utility Board voted to accept and move TPU’s budget and rate proposals to the City Council.

Tacoma Public Utilities staff hosted several outreach events to provide an opportunity for members of the community to learn more about how the budget process works and hear about rate adjustments before they go into effect.

Neighborhood Council Meetings

  • Sept. 10, 6 p.m. – North End Neighborhood Council Meeting
  • Sept. 12, 5:30 p.m. – New Tacoma Neighborhood Council Meeting
  • Sept. 17, 6:30 p.m. – Eastside Neighborhood Council Meeting
  • Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m. – South Tacoma Neighborhood Council Meeting
  • Sept. 19, 7 p.m. – West End Neighborhood Council Meeting
  • Sept. 20, 6 p.m. – Northeast Neighborhood Council Meeting
  • Oct. 15, 7 p.m. – South End Neighborhood Council

City Council Meetings

  • Aug. 13, 7 p.m. – City of Lakewood
  • Aug. 20, 6 p.m. – City of Fircrest
  • Aug. 21, 6 p.m. – City of Fife
  • Aug. 21, 12 p.m. – Pierce County Council
  • Sept. 17, 6:30 p.m. – University Place City Council Meeting
  • Oct. 2, 10 a.m. – Tacoma City Council, Government Performance & Finance Committee
  • Oct. 16, 10 a.m. – Tacoma City Council, Government Performance & Finance Committee
  • Oct. 16, 12 p.m. – City Council Joint Utility Board Study Session
  • Nov. 13, 5 p.m. – Biennial Budget First Reading, City Council Study Session
  • Nov. 20, 5 p.m. – Biennial Budget Second Reading, City Council Study Session

Other Community Meetings

  • Aug. 27, 5:30 p.m. – MetroParks Tacoma
  • Sept. 24, 11:30 a.m. – Korean Women’s Association
  • Sept. 25, 11:30 a.m. – Korean Women’s Association
  • Sept. 25, 6 p.m. – Safe Street Block Group: East Allenmore
  • Oct. 1, 6 p.m. – Safe Street Block Group: Kravitz
  • Oct. 2, 6 p.m. – Safe Street Block Group: First Creek
  • Oct. 10, 11 a.m. – Beacon Senior Center
  • Oct. 11, 11 a.m. – Lighthouse Senior Activity Center
  • Oct. 20, 8:30 a.m. – Black Collective
  • Oct. 31, 10:45 a.m. – Korean Women’s Association

Tacoma Public Utility Board

  • Sept. 12, 3 p.m. – Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail Budget presentation
  • Sept. 26, 3 p.m. – Tacoma Power Budget presentation
  • Oct. 10, 6:30 p.m. – Public Utility Board session
  • Oct. 16, 12 p.m. – City Council/ Joint Utility Board Study session
  • Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m. – Public Utility Board votes whether to adopt rate proposals

Budget & Rate Presentations

Tacoma Power and Tacoma Water staff have been preparing and presenting budget and rates research and background to the Public Utility Board since early this year. For more information on what projects are planned and how costs are managed, see the presentations below.

Presentation to franchise cities served by Tacoma Public Utilities:

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