Council Schedule Highlights Week of October 22nd, 2018

Monday, OCTOBER 22nd, 2018

1:30pm Public Safety, Human Services, and Budget

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 Video archives are available at

Community Liaison Deputy Program
Presenter: Joseph Brown, Sergeant, Sheriff’s Department

We started this program last year to:

  • Reduce calls for service so patrol deputies can be pro-active
  • Reduce crime through various problem solving techniques
  • Discover and address community issues to enhance the quality of life of Pierce County citizens
  • Build community relationships with residents, businesses, and apartments
  • Work cooperatively with Code Enforcement, Safe Streets, Comprehensive Life Resources and other Community Resources

The presentation will be an opportunity to see how the unit is integrating into their respective units and working together. I’m particularly interested in some of the nuisance crimes that we see more of in the Peninsula Detachment that don’t warrant emergency response given lack of staffing, but still leave the community feeling unsafe. That’s exactly the sort of job CLD was intended for.

Hazardous Device Squad
Presenter: Peter Cropp, Lieutenant, Sheriff’s Department

Folks, this is how you start a powerpoint.

This is one of a number of units that PCSD has that can be contracted by our constituent cities. The result is greater capabilities without duplication and wasted resources.

Co-Responder Program
Presenters: Chief Jim Heishman, Bureau Chief, Sheriff’s Department
Silvia Riley, Manager Crisis Services, Behavioral Health Services, MultiCare Health System

We started the co-responder program this year. With very limited resources, it’s a pilot that we could role out countywide if we had the revenue. The idea is to have a behavioral health provider trained in de-escalation techniques, respond when law enforcement is called for someone in crisis.

In some cases the mere presence of law enforcement, despite their best intentions, can lead to tragedy in these situations and ultimately the best solution is diversion into care rather than the justice system.

After months of setting the program up, hiring, and doing some homework, they are now taking calls so we’ll get to hear how it’s going in the field.

Tuesday, OCTOBER 23nd, 2018

9:30am Economic and Infrastructure Development Committee Meeting

Douglas G. Richardson, Chair
Connie Ladenburg, Vice Chair
Pam Roach
Jim McCune
Derek Young

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 №2018–82, Annual Road Program, Six-Year Road Program, and the Fourteen-Year Ferry Program An Ordinance of the Pierce County Council Adopting the 2019–2024 Transportation Improvement Program and 2019–2032 Fourteen-Year Ferry Program, Pursuant to Revised Code of Washington Sections 36.81.121, 36.81.122, 36.81.130, and 36.54.015, and Washington Administrative Code 136, Chapters 15 and 16; Finding that Each Project Contained in the Plan is a Public Necessity; and Adopting Findings of Fact.

Sponsored by: Councilmember Connie Ladenburg

This is the annual update of our transportation plan. Projects of interest for District 7 include:

  1. Completion of the type/size/location study for Fox Island Bridge
  2. Continued prep work to replace Cramer Rd bridge over Glencove Creek. Estimated construction 2022–2024
  3. Key Peninsula Hwy shoulder/trail widening from 89 St Ct NW to 56 St NW.
  4. Intersection improvement study Key Peninsula Hwy/134 AV NW.
  5. Continued expansion of sidewalks at OLSON DR NW / 92 ST NW in Key Center.
  6. Rehab of concrete roadway on Pt Fosdick from Stone Rd to Gig Harbor City limits.
  7. Completion of roundabout PT FOSDICK DR NW / STONE DR NW / 34 AV NW.
  8. Culvert rehabilitation from MP 2.4 to MP 2.7 on Whiteman Cove Rd (I’m going to see if this is a fish barrier removal project).
  9. Expand Cushman Trail at 14th Ave NW
  10. Construction of new signal and turn lane at 62 AV NW / 144 ST NW in Gig Harbor near Purdy Elementary/Peninsula High School

7:00pm Council Meeting The Dacca Barn 2820 54th Avenue East Fife, Washington (Council District №2)

Regularly scheduled meetings are broadcast live and replayed on channel 22 (Comcast and Click! Network) and on channel 20 (Rainier Connect). Meeting materials and video can be accessed at

Note the special time and location. This is an in-district meeting for District #2, your opportunity to be heard by the Council.

Wednesday, OCTOBER 24th, 2018

This week we’ll begin our Committee of the Whole meetings, affectionately known as COWs, where the Council does much of the work on the budget. Each department will visit the Council over the next couple of weeks. You can follow along here.

All of the meetings are broadcast with the normal rules to watch live on tv or streaming, and catch up on demand later.

1:30 Committee of the Whole

Budget Overview — Gary Robinson, Director, Finance Department, Finance Department

Overview of Budget Ordinances/Resolutions — Paul Bocchi, Council staff:

  • 2018–75, Authorizing Wage Adjustments for Non-Represented Employees; Amending the Pierce County Salary Classification Plan; and Setting an Effective Date.
  • 2018–61, Implementing the 2019 Budget; Amending the Pierce County Code and the Powers, Duties or Responsibilities of Certain Pierce County Departments, Boards, or Commissions; Amending or Repealing Certain Ordinances; and Setting an Effective Date.
  • 2018–62, Implementing the 2019 Budget by Requesting Certain County Departments, Boards and Commissions to Take Certain Actions; and Setting an Effective Date. Implementing the 2019 Budget — Requesting Certain Actions
  • R2018–109, Implementing the 2019 Budget; Declaring Certain County Policy; and Requesting Information from Agencies of County Government.
  • 2018–76, Setting the 2019 Ad Valorem Tax Levies for Pierce County for Levy in 2018and Collection in 2019.
  • 2018–77, Adopting the Annual Budget of Pierce County for Fiscal Year 2019; and Setting an Effective Date.

Parks and Recreation Services Department 2019 Budget — Roxanne Miles, Director

Thursday, OCTOBER 25th, 2018

9:30 Committee of the Whole

Superior Court 2019 Budget
Presenter: Judge Elizabeth Martin, Presiding Judge, Superior Court

Juvenile Court 2019 Budget
Presenter: Judge Gretchen Leanderson, Presiding Judge, Juvenile Court

1:30 Committee of the Whole

Prosecuting Attorney 2019 Budget
Presenter: Mark Lindquist, Prosecutor, Prosecuting Attorney’s Office

Department of Assigned Counsel 2019 Budget
Presenter: Michael Kawamura, Director, Department of Assigned Counsel,

Human Services Department 2019 Budget
Presenter: Peter Ansara, Director, Human Services Department

Friday, OCTOBER 26th, 2018

9:30 Committee of the Whole

Sheriff Department 2019 Budget
Presenter: Paul Pastor, Sheriff, Sheriff’s Department

Corrections Bureau 2019 Budget
Presenter: Patti Jackson-Kidder, Chief of Corrections, Corrections Bureau

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.



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Derek Young

Derek Young

Pierce County Councilmember. Serving Gig Harbor, Fox Island, Key Peninsula, Ruston, and parts of North and West Tacoma.