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

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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

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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 (November 28) 

10 a.m.: Rules and Operations Committee will review agendas for the week of December 5-9, 2022, and the Council meeting agenda for December 6, 2022.. Join via Zoom.

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

 1:30 p.m.: Public Safety Committee will meet. Join via Zoom

 Tuesday (November 29)

 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:

  • Proposal No. R2022-175, A Resolution of the Pierce County Council Confirming the Appointment of Three New Members (Jesse Jensen, Brandon Dawley, and Tony Dayton) to the Pierce County Veterans Advisory Board. 
  • Proposal No. R2022-176, A Resolution of the Pierce County Council Confirming the Appointment of One New Member (Cindy Piper) to the Tacoma Tideflats Sub Area Plan Stakeholder Advisory Group.
  • Proposal No. 2022-72, An Ordinance of the Pierce County Council Amending Chapter 9.47 of the Pierce County Code, "Jail Incarceration Rates," to Establish Rates for Incarceration and Booking of Inmates into the Pierce County Jail; and Setting an Effective Date. 
  • Proposal No. 2022-75, An Ordinance of the Pierce County Council Amending Chapter 14.20 of the Pierce County Code, "Parks and Recreation Service Fees," by Amending Fee Schedules and Adding New Fees for Parks and Recreation Activities and Facilities; Adopting Findings of Fact; and Setting an Effective Date. 
  • Proposal No. 2022-76s, An Ordinance of the Pierce County Council Amending Ordinance No. 2021 100s2, as Amended by Ordinance Nos. 2022-30 and 2022-50, the Biennial Budget of Pierce County for Fiscal Years 2022-2023; and Amending the Pierce County Capital Facilities Plan Adopted Pursuant to Ordinance No. 2021 110s3s, as Codified in Chapter 19E.20 of the Pierce County Code. 
  • Proposal No. R2022-156, A Resolution of the Pierce County Council Requesting the Department of Planning and Public Works Negotiate Acceptable Terms and Conditions to be Incorporated into an Amendment to the Tehaleh Employment-Based Planned Community Phase 2 Development Agreement, Adopted through Ordinance No. 2018-90s; and Forward any Recommended Development Agreement Amendments to the County Council for Consideration Pursuant to Pierce County Code 18A.100.080.B. 
  • Proposal No. R2022-160, A Resolution of the Pierce County Council Establishing the Illegal Dumping and Littering Reduction Task Force for the Purposes of Creating the Pierce County Illegal Dumping and Littering Reduction Action Plan; Establishing the Scope of the Plan; Stating Funding Intent; and Setting Report Back and Sunset Dates for the Task Force. 
  •  Proposal No. R2022-169, A Resolution of the Pierce County Council Approving the 2023 Spanaway Lake Management District Annual Workplan. 
  • Proposal No. R2022-171, A Resolution of the Pierce County Council Setting the Date of an Evening District No. 7 Council Meeting for Thursday, December 8, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. at Gig Harbor Civic Center Council Chambers, 3510 Grandview Street, Gig Harbor, Washington. 
  • Proposal No. R2022-172, A Resolution of the Pierce County Council Setting the Date of an Evening District No. 5 Council Meeting for Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. at Eastside Community Center Social Hall 1 & 2, 1721 East 56th Street, Tacoma, Washington. 
  • Proposal No. R2022-174, A Resolution of the Pierce County Council Implementing the 2022-2023 Budget as Amended; Declaring Certain County Policy; and Requesting Information from Agencies of County Government. 

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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 

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Phone: (253) 798-7777
Toll Free: (800) 992-2456
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