Pierce County Council

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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.

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Dave Morell
District 1

Hans Zeiger
District 2


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Amy Cruver
District 3


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Ryan Mello
District 4

Marty Campbell
District 5

Jani Hitchen
District 6 
Derek Young
District 7
  1. Sustainability 2030 Plan update before Council

    At a 1:30 p.m. special meeting Feb. 17, 2021 the Community Development Committee will begin its review of the Pierce County Sustainability 2030 plan. Read on...
  2. How CARES Act monies helped Pierce County businesses

    Council's Economic & Infrastructure Development Committee heard from Economic Development Jan. 26, 2021 how the county provided vital supplies and funding to Pierce County businesses in 2020 to help them continue to operate and stay open. Read on...
  3. Pierce County Council elects 2021 leadership, welcomes new members

    Councilmember Derek Young will serve as Council Chairman, Councilmember Dave Morell will continue as Vice Chairman and Councilmember Marty Campbell will serve as Executive Pro Tem. Read on...
  4. Pierce County Council Swearing-In Ceremonies

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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. 

Items before Council:

Monday (March 1)

10 a.m.: Rules and Operations committee meeting to review agendas for March 8-12, 2021, the March 9, 2021 meeting agenda, review of two ordinances, 2021-11 and 2021-12 which ratify agreements to extend existing labor agreements and amends the county salary classification plan, and ordinance 2021-13, which ratifies an existing labor agreement to incorporate a new bargaining unit. Join via Zoom.

 

11 a.m.: Study Session to review upcoming meeting agendas and discuss a COVID-19 Memorial Day proclamation. Join via Zoom.

1:30 p.m.: Community Development Committee meeting to continue review of the proposed Sustainability 2030: Pierce County’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan and review ordinance 2021-14 to amend Pierce County Code to amend the Parks and Recreation Citizens’ Advisory Board composition and meetings, rules and records and functions. Join via Zoom.

 


Tuesday (March 2)

 

9:30 a.m.: Human Services Committee meeting will hear a presentation on the Steven A. Cohen Military Families Clinic and Behavioral Health Care by Clinic Director Dr. Nichole Ayres. Join via Zoom.

 

12 p.m.: Study Session to review the day’s agenda, reports from external boards and commissions and a proclamation recognizing Pierce County volunteers. Council will enter an executive session pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(i). Join via Zoom.

 

3 p.m.: Regular meeting. There are eight items before Council for final consideration, including four appointments to citizen boards. Council will also read a joint proclamation remembering Billy Frank Jr. for his work protecting tribal fishing rights and salmon ecosystems throughout Puget Sound, and review a right-of-way vacation in Council District 3 and an ordinance canceling certain uncollectable personal property taxes. View the complete list of items for final consideration. Join via Zoom.

 


Wednesday (March 3)

1 p.m.: Special Study Session to review Council Rules of Procedure and the County Charter. Join via Zoom.


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COVID-19 news and information


Feb. 1 Pierce County moved to Phase 2 of the state's Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery plan

Learn more about what's open in Phase 2.

 

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

  Notice: 
COVID-19 Operational Changes of the Office of the Pierce County Council
The Office of the Pierce County Council is 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.

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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