Posted on: September 15, 2023
On Tuesday, Sept. 19, Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier will present his proposed 2024-2025 Biennial Budget to the Council. Thereafter, the Council will begin its budget deliberations to produce the final budget for the County for the next two years....Read on...
2024-2025 BIENNIAL BUDGET DEVELOPMENT
Posted on: August 22, 2023
The Council’s move to repeal two ordinances related to shared housing villages in the Residential Resource Zone is back in motion with a Council override of the Pierce County Executive’s veto of Ordinance No. 2023-24, which the Council unanimously passed ...Read on...
Posted on: July 12, 2023
Earlier this year, the Pierce County Council began a nationwide search for the Office of the Pierce County Council’s next Chief of Staff and is excited to announce a successful candidate has been found and will be joining the team Monday, July 17.
Julie Mu...Read on...
Posted on: June 28, 2023
Mission of the Black Home Initiative Aligns With Recently Adopted Maureen Howard Affordable Housing Act
Rising costs have made purchasing a home challenging for many people in the region. This is compounded for Black households that faced historical struct...Read on...
Black Home Initiative
Posted on: April 28, 2023
The 2023 regular session for the State Legislature ended Sunday, April 23, 2023. The Legislature acted on many bills and budgetary items during the session that will benefit Pierce County residents and all of Washington. Many of these actions support prio...Read on...
Posted on: April 14, 2023
Every year, each of the seven Pierce County Councilmembers hosts an evening in-district Council meeting, as required by the County charter. This year, the Council is committing its in-district meeting series to promoting civic engagement in local governme...Read on...
Posted on: March 21, 2023
Today the Pierce County Council voted in favor of the Maureen Howard Affordable Housing Act, or 2022-81s, which will implement a countywide one-tenth of one percent sales tax increase for affordable housing and related services, as allowed by Washington S...Read on...
Posted on: March 3, 2023
TACOMA, Wash. -- On Tuesday, Feb. 28, Sound Transit announced the light rail connection from Federal Way and the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in King County to Fife and Tacoma - commonly referred to as ST3 - has been delayed again, this time to 20...Read on...
Posted on: February 3, 2023
It was a big week in the world of Aviation! Pierce County Councilmember Dave Morell (District 1) - represented Pierce County this week for the final Boeing 747 Delivery. On Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, Boeing officially delivered its final ever production airc...Read on...
Posted on: January 20, 2023
Council Chair Ryan Mello (District 4) joined Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland (D-WA 10th District) and Congressman Derek Kilmer (D-WA 6th District) at the Housing Hilltop Groundbreaking Ceremony, Friday, Jan. 20.
Housing Hilltop is an affordable ...Read on...
Posted on: January 12, 2023
Council Chambers were crowded today as new and returning councilmembers took the oath of office. Councilmember Robyn Denson (District 7) took the oath of office for her first term as a councilmember on the Pierce County Council! The oath was administered ...Read on...
Posted on: January 10, 2023
At its second regular meeting of the year, the Pierce County Council once again elected a bipartisan group to serve as Council leadership for 2023.
Councilmember Ryan Mello (District 4) was elected Council Chair for 2023, Councilmember Marty Campbell (Dist...Read on...
Posted on: December 30, 2022
The Pierce County Council will hold a swearing-in ceremony during the Council meeting scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, in the Pierce County Council chambers on the 10th floor of the County-City Building (930 Tacoma Avenue South, Room 1046 in Ta...Read on...
Posted on: December 14, 2022
TACOMA – On Tuesday, December 13, the Pierce County Council increased the area of marine shorelines protected from new pier and dock development on Pierce County marine shorelines by 52 miles with amendments to Pierce County’s shorelin...Read on...
Posted on: October 12, 2022
The Pierce County Council and Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier sent a joint letter to aviation officials formally objecting to a potential new airport in Pierce County. They cited several reasons, including environmental harm.&...Read on...
Posted on: January 17, 2017
The seven-member Pierce County Council has elected its leadership and made assignments on Council committees and other boards and commissions.
In last week’s Council meeting, Pierce County Councilmember Doug Richardson was re-elected Council ch...Read on...
