Tonight, Tacoma City Council may push the vote on the appointment to the Public Utility Board up by two weeks. This seat is the business seat, ensuring diverse representation on the TPU Board and the business community’s voice. To guarantee your business interests are represented, contact City Council today and tell them to postpone the appointment to ensure they can appoint the most qualified individual.
The five-member Tacoma Public Utility Board oversees the operations of Tacoma's electric and water utilities and industrial freight-switching railroad. The Tacoma City Council appoints the board members and they serve five-year terms. The effective management of this public asset is critical to keeping Tacoma competitive.