Taking a deeper look at some of our funding priorities
Last month I shared with you that Council adopted the 2022-2023 Biennial Budget. It was signed earlier this week by the Executive and takes effect Jan. 1, 2022.
This budget makes historic investments, including in infrastructure and funding innovative ways to increase affordable housing and address the homelessness crisis facing Pierce County.
Another first in the budget is targeted spending to address behavioral health needs through the newly adopted Behavioral Health and Therapeutic Courts sales tax. Over the biennium, nearly $27 million is available to expand behavioral health services.
I hope you’ll take a minute to review this 2022-2023 Biennial Budget Summary document, which highlights planned expenditures and demonstrates how we are using your money to improve the quality of life for all residents of Pierce County.