Council Schedule Highlights Week of September 30th, 2019

Monday, September 30th, 2019

1:30 pm Community Development Committee

Derek Young, Chair
Dave Morell, Vice Chair
Marty Campbell
Jim McCune
Douglas G. Richardson

Regularly scheduled meetings are broadcast live and replayed on channel 22 (Comcast and Click! Network) and channel 20 (Rainier Connect). Access meeting materials at

Proposal No. R2019–123, Conservation Futures Properties — Grant of Authority to Acquire
Sponsored by: Councilmember Derek Young

In 1991 the Council created the Conservation Futures program to acquire title and conservation easements to protect important lands in Pierce County. The goal is to conserve salmon habitat, sustainably managed forests, farmland, and publicly accessible open space for recreation by Pierce County residents.

Every two years the Citizens Advisory Board meets to make recommendation to the Council a ranked project list for funding.

This year’s recommendations are:

You can see details on the projects here.

Proposal No. R2019–124, Conservation Futures Opportunity Account Property — Grant of Authority to Acquire
Sponsored by: Councilmember Derek Young

The Opportunity Account was created to acquire properties and rights outside the normal funding cycle for the Conservation Futures program. The Citizens Advisory Board recommended a property acquisition to expand Gateway Park on the Key Peninsula.

Key Pen and PenMet Parks Presentations
Presenter: Scott Gallacher, Executive Director, Key Peninsula
Presenter: Glenn Akramoff, Gig Harbor Metropolitan Parks

Pierce County Parks and Recreation Department provides services to unincorporated Pierce County with the exception of the west side of the Narrows Bridge. Frustrated by the lack of facilities and service, voters here created two metropolitan park districts.

The districts receives our share of the countywide parks sales tax and levies local property tax. Since arriving to the Council I’ve also been able to direct a portion of our Real Estate Excise Tax for parks back to the districts for capital improvements.

Since they receive county funding, I thought the Council should have a report similar to our own parks department on the results of those appropriations. But I also thought councilmembers should see what’s possible if metropolitan park districts were created in their districts.

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

9:30 am Human Services Committee

Connie Ladenburg, Chair
Marty Campbell, Vice Chair
Douglas G. Richardson
Dave Morell
Derek Young

Regularly scheduled meetings are broadcast live and replayed on channel 22 (Comcast and Click! Network) and channel 20 (Rainier Connect). Access meeting materials at

Violence Prevention Funding Recommendations
Presenter: Jason Escareno, Senior Legislative Analyst, Council Office

Bold Solutions
Family, Youth & Community Outreach and Education Strategies — $57,598

The FYCOES program provides a three-month intervention using intensive case work and evidence based training to youth and their families referred by the PC Juvenile Court for having aggressive family conflict and/or violent behavior in the home.

Buckley Youth Activities
Buckley Youth Activities Center Program
Buckley Youth Activities Center provides year-round programs for a safe, structured, and supervised place for youth residing in the White River School District ages 8–18 during non-school hours in a community where there are fewer opportunities for pro-social involvement and places for youth to socialize in a positive and healthy manner outside of school.

Camp Fire USA, Orca Council
Teen Outreach Program
The Teen Outreach Program connects youth and young adults ages 12 to 21 who are experiencing homelessness to academic, social, health, and community resources. The program also strives to remove barriers — either actual or perceived — that prevent youth from becoming self-sufficient, selfreliant, productive adults.

Communities in Schools of Peninsula
Mentoring Our Students to Success
Mentoring Our Students to Success is a school-based academic and socio-emotional support program designed to help struggling students improve their academic skills and address behaviors and the underlying emotional issues and trauma that are impeding their ability to learn in the classroom and stay in school. Working with rigorously trained volunteer mentors and professional Site Coordinators, children and youth overwhelmingly advance to the next grade level and stay on track for graduation.

Communities in Schools (CIS) of Puyallup
Site Coordination at Woodland Elementary & Pope Elementary
Through an evidence-based model of site coordination CIS places caring adults directly inside of schools to coordinate community resources and strategically align integrated student supports so that students can focus on learning.

Comprehensive Life Resources
CLR’s Youth Violence Prevention Program
The program addresses the long-term prevention, elimination and reduction of violent behaviors by or among children and youth residing in the unincorporated areas of Gig Harbor and the Key Peninsula through referrals, outreach, mentorship, support group, psychoeducation workshops, skill development, intervention and de-escalation, and collaborating with community partners.

Consejo Counseling and Referral Service
Youth, Family & Adult Behavioral Health Program
The purpose of this program is to provide a fulltime Youth Violence Case Manager that will provide intervention and prevention services to at-risk youth. This program will operate as part of an integrated continuum of services that will provide youth and their families with additional services, such as substance use and mental health disorder treatment and referrals, to help the youth or family in the most holistic manner possible. In addition, the program will directly address issues with housing, food, medical care and violence and safety issues in their community.

New Phoebe House Association
Phoebe Family Recovery, Reunification & Resiliency Program
The program addresses parenting issues that contribute to abuse, neglect and abandonment of children in Pierce County, providing a means for compromised families to safely reunify by addressing behavioral health needs, skill development, and multiple risk factors. Phoebe Family is a two-year residential housing & treatment program, with oneyear additional community-based intensive after-care that addresses trauma and retrains the family to create a healthy, functional family home.

