Pierce County Council
Today the Pierce County Council appointed Paul M. Herrera to fill the vacant 2nd Pierce County Council District seat. Read on...
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...
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...
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...
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 (October 3)
1:30 p.m.: Community Development Committee meeting will review R2022-141 related to the 2024 Periodic Update to the Pierce County Comprehensive Plan and receive reports on: park cost recovery matrix and recreation use fees, Park Impact Fee Fund and Conservation Futures Fund expenditures, Sustainability 2030 annual report, and the “Electric First” policy implementation. Join via Zoom.
Tuesday (October 4)
9:30 a.m.: Human Services Committee meeting will review 2022-56 repealing chapter 2.99 of the Pierce County Code, "Pierce County Commission Against Domestic Violence" and receive two presentations pertaining to food banks. Join via Zoom.
- R2022-143, A Resolution of the Pierce County Council Proclaiming the Month of October 2022 as "Domestic Violence Awareness Month" in Pierce County, Washington.
- 2022-49s, An Ordinance of the Pierce County Council Updating Residential Use Development Regulations in the Pierce County Code and Making Other Minor Technical Code Changes by Amending Pierce County Code Title 18.
- 2022-50, An Ordinance of the Pierce County Council Amending Ordinance No. 2021-100s2, as Amended by Ordinance No. 2022-30, the Biennial Budget of Pierce County for Fiscal Years 2022-2023, by Adjusting American Rescue Plan Act Appropriations.
- 2022-55, An Ordinance of the Pierce County Council Ratifying the Collective Bargaining Agreement Reached with the Pierce County Captains’ Association, Effective January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2024; and Amending the Pierce County Salary Classification Plan.
- 2022-58, An Ordinance of the Pierce County Council Ratifying the Collective Bargaining Agreement Reached with the Pierce County Corrections Guild, Effective January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2024; and Amending the Pierce County Classification Plan.
- 2022-60, An Ordinance of the Pierce County Council Amending Section 2.106.022 of the Pierce County Code, "Application of E-Verify Requirements."
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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.
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.
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