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TACOMA: Keep televising Civil Service Board meetings

Tacoma city staff plan to stop broadcasting Tacoma Civil Service Board meetings. My council member tells me that the council will not vote on this decision and that it will take effect immediately.

I find this troubling; the voters of Tacoma are entitled to transparency and accountability.

City staff claimed initially that they would save taxpayers $25,000 annually by discontinuing these broadcasts. When pressed for details, they retreated from that figure and have stated that was combined with broadcasting the City of Destiny Awards (which they also plan to end) and are now citing a $4,500 figure. They called the

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