Below is a summary of proposed changes to Tacoma Municipal Code section 8.27. The full text with tracked changes is available here. Your feedback on any or all of these items is appreciated. This survey will close on August 28, 2019.

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* 8.27.085 Smoking and vaping in parks prohibited.

Clarifies the current prohibition of smoking in parks to include the use of e-cigarettes, vapor products or other nicotine-containing substances.

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* 8.27.165 Moorage buoy and float regulations

Clarifies continuous moorage at park buoys as three overnight periods within a 10-day period, regardless of whether they are consecutive.

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* 8.27.180 Use of certain equipment.

Adds drones, “sky lanterns,” unmanned aircraft systems and motorized models as prohibited equipment except as specifically authorized.

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* 8.27.200 Vehicular standards.

Aligns electric scooters, e-bikes, mono-wheel devices, surreys, scooters and similar devices with existing rules for bicycles that restrict them to designated roads, sidewalks, paths or trails.

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* 8.27.210 No Structures in parks; exceptions.

Limits permissible “structures” in parks to only those specifically authorized or are temporary and have only a roof and no walls.

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* 8.27.251 Authority to adopt a code of conduct.

Authorizes the park district to adopt a code of conduct that regulates activities or behavior in parks to protect the public’s health and safety, to promote respect for the rights and needs of others, and to preserve park property.

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