Obviously, the people of Tacoma wanted change, given the overwhelming support they gave the charter amendments. As a member of the charter review committee, I say “Bravo.” I am sure most committee members would agree.
It is a shame that the council refused to allow the people to decide if they should have a mayor-council-chief administrative officer form of government. Given the mood of the people, it probably would have passed. But that would have shaken the status quo, so Tacoma misses an opportunity to move forward.