Tacoma may cut 217 city employee positions

TACOMA — The Tacoma city manager said the city will have to cut 217 employee positions and impose a $20 car license tax to help close a $63 million gap in next year’s budget.

City Manager T.C. Broadnax delivered the grim news Tuesday to the city council with his $396 million spending plan.

The News Tribune reported the budget will go through public hearings before the council adopts a final plan in December.

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