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Posted on: December 8, 2014

Pierce County seeks joint meeting with King County to pick legislative replacement

Members of the Pierce County Council want to meet with the King County Council so they can jointly decide who to appoint to the vacant 30th District seat in the state House of Representatives.

Pierce County Council... Read on...

Posted on: December 5, 2014

Council to hold final on-location meeting of 2014 at new Parkland/Spanaway Sheriff’s precinct

The Pierce County Council holds at least one of its regular Tuesday meetings in each of the seven council districts each year. The final stop on the 2014 tour will be at the new Parkland/Spanaway Sheriff’s precinct on Dec. 9... Read on...

Posted on: November 26, 2014

McDonald invites county residents to attend Council meeting in Puyallup

The Pierce County Council will hold its regular Tuesday meeting in Puyallup on Dec. 2. The meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. at Puyallup City Hall in the Williams Stoner Council Chambers (5th floor), 333 South Meridian in... Read on...

Posted on: November 18, 2014

Council boosts law enforcement, public safety with 2015 budget

After months of negotiation and discussion, members of the Pierce County Council voted unanimously Monday, Nov. 17 to adopt the county’s 2015 budget. The new budget takes effect Jan. 1 and, among other things, will devote... Read on...

Posted on: November 13, 2014

County Council nears approval of 2015 budget

After meeting late into the evening Wednesday, Nov. 13, members of the Pierce County Council are close to agreement on provisions in the 2015 county operating budget.

“We laid the groundwork over the past several weeks... Read on...

Posted on: October 27, 2014

Residents invited to attend Pierce County Council meeting on Fox Island

This week, the Pierce County Council will hold its regular Tuesday meeting on Fox Island in the 7th Council District. The county charter directs the... Read on...

Posted on: October 9, 2014

County Council sets 10 meetings for 2015 budget

The Pierce County Council has scheduled 10 public meetings as it considers spending priorities for the 2015 budget.

Council members will soon conclude a series of retreats at which they learned about the specifics of... Read on...

Posted on: October 9, 2014

Public invited to join County Council for Ashford meeting Oct. 14

The Pierce County Council will hold its regular Tuesday meeting in Ashford on Oct. 14 as part of an effort to reach out to county residents who may not otherwise be able to attend the weekly meetings in Tacoma. The Ashford... Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2014

Richardson invites county residents to attend Council meeting in Lakewood

In an effort to involve more citizens in government, the Pierce County Council will relocate its regular Tuesday meeting to Lakewood tomorrow evening. The meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. in Lakewood City Hall... Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2014

Councilmember Ladenburg joins municipal leaders in call for cleaner fuels

Pierce County Council Member Connie Ladenburg has joined over 60 municipal leaders, including Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland, in calling on Washington’s governor to soon implement a clean fuels standard. In an open letter... Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2014

Pierce County residents invited to informational U.S. Open meetings

Citizens who live in northwestern Pierce County will have two upcoming opportunities to learn more about the expected benefits and get an update on planning for next year’s U.S. Open golf tournament. The county will hold two... Read on...

Posted on: September 3, 2014

September named “Childhood Cancer Awareness Month” in Pierce County

Having a child diagnosed with cancer is arguably one of the most devastating things that can happen to a family. That’s why members of the Pierce County... Read on...

Posted on: August 20, 2014

Council approves increase in new sewer connection charge; no changes to current customer fees

Members of the Pierce County Council voted on Aug. 19 to increase the fees for connecting to the sanitary sewer system to help pay for the ongoing expansion of... Read on...

Posted on: August 5, 2014

Council proclaims Aug. 9 to be “Pierce County Early Learning Day”

In recognition of First 5 Fundamentals Family Fun Fair kick-off event, members of the Pierce County Council unanimously approved Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2014

New County Council proposal would bring parity to employee evaluations

Proposed Ordinance 2014-59, which will be considered by the County Council’s Rules and Operations Committee on... Read on...

