Pierce County Council


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


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.

Dave Morell (Placeholder Image)
Dave Morell
District 1

Hans Zeiger
District 2

Amy Cruver
District 3

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. Building the Pierce County 2022-2023 Biennial Budget

    The Pierce County Council will begin a series of Committee of the Whole meetings the week of Oct. 18, 2021 to continue its budget planning process. Read on...
  2. Pierce County Council allocates remaining ARPA funds for ongoing COVID response

    Council previously allocated the majority of its first round of ARPA funding – roughly $88 million – to support ongoing pandemic needs in the community, including business support and regional public health response. Read on...
  3. Pierce County Council kicks off budget review Oct. 7

    Over the next two months the Pierce County Council will work together to craft the 2022-2023 Biennial Budget, which directs the delivery of services, programs, and resources to Pierce County residents. Read on...
  4. 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...
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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 (Oct. 18)

10 a.m.: Rules and Operations committee will review agendas for the week of Oct. 25-29, 2021, and the Oct. 26, 2021 meeting agendas. Legislation for review includes 2021-88 an ordinance declaring county owned property as surplus, and R2021-183 a resolution declaring certain tax title lands be sold and authorizing the Executive to sell them. (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.: Community Development Committee will receive an overview of the proposed 2020-2027 Capital Facilities Plan amendments, anticipated sign code amendments and anticipated tree retention amendments. Join via Zoom.

6 p.m.: Special meeting of the Public Safety Committee will be held at Orting City Hall, 104 Bridge St. S, for the public to attend in person to hear presentations on Public Safety Community Assistance and Referral programs from representatives from East Pierce Fire and Rescue, West Pierce Fire and Rescue and Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare. Join via Zoom.

Tuesday (Oct. 19)

9:30 a.m.: Special meeting of the Committee of the Whole to hear a presentation on the behavioral health tax/behavioral implementation plan. 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
    • R2021-186 a resolution proclaiming Oct. 21 as “Community Conflict Resolution Day” in Pierce County. 
  • Ordinances
    • 2021-70 an ordinance adopting a new chapter of Pierce County Code around “street racing activities.”
    • 2021-87 an ordinance eliminating the sunset date of the Birth to 25 Advisory Board. 
  • Other business
    • Presentation on the Fox Island Bridge project and financial scenarios.

Wednesday (Oct. 20)

1:30 p.m.: Committee of the Whole to begin 2022-2023 budget preparation. View the budget process, including which departments are presenting at the meeting. Join via Zoom.

Thursday (Oct. 21)

9:30 a.m.: Committee of the Whole meeting to prepare the 2022-2023 Biennial Budget. View the budget process, including which departments are presenting at the meeting. Join via Zoom

1:30 p.m.: Committee of the Whole meeting to prepare the 2022-2023 Biennial Budget. View the budget process, including which departments are presenting at the meeting. Join via Zoom.

Friday (Oct. 22)

9:30 a.m.: Committee of the Whole meeting to prepare the 2022-2023 Biennial Budget. View the budget process, including which departments are presenting at the meeting. Join via Zoom.

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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 

Contact Us

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

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