Pierce County Council


About the 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. Members are elected from seven contiguous and equally populated districts. Each county councilmember represents a district having a population of approximately 131,500 people and is elected to four year terms.

Dave Morell (Placeholder Image)
Dave Morell
District 1

Paul Herrera
District 2
Amy Cruver
District 3

Ryan Mello
District 4

Marty Campbell
District 5

Jani Hitchen
District 6 
Derek Young
District 7

2022-2023 Budget Summary final Opens in new window

The Pierce County Council adopted the 2022-2023 Biennial Budget Nov. 23, 2021. View the Budget Summary here and find out more information about the Biennial Budget at Council's Biennial Budget website

  1. Pierce County Council appoints Paul M. Herrera to District 2 County Council seat

    Today the Pierce County Council appointed Paul M. Herrera to fill the vacant 2nd Pierce County Council District seat. Read on...
  2. Councilmember Hans Zeiger announces departure from Council

    Zeiger will vacate his seat as the District 2 council representative effective July 31 to take a job leading a national nonprofit organization focused on advancing American history and civic education. Read on...
  3. Pierce County Council passes consumer protections for animal sales

    Council acted Tuesday to put protections in place to make it easier for future dog owners to know the animal's history before buying it and the costs associated with the purchase. Read on...
  4. Pierce County Council approves Behavioral Health sales tax funding expenditures

    The Pierce County Council approved the county’s first round of expenditures from its behavioral health and therapeutic courts tax, distributing $20.2 million to community organizations. Read on...
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What's on the agenda?

Each week the Pierce County Council holds a series of meetings to discuss and review ordinances, motions and budgets to ensure county government operates in an efficient, transparent and cost-effective manner with equal access for all county residents. Members meet as a collective body every Tuesday at 3 p.m. Here are some of the items before the Council this week:

Monday (October 3) 

10 a.m.: Rules and Operations Committee will review agendas for the week of October 10-14, 2022, and the Council meeting agenda for October 11, 2022. Join via Zoom.

11 a.m.: Study Session to review upcoming meeting agendas, grant reports, amendments, administrative items, and an Equity Note and Index presentation from the Finance Department. Join via Zoom.

1:30 p.m.: Community Development Committee meeting will review R2022-141 related to the 2024 Periodic Update to the Pierce County Comprehensive Plan and receive reports on: park cost recovery matrix and recreation use fees, Park Impact Fee Fund and Conservation Futures Fund expenditures, Sustainability 2030 annual report, and the “Electric First” policy implementation.  Join via Zoom.

Tuesday (October 4)

9:30 a.m.: Human Services Committee meeting will review 2022-56 repealing chapter 2.99 of the Pierce County Code, "Pierce County Commission Against Domestic Violence" and receive two presentations pertaining to food banks. Join via Zoom.

12 p.m.: Study Session includes the review of the day’s Council meeting agenda and reports from external boards and commissions. Join via Zoom.

3 p.m.: Regular meeting : Join via Zoom.  Items for final consideration include:

  • R2022-143, A Resolution of the Pierce County Council Proclaiming the Month of October 2022 as "Domestic Violence Awareness Month" in Pierce County, Washington.
  • 2022-49s, An Ordinance of the Pierce County Council Updating Residential Use Development Regulations in the Pierce County Code and Making Other Minor Technical Code Changes by Amending Pierce County Code Title 18.
  • 2022-50, An Ordinance of the Pierce County Council Amending Ordinance No. 2021-100s2, as Amended by Ordinance No. 2022-30, the Biennial Budget of Pierce County for Fiscal Years 2022-2023, by Adjusting American Rescue Plan Act Appropriations.
  • 2022-55, An Ordinance of the Pierce County Council Ratifying the Collective Bargaining Agreement Reached with the Pierce County Captains’ Association, Effective January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2024; and Amending the Pierce County Salary Classification Plan.
  • 2022-58, An Ordinance of the Pierce County Council Ratifying the Collective Bargaining Agreement Reached with the Pierce County Corrections Guild, Effective January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2024; and Amending the Pierce County Classification Plan.
  • 2022-60, An Ordinance of the Pierce County Council Amending Section 2.106.022 of the Pierce County Code, "Application of E-Verify Requirements."

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For the latest public health information about COVID-19 visit the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.

The Office of the Pierce County Council is open Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Contact the office at 253-798-7777 or contact the appropriate staff. The Pierce County Council offers in-person and remote meeting attendance at its meetings. Learn how to get involved. Visitors to the Office or Council Chambers must use the second floor entrance of the County-City Building, which is on the backside of the building from the ground floor entrance off Tacoma Avenue South.

Pierce County Council

930 Tacoma Avenue South Room 1046
Tacoma WA 98402 

Contact Us

Phone: (253) 798-7777
Toll Free: (800) 992-2456
Fax: (253) 798-7509
Email: [email protected]

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