Planning and Development Services 

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City of Tacoma Department

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Planning and Development Services 

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  • PDS
  • City Planning Department (pre-1991)
  • Community Development Department (pre-1991)
  • Human Development and Planning Department (pre-1991)

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In 1991 the Planning and Development Services Department was created through the merger of the Community Development Department and the Human Development and Planning Department (1). This department's mission is to partner with the community to build a livable, sustainable, and safe City by providing strategic, timely, predictable, cost-effective planning and development services with a culture focused on community engagement, customer service, creativity, accountability, and continuous improvement (2).


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Written by Spencer Bowman, 2022




(1) Highlights of Tacoma's Reorganization Plan, Tacoma News Tribune, August 1st, 1990, p.A10
(2) The City Of Tacoma, (2022, May 18) Planning and Development Services Website,

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