Council Schedule Highlights Week of May 28th, 2018


Short week due to observance of Memorial Day. There also is typically no committee calendar for the last week of the month.

Monday, MAY 28th, 2018


Tuesday, MAY 15th, 2018

3:00pm Council Meeting

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 Video archives are available at

Proposal No. R2018–58, Surplus Real Property A Resolution of the Pierce County Council Ratifying the Sale of Certain County Owned Surplus Real Property Located at 3561 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington (Commonly Referred to as the “3561 Pacific Property”).

Sponsored by: Councilmembers Rick Talbert and Douglas G. Richardson

This is a fairly significant property sale located in East Tacoma near the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. Previously the plan was to use it for parking for the General Services Building.

We have a number of property sales that will be taking place soon and my hope is to redeploy those proceeds to fund the huge amount of deferred maintenance and capital needs the County has piled up.

Proposal No. R2018–66, Flood Risk and Damaged Properties — Authorizing Acquisition A Resolution of the Pierce County Council Related to the Storm Drainage and Surface Water Management Utility; Finding that the Planning and Public Works Department has Complied with Provisions of the 2018 Budget; Authorizing Acquisition of Certain Flood Risk and Damaged Properties Located Along the Lower Puyallup River, Clear Creek, and Carbon River.

Sponsored by: Councilmembers Douglas G. Richardson and Pam Roach

Contra the sales above, these are purchases being made for properties that experience persistent flooding. This sort of thing drives me crazy. Because the County (and some cities) allowed people to build in the floodplain, we’ve not only spent millions in flood control in a doomed effort to save these properties, but now we must spend millions more to buy them out.

Proposal No. R2018–74, Human Resources Director — Confirmation A Resolution of the Pierce County Council Confirming Judith “Judy” Archer as the Director of the Human Resources Department.

Sponsored by: Councilmember Douglas G. Richardson

Under the Charter, the Executive hires their departmental directors, but they also face confirmation by the Council. I don’t anticipate much drama. Ms. Archer seems well qualified for the position.

My Weekly Calendar

Last year we got a request for my forward looking calendar. Rather than have staff waste their time on public record requests, I decided to publish screenshots. If you have questions, feel free to call. Keep in mind, my schedule isn’t static. Things will get added, deleted, changed, etc. There are conflicts that I have to pick between. But if people want to see where I’m at and who I meet with, that’s fine by me.

Re-Elect Derek Young, Pierce County Council