Pierce County Council approves accessing state dollars
Council voted 5-1 on Ordinance 2019-57s, which authorizes the County to collect a portion of the state’s sales and use tax for investments in affordable and supportive housing. There will be no increase to the sales and use tax for the consumer.
The Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) is currently taking public comment on the Draft Vision 2050 Plan. Vision 2050 is a long-range plan for how and where the region's growth will occur. The Pierce County Council encourages residents of Pierce County to comment online or at an open house as the final Vision 2050 Plan will have an impact on how growth will occur in Pierce County! Visit the Vision 2050 Plan site for more information.
Bonds to be issued for construction of new South Sound 911 Communications Center
The Pierce County Council authorized issuance of limited tax general obligation bonds sufficient to generate $65,000,000, for the construction of the South Sound 911 Public Safety Communications Center at 3580 Pacific Ave. Ordinance 2019-46, which authorizes the bond issuance, passed with a 5-0 Council vote. Read more...
2019 Strategic Priorities
Council establishes and operates utilizing a standing committee structure. County Council priorities in 2019 were developed at retreats of the standing committees and then presented to the Council for 2019.
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.