Pierce County Council

COVID-19 Operational Changes of the Office of the Pierce County Council due to Stay Home – Stay Safe Order
Due to Gov. Jay Inslee’s Emergency Proclamations 20-25 and 20-28, the Office of the Pierce County Council is required to be closed to the public.  Our office can be contacted at 253-798-7777 or contact the appropriate staffThe Pierce County Council provides remote access and participation in its meetings. Learn how to get involved.
Dave Morell (Placeholder Image)
Dave Morell
District 1

Hans Zeiger
District 2

Amy Cruver
District 3


District 4


District 5


District 6 
Derek Young
District 7
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What's on the agenda?

Each week the Pierce County Council holds a series of meetings to discuss and review ordinances, motions and budgets to ensure county government operates in an efficient, transparent and cost-effective manner with equal access for all county residents. Members meet as a collective body every Tuesday at 3 p.m. 

Here are some of the items before Council:

Monday (Jan. 25)

10 a.m.: Rules and Operations committee meeting to review the agenda for Feb. 1-5, 2021 and the Feb. 2, 2021 meeting agenda.

11 a.m.: Study Session to review agendas for the week and potential administrative items.

1:30 p.m.: Public Safety Committee will hear an update from Pierce County Superior Court on creating three new positions: Superior Court Judge, Legal Assistant, and Court Reporter and receive an introduction of Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer who will provide an update on the purchase and deployment of dash and body cameras.

Tuesday (Jan. 26)

9:30 a.m.: Economic and Infrastructure Development committee will hear from Economic Development Director Betty Capestany about the CARES Act economic stabilization and recovery programs; review proposal 2020-140, a franchise for petroleum products lines; review proposal 2020-141 right-of-way vacation for Buckley-Lake Tapps Highway East; review proposal 2020-142 Minter Bay Shellfish Protection District; proposal 2020-143 surface water management service charge; and proposal R2021-3, deep and/or fast flowing floodways.

12 p.m.: Study Session to review the day’s agenda, hear reports from external boards and commissions. 

3 p.m.: Regular meeting. Items before Council for final consideration include:

  • R2021-2 A resolution removing the density calculation formula from the Council-initiated amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and requesting the Department of Planning and Public Works to provide a full refund of application fees. 

Thursday and Friday (Jan. 28-29)

9:30 a.m.: Special Study Session Council Retreat. Attend virtually with Zoom webinar ID: 960-9451-4770.

  1. Covid-19 Information
  2. Key Reports
  3. Get Connected

CARES Act funds for business and residents

Visit the Pierce County Economic Development CARES Act Relief website to see whether your business is eligible for assistance.

Pierce County Human Services has information on available programs for residents including rental and mortgage assistance, child care vouchers, veterans programs, homeless resources and more. 

Pierce County is in Phase 2 of state's Safe Start plan

Learn more about Safe Start Pierce County

For the latest public health information about COVID-19 in Pierce County visit the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.


About the Council

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. Members are elected from seven contiguous and equally populated districts. Each county councilmember represents a district having a population of approximately 125,000 people and is elected to four year terms.

Pierce County Council

930 Tacoma Avenue South Room 1046
Tacoma Wa 98402 

Contact Us

Phone: (253) 798-7777
Toll Free: (800) 992-2456
Fax: (253) 798-7509
Email: pccouncil@piercecountywa.gov

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