Council passes legislative priorities addressing State’s closure of civil commitment beds
The Pierce County Council adopted Resolution 2019-2, 2019 legislative priorities to address the closure of civil commitment beds at Western State Hospital as recommended by the Pierce County Western State Hospital Task Force (PC Task Force). Priorities focus on community-based facilities, community-based treatment, behavioral health facilities, housing and workforce development, training and retention.
Council to establish Council Committees and Members
Today, the Pierce County Council will be establishing the Council's Standing Committees; Naming the Committee Memberships; and Setting Meeting Times for Standing Committee Meetings for 2019. Watch live at www.piercecountytv.com/live.
Chambers Creek Regional Park Master Site Plan update
The Pierce County Council passed in a 5-1 vote the Chambers Creek Regional Park Master Site Plan update 2017-42. To watch the meeting click here.
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.