County Council poised for final consideration of 2015 budget

After meeting late into the evening Wednesday, Nov. 13, members of the Pierce County Council are close to agreement on provisions in the 2015 county operating budget.

“We laid the groundwork over the past several weeks and much of that culminated with this past council meeting,” said Council Chair Dan Roach, who represents the 1st Council District. “Throughout this process, we’ve been listening to the public and I’m confident the final budget will adequately reflect their needs and concerns.”

County department managers have spent the past several weeks providing input to the Council regarding anticipated 2015 priorities. Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy first proposed a 2015 budget in accordance with the county charter on Oct. 22

The public will get its final chance to provide input into budget negotiations at the next council meeting on Monday, Nov. 17. It will take place at 3 p.m. in the council chambers on the 10th floor of the County-City Building in downtown Tacoma. The meeting will be aired live on Pierce County TV’s channel and website.

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