Pierce County Council

COVID-19 Operational Changes of the Office of the Pierce County Council due to Stay Home – Stay Safe Order
Due to Governor 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 will only conduct necessary County Council meetings at this time and only consider essential matters, in accordance with the governor’s proclamations.


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. 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 125,000 people and is elected four year terms.

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Dave Morell
District 1
Pam Roach
District 2

Jim McCune
District 3


District 4


District 5


District 6 
Derek Young
District 7
Executive Pro-Tem

Emergency Resolution 2020-43
In an effort to develop an action plan to prevent and reduce inequality and injustice, the  @PierceC Opens in new windowIn an effort to develop an action plan to prevent and reduce inequality and injustice, the Council passed an emergency resolution to launch a review of the practices and policies of the County’s justice services. You can read the resolution here
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Pierce County is now in Phase 2 of Safe Start order

Activities allowed under Phase 2, with certain restrictions, include restaurants at 50% capacity, in-store retail at 30% capacity and the re-opening of salons, barbers and other personal grooming services. The County is expected to remain in Phase 2 for at least three weeks and can apply to move to the next phase when prescribed COVID-19 targets have been achieved.

Learn more about Safe Start Pierce County
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COVID-19 Impacts

The public is always encouraged and welcome to participate in the public process of the County Council. In-person attendance by members of the public at meetings of the Pierce County Council is NOT permitted at this time. Public participation must be done remotely. Remote attendance and participation is available as Council meetings are live broadcasted on Comcast 22; Click 22/522 HD and Rainier Connect 20/513 and can be watched live here.

Remote public participation in Citizen’s Forum and public testimony on ordinances and resolutions on the regular Council Meeting (Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m.) Agenda is provided by using Zoom by calling 253.215.8782 (Webinar ID 976-6178-7423).  The Council also accepts public comment on all proposals before it takes actions at the meeting. Information to participate in other meetings is available at the top of each meeting agenda.

For the latest information on COVID-19 in Pierce County visit www.tpchd.org/coronavirus.

COVID-19 Resources for Pierce County businesses and residents

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  1. Pierce County Council votes to allocate $158 million in CARES Act funding

    The County Council voted today on Emergency Resolution R2020-35 and Emergency Ordinance 2020-60 setting funding priorities for strategic recovery with nearly $158 million of federal CARES Act funding to support the region as it recovers the pandemic. Read on...
  2. Council approves emergency ordinances to support small businesses and food banks

    Building on the COVID-19 Emergency Small Business Relief Loan Program the Council previously created, councilmembers passed an emergency ordinance that expands the program’s funding by $3 million. Read on...
  3. Sheriff Paul Pastor withdraws his planned retirement

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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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