Posted on: July 23, 2014

Council clarifies intent of ban on overnight tractor-trailer parking

The Pierce County Council voted Tuesday, July 22, to clarify that a new ordinance is intended to ban overnight parking by tractor-trailers, not other large vehicles.

Astute constituents realized that legislation approved... Read on...

Posted on: July 16, 2014

Pierce County Council approves restrictions on tractor-trailer parking

After removing a provision dealing with increased parking fines in general, members of the Pierce County Council voted 6-1 to restrict the parking of semi... Read on...

Posted on: July 9, 2014

U.S. Open update highlights County Council meeting in UP

2015 U.S. Open logo

More than 200 people attended the July 8, 2014 meeting of the Pierce County Council to hear an update on preparations for the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.

The meeting, held at the county's Environmental Services... Read on...

Posted on: July 3, 2014

County council renounces human trafficking, vows to help raise awareness

With a unanimous vote Tuesday, members of the Pierce County Council approved Read on...

Posted on: June 30, 2014

Your chance to learn about U.S. Open at County Council meeting in University Place July 8

Now that the 2014 U.S. Open in Pinehurst, N.C., has concluded, all eyes in the golf world are now turned to University Place’s Chamber Bay Golf Course. As part of its ongoing community outreach efforts, the Pierce County... Read on...

Posted on: June 24, 2014

County Council suspends district meetings on Shoreline Management Program

Members of the Pierce County Council have announced the postponement of a series of meetings around the county to hear from residents about the proposed Read on...

Posted on: June 6, 2014

Pierce County Council takes a road trip, brings government to the people

The 1,806 square miles that comprise Pierce County can make it daunting for residents to travel all the way to Tacoma to attend a regular meeting of the County Council, so council members are holding a series of regular... Read on...

Posted on: May 14, 2014

Pierce County Council says “thanks” to those called for jury duty

The Pierce County Council has designated the week of May 19-23 as “Juror Appreciation Week.”

Resolution... Read on...

Posted on: May 7, 2014

Pierce County Council suspends truck traffic on aging Milroy Bridge

By a unanimous vote Tuesday, members of the Pierce County Council implemented new restrictions on vehicle traffic over the Milroy Bridge connecting the... Read on...

Posted on: April 28, 2014

Councilman Rick Talbert to take brief leave for cancer treatment

Pierce County Councilman Rick Talbert will take a brief leave of absence for surgery to remove a cancerous growth on his kidney. He will undergo surgery May 5, and is expected to make a full recovery and return to work at... Read on...

Posted on: April 24, 2014

County proclaims April 26 as Domestic Violence Awareness Day

Calling it a crime with consequences that devastate communities, members of the Pierce County Council adopted a joint resolution designating April 26, 2014,... Read on...

Posted on: April 15, 2014

Floodwater protection measures coming for residents of Midland

Pierce County’s Flood Control Zone District – a special-purpose district represented by all seven members of the Read on...

Posted on: April 9, 2014

McDonald leads county in recognizing Pierce County READS program

Members of the Pierce County Council adopted a joint resolution yesterday that draws attention to the largest community reading event around. Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2014

Council meetings near Lake Tapps, Parkland and Gig Harbor seek input on shoreline regulations

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was updated April 2 to reflect the Council's decision to delay final action and hold more public hearings in the summer.

The Pierce County Council seeks public input as it prepares... Read on...

Posted on: February 26, 2014

County Council toughens rules for addressing blighted properties

The Pierce County Council has voted to toughen the rules for abandoned or blighted properties in unincorporated areas in an effort to protect neighborhoods.

The Council voted 7-0 on Tuesday, Feb. 25, to close gaps in the... Read on...

Posted on: February 11, 2014

Pierce Transit Board selects Rick Talbert as chairman

At its regular meeting on February 10, 2014, Pierce Transit’s Board of Commissioners elected Rick Talbert as its Chair, effective March 1, 2014.

Talbert replaces Marilyn Strickland, whose second one-year term as Chair... Read on...

Posted on: January 17, 2014

Councils appoint Jesse Young, Graham Hunt to House seats

Meeting in two joint sessions in one day, the Pierce County Council teamed up with officials from neighboring counties to appoint Jesse Young and Graham Hunt to vacant positions in the Washington State House of... Read on...

