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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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).
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)
- R2021-186 a resolution proclaiming Oct. 21 as “Community Conflict Resolution Day” in Pierce County.
- Other business
- Presentation on the Fox Island Bridge project and financial scenarios.
Wednesday (Oct. 20)
Thursday (Oct. 21)
Friday (Oct. 22)
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Find Council and committee meeting agendas, legislation, and other information.
Search all passed legislation, and currently proposed legislation before the Council and see how to provide comment on legislation, or request a proclamation to be considered by the Council.
Find out about the Council’s legislative priorities that are carried out through legislative and budget action.
Learn about Regional Leadership, Performance Audits, Special Districts, Committees and Task-Forces
Establish organization, power, function and procedures of County government, and codification of all ordinances of a general or permanent nature, or laws of the County.
COVID-19 news and information
For the latest public health information about COVID-19 visit the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.
Pierce County Districting Committee (September 2021)
Ad Hoc Committee to End Homelessness (March 2021)
The Pierce County Council created the Comprehensive Plan to End Homelessness Ad Hoc Committee to facilitate further planning to help end homelessness in Pierce County through Resolution 2021-30s. Learn more about the work this committee did.
Law & Justice Public Review Committee (November 2020)
The Pierce County Council created the law and justice public review committee to review reports generated by the county’s law and justice departments, per Resolution R2020-43. In June the Council directed the County Executive to review the policies, procedures and best practices of these departments. The Public Review Committee met over seven weeks to review this information, then drafted and presented a report to Council at a Committee of the Whole meeting. View the recorded meeting and the report.
Human Services Study & Presentation (September 2019)
This report focuses on the identification of nine (9) areas of opportunity to help the department deliver services more efficiently and effectively, leverage additional funding opportunities to provide the most effective services, and better structure service delivery to align with the department’s core mission: to ensure all of Pierce County has equitable access to community based services that respect each person's unique experience.
Pierce County Affordable Housing Incentives (August 2019)
The report estimates the value of the County’s programs for affordable housing and makes several recommendations related to the standardization and promotion of affordable housing incentives and coordination with other jurisdictions in the management of affordable housing funds.
Broadband Study (April 2019)
The report makes recommendations on the county’s franchise process, regulations that would assist in the build‐out of broadband infrastructure, and a proposal for an action plan should policymakers desire to engage in efforts to expand broadband technology into the lesser‐served parts of the county. Learn more about how Pierce County is working to bridge the broadband divide.