Council Responsibilities

The Pierce County Council is responsible for passing legislation, setting county policy, adopting the county's budget, and holding government meetings. In addition to those core functions, the Council also provides regional leadership, development of special task forces and committees and oversees the conduct of Performance Audits.

Performance Audits

The Performance Audit Committee plans and coordinates performance audits and other studies designed to improve the performance and accountability of Pierce County government.

Task Forces & Committees

Members of the Pierce County Council participate in commissions, task forces and other organizations addressing local, regional and national issues relevant to Pierce County. Through legislation they also create citizen advisory boards and committees to accomplish specific goals, like reviewing county policies and regulations to make sure they are equitable and submit recommendations for improvements and changes.

  1. Agriculture Advisory Committee
  2. Behavioral Health Study
  3. Flood Control Zone District
  4. Puget Sound Taxpayer Accountability
  5. Transportation Benefit District
  6. Equity Review Committee

DSC_1387Agriculture Advisory Committee

The Pierce County Agriculture Advisory Committee provides recommendations on issues that impact agriculture in Pierce County and acts as a forum for those interested in enhancing and promoting the long-term success of agriculture in the County. Individuals who serve on the Committee must be residents of Pierce County or be active agricultural producers operating in Pierce County and meet other requirements based upon position.

Pierce County Council External Boards & Commissions

Council members also spend time with local leaders in various forums, learning about the concerns and values of our community. They are assigned to external boards and commissions on an annual basis.

Hearing Examiner

The Hearing Examiner is appointed by the County Council and charged with the responsibility of making quasi-judicial decisions regarding land-use and other issues.

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