The Pierce County Council will hold an in-district Council meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28 in the Gig Harbor High School Auditorium, 5101 Rosedale St. NW in Gig Harbor. This in-district meeting will be chaired by Councilmember Derek Young, District 7.
Council passed R2019-66, which is Council’s intent to authorize the issuance of bonds for construction of the voter approved Public Safety Communications Center housing SS911. This is the first-step in a two-step process. Council will also have to pass an ordinance authorizing the issuance of the bonds.
Council Approves Chambers Bay Resort Ground Lease Agreement
After months of public testimony, discussion and negotiation, the Pierce County Council voted 6-1 to approve Ordinance 2019-10s, the Chambers Bay Resort Ground Lease Agreement, as amended. The ordinance will now be sent to Executive Dammeier for signature and implementation. Any future modification or amendment to the lease must receive authorization of the County Council.
The Council is the legislative branch of Pierce County government and is the policy-determining body of the County, as provided by the County Charter. The Council has all powers of the County not otherwise reserved to the people, the Executive, or general law.
The seven members are elected from each of seven contiguous and equally populated districts. Each county councilmember represents a district having a population of approximately 115,000 people (as of the 2010 Census) and is elected to a 4 year term.