Sheriff, Auditor and Prosecutor office charter amendments are critical changes, but are they a good idea?

The Pierce County Council voted Tuesday to place before the voters of Pierce County changes to the Charter to make the Auditor and Sheriff appointed by the County Executive. Several other changes also take decision making out of the hand of the voters.

Since these will be on the ballot, the Pierce Prairie Post can only inform you of this and you can draw your own conclusions.

2021-60UPDATE: POSTPONED INDEFINITELY
An Ordinance of the Pierce County Council Proposing Amendments to Section 3.55, “Auditor,” and Section 4.90, “Limitation on Terms of Office,” of the Pierce County Charter to Make the Auditor an Appointive Executive Department; Requesting the Auditor to Submit this Amendment to the Voters at the November 2021 General Election; and Requesting the Prosecuting Attorney to Draft an Appropriate Ballot Title.
2021-61UPDATE: FAILED to get 5 votes needed for a Charter Amendment
An Ordinance of the Pierce County Council Proposing Amendments to Section 3.70, “Sheriff,” and Section 4.90, “Limitation on Terms of Office,” of the Pierce County Charter to Make the Sheriff an Appointive Executive Department; Requesting the Auditor to Submit these Amendments to the Voters at the November 2021 General Election; and Requesting the Prosecuting Attorney to Draft an Appropriate Ballot Title.
2021-62UPDATE: Passed
An Ordinance of the Pierce County Council Amending Section 3.52.040 of the Pierce County Code, “Legal Holidays and Furlough,” to Recognize Juneteenth as a Legal Holiday for Pierce County Employees.
R2021-96UPDATE: Passed
A Resolution of the Pierce County Council Establishing the Agricultural Corridors Pilot Program; Defining the Geographic Area of the Pilot Program; Directing Certain Actions to Occur; and Requesting Information from the Planning and Public Works Department.
R2021-111UPDATE: POSPONED Indefinitely
A Resolution of the Pierce County Council Ratifying the Sale of Certain Tax Title Lands Commonly Referred to as the “Clean Care Property” and Consisting of Land and Improvements on Tax Parcels 0321352066, 0321352054, and 0321352050.
R2021-114sUPDATE: Passed
A Resolution of the Pierce County Council Ratifying the Revised Pierce County Airport Rules and Regulations.
R2021-119UPDATE: FINAL Consideration July 30, 2021
A Resolution of the Pierce County Council Relating to Charter Amendment No. 51 Which Would Make the Prosecuting Attorney a Nonpartisan Office; Creating a Committee to Prepare Arguments Advocating Voter Approval of Charter Amendment No. 51, Said Arguments to Be Included in the 2021 General Election Voters’ Pamphlet; Creating a Committee to Prepare Arguments Advocating Voter Rejection of Charter Amendment No. 51, Said Arguments to Be Included in the 2021 General Election Voters’ Pamphlet; and Appointing Members to the Newly Created Committees.
R2021-120 UPDATE: Passed
A Resolution of the Pierce County Council Identifying Street Lighting and Other Neighborhood Traffic Projects for Funding Pursuant to a Proviso to the 2020-2021 Pierce County Budget; and Requesting the County Engineer to Review and Authorize Said Projects.
R2021-126 UPDATE: Passed
A Resolution of the Pierce County Council Setting the Date of an Evening District No. 1 Council Meeting for Monday, August 2, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. at the Bonney Lake Food Bank, 24015 State Route 410, Buckley, Washington.
R2021-129 UPDATE: Passed
A Resolution of the Pierce County Council Declaring August as “National Immunization Month” in Pierce County, Washington.
R2021-130 UPDATE: POSPONED Indefinitely
A Resolution of the Pierce County Council Relating to Charter Amendment No. 52 Which Would Make the Auditor an Appointive Executive Department; Creating a Committee to Prepare Arguments Advocating Voter Approval of Charter Amendment No. 52, Said Arguments to Be Included in the 2021 General Election Voters’ Pamphlet; Creating a Committee to Prepare Arguments Advocating Voter Rejection of Charter Amendment No. 52, Said Arguments to Be Included in the 2021 General Election Voters’ Pamphlet; and Appointing Members to the Newly Created Committees.
R2021-131 UPDATE: POSPONED Indefinitely
A Resolution of the Pierce County Council Relating to Charter Amendment No. 53 Which Would Make the Sheriff an Appointive Executive Department; Creating a Committee to Prepare Arguments Advocating Voter Approval of Charter Amendment No. 53, Said Arguments to Be Included in the 2021 General Election Voters’ Pamphlet; Creating a Committee to Prepare Arguments Advocating Voter Rejection of Charter Amendment No. 53, Said Arguments to Be Included in the 2021 General Election Voters’ Pamphlet; and Appointing Members to the Newly Created Committees.

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