County Proposing to Suspend Centers and Corridors Revisions

PIERCE COUNTY – The Pierce County Council is backing off the Centers and Corridors Proposal. A Special Rules and Operations Committee and final Council hearings on Proposal No. R2020-6 will be held January 21 in committee and January 28 in front of the full Council for a final vote. R2020-6 is a Resolution of the…

Life Decisions, preparing for the worst

Five Wishes: Personal, Medical, Emotional, Familial, Spiritual Life is fragile and the unexpected can happen any day.  One only has to read the daily newspaper or tune into the news to see that.  When it comes to health care, preparing for the unexpected is more than important regardless of age – it’s essential.  “Five Wishes”…

Community Plan Updates Jan. 7 & 9

PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA January 7, 2020, 1:00 p.m. January 9, 2020, 1:00 p.m. Pierce County Annex – Public Hearing Room 2401 South 35th Street, Tacoma STUDY SESSION Community Plan Updates January 7, 2020, 1:00 p.m. FOCUS: The Pierce County Planning Commission will review information about a concept that would allow the proposed Centers and Corridors…

Pierce County Council Study Session Scheduled

Adoption Draft of 2020 Pierce County Parks, Recreation & Open Space Plan The Pierce County Council will consider adoption of the PROS Plan (Pierce County Parks, Recreation & Open Space Plan) in early 2020. A study session with the Community Development Committee has been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Monday, January 6, 2020, at the…

Pierce County Planning and Public Works upcoming fee changes

Pierce County Planning and Public Works has upcoming fee changes: January 2020 Fee Changes Apply by December 31, 2019 to avoid these fee increases: Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department Fees –2020-2021 Fee Schedule Most on-site sewage program fees will increase. New fees added related to design review, pre-development meetings and expedited record drawing reviews. Most drinking…

Planning Commission adds meetings on community plan updates

PIERCE COUNTY — The Pierce County Planning Commission has scheduled eight additional meetings on the Frederickson, Mid-County, Parkland-Spanaway-Midland and South Hill community plan updates in early 2020. The commission is scheduled to makes its final recommendations on the updates in March. Community plans provide direction on how growth and development will occur. The plans address topics…

Crisis Recovery Center Groundbreaking Nov. 6

PIERCE COUNTY, WA — Join us as we take a big step closer to bringing a much needed behavioral health service to our community, the groundbreaking for the new Pierce County Crisis Recovery Center. Featured speakers include Executive Bruce Dammeier, Sheriff Paul Pastor, Senator Steve O’Ban and others.  DATE: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, 11:00 a.m. LOCATION:…

Dogs’ day out at Spanaway Park, Oct. 19

PIERCE COUNTY PARKS — Everyone is invited to a tail-waggin’ good time at the Woof Woof Walk from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 19 at Spanaway Park, located at 14905 Bresemann Blvd. S. in Spanaway. This annual event, which benefits Pierce County Parks youth programs, draws animal lovers from all over to share,…

County Council launching biennial budget process

The Pierce County Council has begun the process for consideration, review and approval of the 2020-21 biennial budget. The Council will be holding a series of budget retreats and Committee of the Whole (COW) meetings to review the proposed budget and department budget presentations.  The schedule is as follows: Council Budget Retreats: Wednesday, Oct. 2…

Oct. 1 County Council 6pm in Summit

In-district Council meeting to focus on community engagement The Pierce County Council will hold an in-district Council meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 1, at the Mid-County Community Center, 10205 44th Ave. E. in Tacoma. This in-district meeting will be chaired by Councilmember Marty Campbell, District 5 and will focus on community engagement. Each member of…

Parks, Recreation & Open Space plan input sought

PIERCE COUNTY — You are invited to learn about updates to the Pierce County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan through an online open house. The Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan is updated about every six years. The plan provides the long-term plan for parks, trails, open space, and recreation programs offered by Pierce County….