Public Safety Plan Archive

This page is for information on the Public Safety Plan developed prior to the implementation phase. Please visit the Public Safety Plan page for current information.


The City has developed a proposed Public Safety Plan to address the needs of Tukwila’s first responders.   The proposal under consideration prioritizes fully funding fire, police and other first responders by investing in safe, modern facilities, as well as fire apparatus and equipment.   This includes replacing the City’s three seismically-deficient fire stations, guaranteed funding for fire apparatus and equipment, building a Justice Center to house the Tukwila Police Department and Municipal Court, and replacing the City’s Public Works Shops.

The City proposes to make these investments with a mix of City General Fund, Enterprise Funds and a potential voter-approved bond.   The average cost to a homeowner with a home valued at $250,000 would be under $10 a month – or $116 a year – over the 20 year life of the bond.   Tukwila’s residential community will pay for less than 20% of this investment in public safety, with commercial properties paying 80% of the costs associated with the bond.

On August 1, 2016, the City Council voted to put the Public Safety Bond on the November 8 ballot.   A fact sheet is available to answer any questions.

Document Library

Public Safety Plan Narrated Presentation

Impacts to Fire Services

Impacts to Police Services

Impacts to Municipal Court Services

Impacts to Public Works Services

The City’s review processes around the Kent Regional Fire Authority and the Facilities Needs Assessment both significantly informed the Public Safety Plan.   Detailed information on both of these processes, including all of the documents associated with those efforts can be found on their respective web pages.