Are you ready to become Tacoma now?

There have been several recent hearings held by Pierce County on something being called Vision 2030.

Fairly unknown, but potent part of that vision being crafted by the Puget Sound Regional Council – a board made up of elected officials, but not elected as a body – is a requirement to end the proliferation of unincorporated urban areas.

Let me translate: Annexation or Incorporation, no more dense unincorporated areas. South Hill, Spanaway, Parkland, Frederickson and even McKenna fall into this category. Who will you become?

Now the County Council has an additional item coming on the agenda soon. Read this and put on your thinking caps. What do we do next? Are we really to belive this is only about little unincorporated places between existing cities?

Annexation Policies

This is notice of Community Development Committee and final Council hearings on Proposal No. 2014-17. An Ordinance of the Pierce County Council Acknowledging its Approval of a Proposed Amendment to Incorporate Annexation Policies in the Pierce County Countywide Planning Policies as Recommended by the Pierce County Regional Council; Authorizing the Pierce County Executive to Execute Interlocal Agreements with the Cities and Towns of Pierce County to Ratify the Proposed Amendments; Amending Chapter 19D.240 of the Pierce County Code, “Pierce County Countywide Planning Policies,” Upon Ratification; and Adopting Findings of Fact. The Final Council hearing on this proposal is set for June 24, 2014 at 3:00 pm. The final Council hearing will be held in Room 1045, County-City Building, 930 Tacoma Ave S, in Tacoma. The Community Development Committee hearing is set for June 16, 2014 at 1:30 pm. Use the following link for the weekly Council Meeting Schedule, which includes the Committee hearing agenda, location and time: http://www.co.pierce.wa.us/Archive.aspx?AMID=193 Use the following link for Proposal information, including hearing dates and related documents: http://online.co.pierce.wa.us/cfapps/council/iview/proposal.cfm?proposal_num=2014-17

Centers of Local Importance

This is notice of Community Development Committee and final Council hearings on Proposal No. 2014-48. An Ordinance of the Pierce County Council Amending Chapter 19D.240 of the Pierce County Code, “Pierce County Countywide Planning Policies,” to Reflect Amendments Ratified by the Pierce County Regional Council Regarding Criteria for Designating Centers of Local Importance; and Adopting Findings of Fact. The Final Council hearing on this proposal is set for Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 3:00 pm. The final Council hearing will be held in Room 1045, County-City Building, 930 Tacoma Ave S, in Tacoma. The Community Development Committee hearing is set for Monday, June 16, 2014 at 1:30 pm. Use the following link for the weekly Council Meeting Schedule, which includes the Committee hearing agenda, location and time: http://www.co.pierce.wa.us/Archive.aspx?AMID=193 Use the following link for Proposal information, including hearing dates and related documents: http://online.co.pierce.wa.us/cfapps/council/iview/proposal.cfm?proposal_num=2014-48

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