Countywide burn ban in Pierce County begins Thursday, July 12

Due to dry weather, both now and in forecasts, Pierce County’s Fire Marshal, in partnership with the Pierce County Fire Chiefs’ Association, has declared a countywide burn ban effective Thursday, July 12 at 8 a.m., until further notice.

Council Schedule Highlights Week of July 9th, 2018

Monday, JULY 9th, 2018

11:00am Monday Study Session

Dan Roach, Chair
Derek Young, Vice Chair
Connie Ladenburg
Jim McCune
Pam Roach

This meeting will be broadcast live and replayed on channel 22 (Comcast and Click! Network) and on channel 20 (Rainier Connect) Electronic meeting material can be accessed at archives are available at

Dependency Filings 
Presenters: Juvenile Court — TJ Bohl, Juvenile Court Administrator
Judge Leanderson, Juvenile Court Presiding Judge

July 8th Update

We are now less than a month away from the August 7th primary election and the campaign is in full swing. People will be getting ballots in the mail 19th and 20th, so it's critical that we contact as many voters as possible between now and then.

Families Belong Together

A few weeks ago at a Communities in Schools event we heard from children who have benefited from the program. One of them was an Iraqi teenager who also spoke for his younger brother and sister.

Listening to his story was both inspiring and gut-wrenching. His father, who was in the audience, made the decision to flee Iraq after his son’s school was blown up by a car bomb. The son was injured, but not all of his classmates survived. Unfortunately, they first sought refuge in Syria which was about to experience its own civil war. That sent them fleeing for safety once again, this time in Turkey before they were finally resettled in Tacoma.

Council Schedule Highlights Week of June 25th, 2018

Monday, JUNE 25th, 2017

11:00am Monday Study Session

Pacific Avenue Bus Rapid Transit Update, Pierce Transit

Last month Councilmembers Ladenburg, Richardson, staff, and myself toured Snohomish County’s Bus Rapid Transit line. We wanted to get a feel for the way it operated and how that might translate in the proposed project along Hwy 7 from Tacoma to Spanaway.

Re-Elect Derek Young, Pierce County Council