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Posted on: January 4, 2024

Pierce County Council chooses council leadership for 2024

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Contact: Jaire Winesberry, Communications Coordinator, [email protected] or (253) 392-4221

For 2024, Councilmember Ryan Mello (District 4) will continue to serve as Council Chair, Councilmember Marty Campbell (District 5) will continue to...

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Posted on: December 5, 2023

Pierce County Council Approves New Grant Program for Small Businesses

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CONTACT: Bryan Dominique, Communications Manager, at [email protected] or (253) 392-4221 

TACOMA – The Pierce County Council approved Ordinance No. 2023-69s on Tuesday, Dec. 5, establishing a Small Busi...

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Posted on: November 21, 2023

Pierce County Council Adopts 2024-2025 Biennial Budget

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CONTACT: Bryan Dominique, Communications Manager, at [email protected] or (253) 392-4221 

TACOMA – On Tuesday, Nov. 21, the culmination of more than two months of work took shape with the Pierce County Council's...

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Posted on: November 15, 2023 | Last Modified on: January 31, 2017

Pierce County Council Fails to Override Community Needs Fund Veto

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CONTACT: Bryan Dominique, Communications Manager, (253) 392-4221 or email at [email protected] 

TACOMA – In a 4-3 vote, the Pierce County Council failed to override County Executive Bruce Dammeier’s ve...

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County Council
Posted on: November 9, 2023

Pierce County Council to Hold Public Hearings on 2024-2025 Budget Proposal

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CONTACT: Bryan Dominique, Communications Manager, (253) 392-4221 or email at [email protected] 

TACOMA – Community members will have two opportunities to publicly comment on the Proposed 2024-2025 Biennial Budget. The Pie...

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County Council
Posted on: November 8, 2023

Council Chair Releases Proposed 2024-2025 Biennial Budget

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TACOMA – On Wednesday, Nov. 1, Pierce County Council Chair Ryan Mello (District 4) went on an early morning walk in the Bethel School District with Pierce County Councilmembers Jani Hitchen (District 6) and Amy Cruver (District 3). The purpose w...

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County Council
Posted on: July 12, 2023

Pierce County Council Announces its Next Chief of Staff

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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...

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Posted on: June 28, 2023

Pierce County Council Partners With Black Home Initiative

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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...

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Black Home Initiative County Council
Posted on: March 21, 2023

Pierce County Council Votes in Favor of Maureen Howard Affordable Housing Act

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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...

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Posted on: March 3, 2023

Pierce County Council Chair and Tacoma Mayor Address Next Steps in Response to ST3 Delay

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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...

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County Council
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Pierce County and Comcast partner to bring high speed internet to Key Peninsula

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Pierce County, WA – Pierce County and Comcast have finalized an agreement that will expand the availability of high-speed internet services on the Key Peninsula. Comcast will construct the infrastructure and make available a fast and reliable fib...

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Tacoma Housing Authority Breaks Ground on Housing Hilltop Affordable Housing Project

Elected leaders and community leaders break ground on the Housing Hilltop affordable housing project

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 ...

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Posted on: December 30, 2022

Swearing-in Ceremony for New, Returning Councilmembers at First Council Meeting of 2023

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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...

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County Council
Posted on: December 14, 2022

Pierce County Council Adds 52 Miles of Shoreline Protection in South Puget Sound

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...

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

Pierce County Council chooses leadership, committees for 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...

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

County Council Meeting to be held in Tacoma

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...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

Council passes 2017 budget with emphasis on public safety, court programs and evaluations

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... County Council
Posted on: November 8, 2016

Pierce County Council to hear resolution related to growth and infrastructure investment within the

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... County Council
Posted on: October 13, 2016

Public invited to weigh in on proposed County firework restrictions

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...

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Posted on: September 27, 2016

County Council Meeting to be held in Fife

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...

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Posted on: September 7, 2016

County to hear final recommendations for Agricultural Resource Land Study

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.

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