Council Approves Chambers Bay Resort Ground Lease Agreement
After months of public testimony, discussion and negotiation, the Pierce County Council voted 6-1 to approve Ordinance 2019-10s, the Chambers Bay Resort Ground Lease Agreement, as amended. The ordinance will now be sent to Executive Dammeier for signature and implementation. Any future modification or amendment to the lease must receive authorization of the County Council.
The Council participated in Take Your Child To Work Day with 30 kids plus grandparents, parents and aunts/uncles with a Mock Council meeting. During the "meeting" a vote was taken against a Mock Resolution (3-1), demonstrating the value of “government for the people, by the people," regardless of age. Both parents and children testified as part of the hearing process. Each child received a certificate of participation signed by Chair Richardson.
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.