Posted on: January 14, 2014

County Council elects Dan Roach as chair

The Pierce County Council voted Tuesday, Jan. 14, to elect Councilmember Dan Roach as chairman for 2014.

"This is a great honor and responsibility, and I appreciate the opportunity to serve," said Roach, who is... Read on...

Posted on: December 19, 2013

New levee will protect people, help salmon

Construction begins Thursday on a $16 million project that will reduce the risk of floods throughout the Puyallup River valley, create new habitat for salmon and produce more than 230 local jobs.

Federal, state and local... Read on...

Posted on: November 27, 2013

County Council's Dec. 4 meeting to be held in Parkland

Next week's regular meeting of the Pierce County Council will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at a fire station in Parkland.

The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. at Central Pierce Fire & Rescue Station 61, located at 100 S.... Read on...

Posted on: November 22, 2013

Pierce County buys land for Foothills Trail expansion

Pierce County took another step toward completing the popular Foothills Trail with the purchase this week of commercial land near South Prairie.

The county bought approximately 59,000 square feet of the South Prairie RV... Read on...

Posted on: July 31, 2013

County Council to consider protecting shooting ranges during Aug. 13 meeting in Orting

The Pierce County Council is scheduled to consider an ordinance that protects shooting ranges from noise and nuisance actions during an Aug. 13 meeting in Orting.

The Council, which normally meets Tuesdays in its chambers... Read on...

Posted on: July 9, 2013

Verizon Foundation awards grant for Family Justice Center services

The Verizon Foundation has awarded $6,433 to the Family Justice Center Foundation Fund with the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation to fund... Read on...

Posted on: July 3, 2013

PCTV airs U.S. Open presentation to County Council

PCTV video

If you missed last week’s U.S. Open presentation to the Pierce County Council, it can be viewed at various times on PCTV and online any time. ... Read on...

Posted on: July 2, 2013

County Council blocks pot industry until rules are ready

The Pierce County Council unanimously voted Tuesday, July 2, to delay the start of the marijuana market until state licensing rules are set and the county adopts permanent zoning regulations.

Last fall, Washington state... Read on...

Posted on: July 2, 2013

County Council appoints McCann, Muri to vacant seats

The Pierce County Council filled two key vacancies in the community on Tuesday, July 2.

First, the Council voted 7-0 to appoint Kevin McCann as a judge on the Pierce County District Court bench. McCann, who has served the... Read on...

Posted on: May 30, 2013

Advisory: Process for filling vacant Senate seat

The process for appointing someone to the vacant 28th District Senate seat is governed by Article II, Section 15 of the Washington State Constitution.

· Since Sen. Mike Carrell was a Republican, the County Central... Read on...

Posted on: May 17, 2013

Flemming, Figueroa elected to leadership of Rainier Communications Commission

Pierce County Councilmember Stan Flemming and University Place City Councilmember Javier Figueroa have been elected to leadership positions with the Rainier Communications Commission, which advises local jurisdictions on... Read on...

Posted on: May 17, 2013

Celebrate completion of 112th Street East projects on May 29

Pierce County residents are invited to celebrate the completion of a series of projects along the 112th Street East corridor from 18th Avenue East to 86th Avenue East with a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 29.

The ceremony... Read on...

Posted on: April 25, 2013

Council schedules in-district meetings in 3 communities

The Pierce County Council will hold upcoming meetings in Graham, North Tacoma and Parkland as part of its practice of taking government on the road.

The Council, which normally meets Tuesdays in its chambers in the... Read on...

Posted on: February 15, 2013

Celebrate completion of Key Center crosswalk Feb. 27

Pierce County residents are invited to celebrate the completion of a new crosswalk in Key Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. Feb. 27 at the Key Center Fire Station No. 46, 8911 Key Peninsula Highway KPN... Read on...

