Pierce County Council

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Public Notice: The Pierce County Council offers hybrid meetings that allow public attendance 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 131,500 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

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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.






  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Pierce County Council adopts safe parking legislation, this time as pilot program

    Council first adopted safe parking regulations April 19, but the ordinance was vetoed by the Pierce County Executive. The legislation adopted Tuesday was unanimously approved and allows safe parking sites for a limited duration. 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 (July 4)


The Office of the Pierce County Council is closed in observation of the Independence Day holiday.


Tuesday (July 5)


9:30 a.m.: The Human Services Committee meeting is canceled.

 

11 a.m.: Special Rules and Operations Committee will review agendas for the week of July 11-15, 2022 and the July 12, 2022 regular meeting agenda, and two ordinances ratifying collective bargaining agreements: 2022-44 and 2022-45. 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
    • R2022-98, a resolution declaring July 2022 as “LGBTQ+ Pride Month” in Pierce County.
  • Ordinances
    • 2022-39, an ordinance ratifying a collective bargaining agreement reached with the International Union of Operating Engineers local no. 612.
    • 2022-40, an ordinance ratifying a collective bargaining agreement reached with the International Union of Operating Engineers local no. 612 Supervisors’ Unit.
    • 2022-41, an ordinance ratifying a collective bargaining agreement reached with Council 2, Washington State Council of County and City Employees, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO, Local 3752 LT – Correctional Lieutenants.
  • Resolutions
    • R2022-96, a resolution authorizing the Executive to amend and restate the Auto Theft Task Force cooperative agreement between multiple municipalities and their law enforcement agencies.
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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. 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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Facebook: @PierceCountyCouncil

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