Council Schedule Highlights Week of September 25th, 2017

Council Schedule Highlights Week of September 25th, 2017

Monday, SEPTEMBER 25th, 2017

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 archives are available at

Alarm System Update Presenter: Cynthia Fajardo, Lieutenant, Sheriff’s Operations Bureau

The purpose of the Alarm Program is to save law enforcement resources. There are reasons why this is especially important for unincorporated Pierce County.

  • Pierce County has the largest unincorporated area in Washington State.
  • PCSD is understaffed compared to other cities and counties.
  • Pierce County does not have the same revenue base as neighboring cities.
  • Unlike cities where law enforcement can navigate the entire jurisdiction within a short period of time, unincorporated Pierce County covers areas from Mt. Rainier, to the King County border, to the Peninsula and islands offshore.

The PCSD Alarm Program was created in 1993 to address the problem of false alarms. At that time, requests for response to alarms was the number one call for service at the 911 Dispatch Center, with a 98–99% false alarm rate.

District Court Update Presenter: Chuck Ramey, District Court Administrator, District Court

Regular update as required by budget proviso.

Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 26th, 2017

6:00pm County Council Meeting — In District meeting.

Pierce County Public Works Central Maintenance Facility, Elk Plain Room, 4812 196th Street East Spanaway, Washington. (District №3)

Council meetings are audio recorded and cablecast from gavel to gavel. Meetings are broadcast live and replayed beginning the next day on channel 22 (Comcast and Click! Network) and on channel 20 (Rainier Connect). Video archives are available at Audio equipment is available for the hearing impaired. Please contact the receptionist for assistance.

Proposal №2017–29, Chronic Nuisance Properties An Ordinance of the Pierce County Council Adopting a New Chapter 8.09 of the Pierce County Code “Chronic Nuisance Properties”; Creating an Enforcement Protocol for Chronic Nuisance Properties; Establishing Procedures for the Abatement of Chronic Nuisance Properties; Creating Joint and Several Liability for Multiple Persons in Charge of a Nuisance Property; Clarifying Due Process Procedures Applicable to Abatement of Chronic Nuisance Properties; Requiring Persons in Charge of Chronic Nuisance Properties to Enter into Abatement Agreements Approved by the County to Abate Chronic Nuisances within 15 Days of the Issuance of the Chronic Nuisance Notice; Establishing a Graduated Penalty System Whereby a Person is Warned First, Cited with a Class 1 Civil Infraction Second, and Abated through a Superior Court Warrant Third; Incorporates the Victim Protection Limitation under RCW 59.18.580; Adds the Option of the County to Pursue Receivership as a Way to Facilitate Returning Chronic Nuisance Properties to Productive Use; and Adding the Option of Relocation Assistance.

Another tool to combat chronic nuisance properties. We think this process should encourage greater compliance and speed up abatement. It also makes clear that frequent reports of criminal activity are actionable for the property owner. This is final scheduled vote.

Look ahead to next week

Next Tuesday, October 3rd, we will have the District 7 in-district meeting at the Gig Harbor Civic Center, 6pm. We’ll have some presentations for Council about issues important to our district, but this is also your opportunity to be heard.

The Council also begins budget meetings next week. You can follow along here:

My Weekly Calendar

Earlier this year we got a request for my forward looking calendar. Rather than have staff waste their time on public record requests, I’m just going to start publishing screen shots. 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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