County Charter Change to Prosecutor’s Office?

Editorial – Marianne Lincoln The Pierce County Council is making Charter changes again. This time they are looking at the Prosecutor’s Office, to make it non-partisan. No one seeking political office is truly non-partisan. All a voter has to do is look up a candidate’s political donations and see who is giving them money. The…

Citizens – Arm Yourself

The best citizens in a democracy are those who know what is happening around them. Here are links to legislation that is proposed and actions being taken… Pierce County Council Washington Legislature Congress    

Special Candidate Filing Period – July 10, 11, and 12, 2017

[Editor: People needed to step up…] From the Pierce County Auditor A special filing period will he held July 10 – 12, 2017 as no candidate filings were received during the regular filing period for the following offices: City of Roy – Mayor, Council Positions 1, 3, & 4 Dieringer School District No. 343 –…

Pierce County Elections changes ballot system

PIERCE COUNTY — Aftera year-long search and selection process, the Pierce County Auditor’s Office has purchased a new election system.  The purchase of the Clear Ballot system is Pierce County’s first major investment in a new tabulation system in over 20 years. The purchase was fully funded with a restricted election replacement account authorized by…

Annexation to a city WITHOUT a vote proposed by local legislators – updated

UPDATE: I attended the hearings and spoke on both HB1683 and HB1681. Apparently the provision to do an interlocal agreement has been in the law for some time. But they are broadening the application. Further discussion with Randy Lewis, Tacoma’s Lobbyist is currently they are focusing on the little areas that are still unincorporated that…

Vacancies need candidates

A special three-day candidate filing period will be held July 22, 23 and 24, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. State law requires a reopening of the filing period when no one files for a position during the regular filing period. Declarations of Candidacy will be accepted for the following offices: City of Roy…

Franklin Pierce Citizen’s Committee crafts bond proposal to school board

By Marianne Lincoln On May 7, the ad hoc committee studying the Franklin Pierce School District facilities needs finalized a list of ranked needs to present to the school board. In a crafted proposal they will present at the next board meeting, they proposed many capital projects greatly needed in the district. The proposal is…

Candidates sought for Pierce County Charter Review Commission

PIERCE COUNTY — At least every 10 years since it was first adopted in 1981, the Pierce County Council is required to call for a Charter Review Commission to examine the effectiveness of the county’s governing document. In accordance with Resolution 2015-14, Pierce County voters will elect a Charter Review Commission this fall that will…

2014 General Election Certification and Recount

The 2014 General Election was certified by the Pierce County Canvassing Board today, bringing the election to a close. Results are available on the Pierce County Elections website (www.piercecountyelections.org). The Canvassing Board has ordered a recount for one race. Pierce County Council District 7 is separated by just 93 votes or .00224, requiring a manual…

Did you get your ballot in? …we knew that.

PIERCE COUNTY, WA — As the election gets down to the wire, local committees have ramped up Get Out The Vote campaigns. As a result, voters want answers from the Pierce County Auditor’s Office about how their personal information is made public. Campaign volunteers make phone calls and knock on doors, encouraging voters to return…

South County Chamber hosting Candidates Forum

South County Connections 3rd Wednesday of the Month Provides those doing business in Frederickson, Parkland and Spanaway with the opportunity to receive the benefit of an educational topic and community updates. Candidates Forum Know your Candidates at the September 17th South County Connections! Candidates will be featured in this candidates forum, answering questions and sharing their thoughts….