Pierce County Talks- Meet Our Newest Councilmembers
Grab a cup of coffee and join us as we meet the newest Pierce County Councilmembers Dave Morell and Marty Campbell. We cover their hobbies, their top priorities and some funny stories as they navigate the first few months on the job.
Rules and Operations Committee happening a 10 a.m., all other Council meetings canceled for Feb. 4
The Rules and Operations Committee will be taking place at 10 a.m.Due to inclement weather Monday Study Session and the Community Development Committee meeting have been canceled. For current Council meeting information go to www.piercecountywa.gov/council.
Council passes legislative priorities addressing State’s closure of civil commitment beds
The Pierce County Council adopted Resolution 2019-2, 2019 legislative priorities to address the closure of civil commitment beds at Western State Hospital as recommended by the Pierce County Western State Hospital Task Force (PC Task Force). Priorities focus on community-based facilities, community-based treatment, behavioral health facilities, housing and workforce development, training and retention.
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.