To learn more about the rental assistance, please visit the County website.
Restaurant Support Resolution
Over the last year, restaurant owners and employees in Pierce County have been forced to make tremendous sacrifices for their businesses and their livelihoods. They have taken these changes in stride, demonstrating a huge capacity for innovation, and adapting their service to changing circumstances time and again. It is important that we do everything we can to support them in recovery efforts, enabling them to overcome past, current, and future challenges.
This is why I sponsored Resolution R2021-26, asking the Planning and Public Works Department to provide the council with a list of recommendations that will help reduce barriers and streamline processing for restaurants in Pierce County. These include:
1. A list of Pierce County Code sections presenting potential barriers to expediting permits for food service and drinking places.
2. A list of Pierce County Code sections presenting potential barriers to food service and drinking places adapting to anticipated new market demands, including but not limited to expanding indoor or outdoor dining capacity, providing greater curbside pick-up, and increased food delivery service.
3. A list of Pierce County fees associated with permitting a food service or drinking place.
4. Recommendations on any potential process improvements to expedite permitting for food service and drinking places.
This resolution passed the Council’s Economic and Infrastructure Development Committee unanimously this week and will go before the full Council on Tuesday, March 16 at 3:00pm.
What’s on your mind?
Please contact me with any concerns or ideas you have anytime. You can reach me by phone at 253-798-2222 or send me an email at [email protected].
Also, if you have a neighborhood group, service club, or other organization you’d like me to visit virtually so I can spend time listening to community concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Just send an email to [email protected].
All the best,