Posted on: December 1, 2016
The Pierce County Council will hold an In-District Council meeting in District 5 at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 6, at the Salishan Family Investment Center, 1724 E. 44 St., Room 101 in Tacoma. This in-district meeting will be chaired by Councilmember Rick Talbert. ...Read on...
Posted on: November 29, 2016
After months of negotiation and discussion, the Pierce County Council voted unanimously to adopt the County’s 2017 operating and capital budgets. The new budget will take effect Jan. 1, 2017.
A large focus of the 2017 budget is public safety, c...Read on...
Posted on: November 8, 2016
The Pierce County Council’s Community Development Committee will hear a resolution that articulates the County’s focus and efforts to manage growth in the central urban growth area.
During the committee meeting on Monday, No...Read on...
Posted on: October 13, 2016
The Pierce County Council is encouraging the public to provide feedback on a proposed ordinance that restricts fireworks in the County.
County Ordinance 2016-39s would amend Pierce County Code limiting the days and hours when fireworks may be sold and ...Read on...
Posted on: September 27, 2016
The Pierce County Council will hold an In-District Council meeting in District 2 at 5p.m. on Oct. 4, at Fife City Hall, 5411 23rd Street East in Fife. This in-district meeting will be chaired by Councilmember Joyce McDonald.
Each member of the Pierce C...Read on...
Posted on: September 7, 2016
The Pierce County Council Community Development and Performance Audit Committees in a joint meeting will receive a presentation on outcomes and recommendations from the Agricultural Resource Land (ARL) Study that was commissioned by the council.
Posted on: January 13, 2016
Pierce County Councilmember Doug Richardson has been elected as council chair for 2016. The seven-member body voted for leadership positions at the council’s Jan. 12 weekly meeting. Voting for committee leadership will occur at the Jan. 19 council meeting...Read on...
Posted on: January 12, 2016
Transportation For America has selected Pierce County Councilmember Derek Young to participate in the 2016 Transportation Leadership Academy.
The yearlong training academy focuses on teaching local leaders about performance measurements to better asse...Read on...
Posted on: December 15, 2015
Businesses must be licensed and meet county and state requirements
The County Council this afternoon repealed its de facto ban on marijuana production and sales in unincorporated areas. The bill changes the conditional use permit process by eliminating...Read on...
Posted on: December 2, 2015
Program designed to reduce the number of people in jail with mental illness
The Pierce County Council yesterday passed a resolution announcing support for the national “Stepping Up” initiative. The program will be employed to reduce the number of peopl...Read on...
Posted on: November 17, 2015
Former Gig Harbor Mayor Gretchen Wilbert passed away last weekend. She served from 1990 through 2006. In response, Pierce County Council Member Derek Young issued this statement:
“On Sunday, we lost a true visionary and leader with the passing of Mayor...Read on...
Posted on: November 10, 2015
During the Pierce County Council’s budget debate at their Nov. 10 meeting, the body adopted an amendment that would create a special fund to enforce state and county marijuana laws. Councilmember Joyce McDonald – a vehement opponent of legalizing marijuan...Read on...
Posted on: November 10, 2015
During budget debate at the Nov. 10 meeting of the Pierce County Council, the body adopted an amendment that funds the creation of a Sheriff’s unit dedicated solely to property crimes. It’s a measure which Councilmember Rick Talbert has been fighting on b...Read on...
Posted on: November 10, 2015
After July 1, 2016, unlicensed marijuana sales operations in unincorporated Pierce County will be in violation of the law. Now that a budget amendment authored by Councilmember Doug Richardson has been adopted, those caught breaking the law after the cuto...Read on...
Posted on: October 29, 2015
County Executive Pat McCarthy has announced the hiring of Tiffany Speir as Director of Government Relations for Pierce County. Speir, formerly with the South Sound Military and Communities Partnership (SSMCP), has worked in Pierce County for the last seve...Read on...
Posted on: October 19, 2015
The Pierce County Council has updated its list of upcoming meetings held in locations around the county in an effort to make government more accessible.
The Council, which normally meets Tuesdays in the County-City Building in downtown Tacoma, will hol...Read on...