Posted on: January 15, 2013

4 County Council members start terms

The Pierce County Council opened its 2013 work on Tuesday, Jan. 15, by welcoming the return of one member and adding three new faces.

Joyce McDonald (District 2) took the oath of office after winning a second four-year... Read on...

Posted on: November 30, 2012

Council to hold Dec. 4 meeting in Northeast Tacoma

The Pierce County Council will hold its Dec. 4 regular meeting in the Northeast Tacoma area as part of its practice of taking government on the road.

The Council, which normally meets Tuesdays in its chambers in the... Read on...

Posted on: November 26, 2012

Council to hold Nov. 27 meeting in Summit/Midland

The Pierce County Council will hold its Nov. 27 regular meeting in the Summit/Midland area as part of its practice of taking government on the road.

The Council, which normally meets Tuesdays in its chambers in the... Read on...

Posted on: November 14, 2012

County Council adopts responsible, balanced budget for 2013

The Pierce County Council voted Tuesday, Nov. 13, to adopt a "responsible and fiscally sound" budget for 2013 that reduces general-government spending.

The budget, approved on a 7-0 vote, did not include a... Read on...

Posted on: November 7, 2012

Council ready to approve 2013 budget on Nov. 13

The Pierce County Council is set to approve a 2013 budget that trims spending while protecting core public safety services.

In public meetings on Nov. 5-6, the Council voted to make a number of adjustments to the budget... Read on...

Posted on: October 16, 2012

County Council sets hearings for 2013 budget

Monday Oct 15 2012 12:51 PM

The Pierce County Council will hold at least eight public hearings over the next two weeks to ask questions and discuss key spending areas before it adopts a 2013 budget.

The Council will... Read on...

Posted on: April 20, 2012

Council schedules district meetings in 3 communities

Friday Apr 20 2012 9:37 AM

The Pierce County Council will hold upcoming meetings in Lakebay, Puyallup and Spanaway as part of its practice of taking government on the road.

The Council, which normally meets Tuesdays in... Read on...

Posted on: April 4, 2012

Daffodil Festival royalty visits County Council

Wednesday Apr 04 2012 2:54 PM

Members of the Daffodil Festival's 2012 royal court visited the Pierce County Council yesterday to mark the 79th year that the festival has heralded the coming of spring to Pierce County... Read on...

Posted on: April 3, 2012

County adopts strategy to prevent catastrophic flooding

The Pierce County Council voted Tuesday, April 3, to create a flood district that protects lives, homes, businesses and the entire regional economy from a catastrophic loss.

On a 5-2 vote, the Council approved the... Read on...

Posted on: March 28, 2012

Report highlights performance audit findings

The Pierce County Performance Audit Committee has released its 2011 Annual Report, which focuses on Juvenile Court, the Criminal Justice Dashboard, Human Resources and natural resource lands management.

"Performance... Read on...

Posted on: March 14, 2012

Councilman Roach schedules 2 Town Hall meetings

Wednesday Mar 14 2012 2:45 PM

Pierce County Councilman Dan Roach will hold two Town Hall meetings this month to discuss the proposed Flood Control Zone District and other local topics of interest.

The District 1... Read on...

Posted on: February 29, 2012

County Council to meet in Frederickson

Wednesday Feb 29 2012 10:43 AM

The Pierce County Council will hold its March 6 meeting in Frederickson.

The Council, which normally meets Tuesdays in its chambers in the County-City Building in downtown Tacoma, holds... Read on...

Posted on: February 14, 2012

Council endorses E-Verify; opposes state legislation

Tuesday Feb 14 2012 3:37 PM

The Pierce County Council is sending a message to the Washington Legislature: Don't take away the county's ability to protect local jobs for legal residents, said Councilmember Dick Muri... Read on...

Posted on: January 10, 2012

Council selects McDonald as new chair; Talbert tabbed as vice chair

Pierce County Councilmembers voted Tuesday, Jan. 10 to select veteran lawmaker Joyce McDonald (District 2) as Council Chair for 2012.

In a demonstration of bipartisan cooperation, the Republican-led Council also selected... Read on...