The study’s recommendations include advancing the county’s franchise process, updating County regulations to assist in the build‐out of broadband infrastructure, and developing a plan to expand broadband technology into the lesser‐served parts of the county.
The Economic Development and Infrastructure Committee received an update on the Canyon Road Regional Connection Project where stakeholders had unanimous agreement the project was essential for economic growth and well being of surrounding communities. See the whole presentation here starting on page 29. You can also visit the project page by clicking here.
Intent To Issue Bonds Passes At Council
Council passed R2019-66, which is Council’s intent to authorize the issuance of bonds for construction of the voter approved Public Safety Communications Center housing SS911. This is the first-step in a two-step process. Council will also have to pass an ordinance authorizing the issuance of the bonds.
The Council is the legislative branch of Pierce County government and is the policy-determining body of the County, as provided by the County Charter. The Council has all powers of the County not otherwise reserved to the people, the Executive, or general law.
The seven members are elected from each of seven contiguous and equally populated districts. Each county councilmember represents a district having a population of approximately 115,000 people (as of the 2010 Census) and is elected to a 4 year term.