Pierce County Council

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Public Notice: In response to Proclamation 20-2025 issued by the Governor's Office and the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department Health Directive No. 2021-01 issued Aug. 18, 2021, masks are required for all visitors to the Pierce County Council Office and Pierce County Council Chambers, regardless of vaccination status. The public can attend meetings in person or through remote access. Details on how to attend remotely are listed on meeting agendas

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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 125,000 people and is elected to four year terms.

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Dave Morell
District 1

Hans Zeiger
District 2


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Amy Cruver
District 3


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Ryan Mello
District 4

Marty Campbell
District 5

Jani Hitchen
District 6 
Derek Young
District 7

Pierce County 2022-2023 Biennial Budget banner

Find information about the 2022-2023 Biennial Budget planning process, including a list of special study session budget retreat dates and planned Committee of the Whole meetings to review department budget requests at the Biennial Budget website.



  1. Firework use will be limited in unincorporated Pierce County in 2023

    The discharge of fireworks in Pierce County’s unincorporated areas will be restricted to July 4 and Dec. 31 only. Additionally, the county Fire Marshal will have the authority to issue a temporary ban, if conditions pose a risk to public safety. Read on...
  2. Pierce County Council appoints Districting Committee members

    Now that the 2020 Census is complete, Pierce County must make changes to the boundaries of its seven Council districts to account for population changes over the last decade. Read on...
  3. Pierce County Districting Committee seeks Districting Master

    The Districting Master should be qualified by education, training, and experience to draw a redistricting plan consistent with 2020 Census data. Applications are due Sept. 16, 2021 by 3 p.m. Read on...
  4. Salmon habitat, open space preservation top Conservation Futures funding list

    Through unanimous adoption of resolution R2021-141, Council accepted the recommendations of the Conservation Futures Citizen’s Advisory Board which identified six projects ranked by priority. 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 (Sept. 27)

10 a.m.: Rules and Operations committee will review agendas for the week of Oct. 4-8, 2021, and the Oct. 5, 2021 meeting agendas. (Join via Zoom):

 

11 a.m.: Study Session to review upcoming meeting agendas, grants and amendments and administrative items. Join via Zoom.


1:30 p.m.: Public Safety Committee will receive presentations on Pierce County Therapeutic Courts including Felony Drug Court and Mental Health Court, a presentation from the Tacoma Rescue Mission, and personal stories of recovery. Join via Zoom.


Tuesday (Sept. 28)


9:30 a.m.: Economic and Infrastructure Development Committee will review proposal 2021-90 an ordinance related to flood hazard areas and channel migration zone studies for the lower Greenwater River and upper White River, and proposal R2021-153 a resolution authorizing the Executive to enter into a mutual aid and assistance agreement between Pierce County Planning and Public Works and the Washington Water/Wastewater Agency Response Networks. Join via Zoom.


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

 

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

  • Proclamations
    • R2021-170 a resolution recognizing October as “Domestic Violence Awareness Month”.
    • R2021-171 a resolution proclaiming October as “Crime Prevention Month”.
    • R2021-172 a resolution proclaiming October as “Healthcare Heroes Month”.
    • R2021-179 a resolution proclaiming Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 as “Hispanic Heritage Month”.
  • Ordinances
    • 2021-72 an ordinance vacating a portion of right-of-way on Sales Road South in Council District 6.
    • 2021-81s an ordinance acknowledging approval of an interlocal agreement with the city of Tacoma for the annexation of the unincorporated urban area known as “Manitou Potential Annexation Area”.
  • Resolutions
    • R2021-111 a resolution ratifying the sale of properly known as the “clean care property.”
    • R2021-160 a resolution approving the Board of Equalization’s request to convene to act on timely filed taxpayer petitions that exceed RCW 84.48.010.
    • R2021-168 a resolution adopting the Orangegate Park Master Plan 2021 update.
    • R2021-169 a resolution adopting the Half Dollar Park Master Plan 2021 update.
  • Other business
    • Council will hold a hearing on the 2022 solid waste tipping fee adjustment.


Thursday (Sept. 30)


6 p.m.: Special District 5 in-district meeting at Harvard Elementary School in Midland, 1709 85th Street East Tacoma. This is an in-person meeting. Those unable to attend can watch live on Pierce County TV or channels 22/522HD (Comcast/Click!) or 20/513HD (Rainier Connect). Agenda items include:

  • Franklin Pierce School District updates from Superintendent Lance Goodpaster;
  • Community Resources update by Claudia Miller with the Family and Community Partnerships at Franklin Pierce School District;
  • A presentation on The Farm at Franklin Pierce by Farm Manager Emily Strong;
  • Pierce County Voter Engagement presentation by Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson.
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COVID-19 news and information


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.

Pierce County Council

930 Tacoma Avenue South Room 1046
Tacoma Wa 98402 


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

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