Pierce County Parks & Recreation
Pierce Outdoor LIFE Program
The program is an outdoor adventure intervention offered as a positive probation alternative for courtassociated youth ages 13–17. Youth attend a six-week series of experiential learning activities that develop leadership, social skills and healthy personal, environmental and community interests.

Prairie Ridge Maintenance Co.
Prairie Ridge Connections (PRC)
PRC promotes healthy choices for youth and families utilizing strategic partnerships, building community cohesion, and prevention education regarding drug and tobacco use and unhealthy relationships. The program includes summer lunch and youth activity programs, an ongoing community dinner, programs targeted at early childhood education and parenting support, and connecting community in conversations regarding crime prevention and safety.

Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD)
Positive Steps
Positive Steps provides coordinated & family-centered case management, skill building and advocacy services to reduce the risk factors of youth violence for truant and at-risk youth living in unincorporated Pierce County or those with McKinney-Vento status last known address or current sleeping arrangements in unincorporated Pierce County. The Positive Steps Youth Violence Reduction Program is a collaborative effort between school districts, Community Truancy Boards, the Juvenile Court, and PSESD to identify students as-risk of delinquent and criminal behaviors prior to the commitment of a crime.

Safe Streets Campaign
Youth Leading Change — $100,000

The purpose of Youth Leading Change is to mobilize youth to impact their schools and communities through civic engagement, community service and service-learning efforts. Specifically, participants design and implement peer influence campaigns promoting prevention of violence and promotion of healthy behaviors.

Tacoma Arts Live
LENS Project (Learning, Empathy, Negotiation and Self)
The cornerstones of LENS youth behavioral outcomes are Learning Empathy, Negotiation, and Sense of Self (LENS). The LENS Project is a weekly after-school program that supports a connected community of youth and coaches them through the development of the social-emotional skills they need to be confident in who they are, express their opinions and perspectives in a healthy and respectful way, and to employ strategies to deal with conflict and confrontation.

Tacoma Community Boat Builders $54,173
The program helps youth strengthen their natural talents in a challenging learning environment, emphasizing both skill and social emotional development, and increasing resiliency to be successful. Youth are paired with adult mentors who develop trust and cooperation.

TeamChild — $100,000
Legal Services for Youth TeamChild deploys three mutually-reinforcing program strategies to improve the long-term outcomes of juvenile justice involved youth, including direct legal services, community training and consulting, and policy advocacy. TeamChild’s core program is the provision of direct civil legal services to young people who are involved, or at risk for involvement in the juvenile justice system. The legal services program provides advocacy to youth to address barriers they face to being safe and healthy, successful in school, and supported at home and in the community with the ultimate goal of reducing subsequent juvenile court contacts. Violence Prevention funding would also support the addition of a case support specialist to partner with staff attorneys providing legal services to youth in unincorporated Pierce County, deepening the impact of TeamChild’s advocacy and holistically addressing each youth’s individual needs.

Washington Trafficking Prevention
Take On: Youth Empowerment
Take On: Youth Empowerment Program empowers young people with knowledge that highlights the harm of commercial sexual exploitation and provides active roles they can play to end human trafficking. The program decreases the number of people who perpetuate harm while also increasing the number of people who are allies in understanding and challenging the harms of commercial sexual exploitation.

YMCA of Pierce & Kitsap Counties
YMCA Youth Mentoring Initiative
The purpose of the Youth Mentoring Initiative is to prevent, intervene and eliminate youth violence by providing positive adult mentoring and youth development activities. The Youth Mentoring Initiative provides an asset and values-based approach to positive youth development supporting youth in developing the attitudes, behaviors, beliefs, and skills to navigate difficult situations and achieve successful, non-violent lives.

Young Life
Anderson Island Young Life
The Young Life program on Anderson Island provides a welcoming, fun, supportive, and safe environment for teens. The program addresses youth violence by having community leaders demonstrate solid life choices that encourage youth to emulate what they witness. Youth are being encouraged to take ownership in their community and learning to give back rather than just receive.

Young Life
South Central Pierce Young Life
Too many youths are victims of systemic abandonment, toxic stress, and Adverse Childhood Experiences being trapped in the generational cycle of violence. South Central Pierce Young Life’s purpose is to break that cycle through safe relationships and act as a buffer against toxic stress by providing fun, engaging, and life-giving experiences.

YWCA Pierce County
Children’s Program
The purpose of the YWCA Children’s Program is to provide children, youth, and families that have been impacted by Domestic Violence with the support needed to understand and heal from the trauma they experience, to expand their perspective of the world, to further develop the skills needed to safely navigate their lives in self-determined, healthy, and non-violent ways, and to have access to the resources they need to move forward and thrive.

6:00 pm Council Meeting — Note the special time and location

Mid-County Community Center
10205 44th Avenue East
Tacoma, Washington
(Council District №5)

Regularly scheduled meetings are broadcast live and replayed on channel 22 (Comcast and Click! Network) and channel 20 (Rainier Connect). Access meeting materials at

This week Councilmember Campbell has scheduled his in-district meeting. We’ll see the following presentations, but as always, this is an opportunity for the Council to hear from you.

Community Liaison Deputy Unit Presentation — Deputy Jeff Papen, Pierce County Sheriff’s Department

Code Enforcement Update — Melanie Halsan, Assistant Director of Planning and Public Works

Summit Waller Community Association Update — Larry Volland, President

Mid-County Community Center Update — Bunny Smith, Director

My Weekly Calendar

A couple of years ago 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. Now I’m adding a link to the calendar as well. 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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