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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Metro Parks plans treatment to curb algae blooms at Wapato Lake

Metro Parks Logo.jpg Metro Parks Tacoma plans to treat Wapato Lake later this spring to reduce public exposure to toxic algae. The blue-green algae blooms can be harmful to people and pets, which has prompted frequent health warnings when weather is warmer. The public is inv...Read on...
Posted on: March 2, 2017

March 4 Our Health Care

Congressman Denny Heck would like to invite you to March 4 Our Health Care. Please join neighbors, nurses, patients, and Rep. Heck for this community gathering about health care changes being debated in Congress.   When: Saturday, March 4 at 10am...Read on...
Posted on: December 15, 2016

Pierce County Talks about the 2017 Pierce County Budget

The 2017 Pierce County Budget is now official.

Funding for public safety and court services takes priority in Pierce County's 2017 budget. Find out what your tax dollars will pay for, including more sheriff deputies.

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

Council defeats Behavioral Health ordinance

Last night, the Pierce County Council had an opportunity to support the most vulnerable in our community. Instead, the Council chose to defeat Ordinance 2016-57s, the one tenth of one percent for behavioral health. The ordinance would have collected an es...Read on...

Posted on: December 14, 2016

Connies Council Corner: What Now?

I was asked to write something on the election and its effects on the County. It is no surprise to anyone that I am a Democrat. There were some disappointments on Nov. 8 and yes, some of us are experiencing what I can only describe as grieving.

However...Read on...

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

Connies Council Corner

I know that Thanksgiving is over so you may think this is a little late. But I think that giving thanks should be something that we do always. So here goes…

Before Thanksgiving I asked the people in our County Council office what they are thankful for....Read on...

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Posted on: September 12, 2016

Public invited to weigh in on proposed County firework restrictions

Pierce County Councilmember Connie Ladenburg is encouraging the public to speak at the County Council on a proposed ordinance that restricts fireworks in Pierce County.

County Ordinance 2016-39 would amend Pierce County Code limiting the sale and disch...Read on...

Posted on: September 12, 2016

Connie’s Council Corner: Do jails for kids work?

July 28, 2016

One of the areas of responsibility for Pierce County government is our Juvenile Court system. Services for juveniles throughout the County, including those within our cities, who commit crime or who have been abused, neglected or abandone...Read on...

Posted on: September 12, 2016

Opportunity to serve on the Conservation Futures and Open Space Citizens’ Advisory Board

The Conservation Futures and Open Space Citizens’ Advisory Board (CAB) is looking to fill three vacancies on the board for Pierce County Districts 1, 4 and 5. Individuals must live in the district they are representing and is a fou...Read on...