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2014 Annual Report
Executive McCarthy unveils sustainable, customer-focused 2016 budget
Pierce County to reduce water usage in response to drought
2016 Budget Proposal
Click the link to read Executive McCarthy's comments to the County Council. Highlights from her 2016 Budget Proposal include:
Finishing the county wastewater treatment facility
Improving permitting processes
Continuing the property clean-up program
Using “lean” continuous improvement practices to eliminate waste in county government
Pre-trial services to help reduce jail costs, keep communities safe and provide equal justice
Investments to support mental health services through district and juvenile courts
Resources to cover rising health care and pension costs;
Meeting the increased demand and use of County parks and recreational facilities and keeping them well-maintained.
2014 Annual Report
Highlights from the 2014 Annual Report include:
- Preparations for the 2015 U.S. Open
- Economic Growth
- Public Safety
- Financial Transparency
View the 2015 Budget
One of our most important tasks of the County is to develop, adopt, and implement a fiscally sustainable budget for accomplishing the goals of the County for the upcoming year. Our vision is to create "A livable Pierce County where people choose to live, work, and play.” The 2015 budget achieves this vision by providing resources to deliver essential customer-focused services that enhance our community.
New Customer Services Admin Building
Pierce County is developing a proposal to convert the former Human Services Campus site into a new building for the county’s general government services.
View the project
for more information.
I oversee the daily operations of Pierce County government and its 3,000 employees who provide services that build and maintain healthy communities.
We responded to the impact of the Great Recession by cutting millions in spending, combining departments and programs, closing inefficient buildings and reducing our energy usage by more than 10 percent, among other things.
Through strategic management decisions, we are still moving Pierce County forward. We have preserved farmland and open space, saved Sprinker Recreation Center’s ice rink, opened new parks and alleviated traffic congestion by widening and improving roads and intersections.
We are working on initiatives to create more aerospace jobs, address growth issues around Joint Base Lewis-McChord, build a better 911 communications system and host an outstanding U.S. Open at Chambers Bay in 2015.
I hope you find helpful information about Pierce County on this site. Please contact me if you have questions or comments.
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