Council Schedule Highlights Week of February 5th, 2018

Council Schedule Highlights Week of February 5th, 2018

People meeting around a table

Monday, FEBRUARY 5th, 2018

1:30pm Community Development Committee
Rick Talbert, Chair
Dan Roach, Vice Chair
Douglas G. Richardson
Derek Young
Jim McCune

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

This week we’ll have a number of presentations.

Presentation: PSRC Action Plan
Presenter: Clay White, Principal Planner, Consultant, LDC, Inc.,

As difficulties with Puget Sound Regional Council have increased in frequency, the Executive and Council thought that it was time to take a closer look at our strategy. Last week was a reminder why this is important.

Presentation: Long Range Work Program
Presenter: Dan Cardwell, Long Range Planning Supervisor, Planning and Public Works

Time to update what issues we’ll be working on over the year. I’m focused on bringing a tree retention bill to the Council, updating Gig Harbor’s Community Plan, the update to our Buildable Lands Report (it’s how we distribute growth throughout in each Pierce County Jurisdiction) and finalizing the Shoreline Management Plan update.

Presentation: Community Plans Update
Presenter: Dan Cardwell, Long Range Planning Supervisor, Planning and Public Works

Over the last year we’ve been working on community plan updates for the urban communities of Pierce. They should be coming to committee this year after recommendation from their Land Use Advisory Committees.

Wednesday, FEBRUARY 7th, 2018

9:30am Council Retreat
Location: Environmental Services Building, 9850 64th St W, University Place, WA 98467

The Council Retreat is our two day opportunity to set the agenda for the year and discuss some issues more informally. Despite the name, this isn’t about trust falls and rope courses. It’s a work session designed to make the year more productive. It’s open to the public and recorded, but no public testimony is taken.

3:00pm Tacoma-Pierce County Health Board

Finance Advisory Committee — Board of Health considers and selects members for the Finance Advisory Committee. [Christopher Schuler, Business Manager]

Resolution №2018‐4548 — Authorization for approval of the year 2018 beginning budget for the Tacoma‐ Pierce County Health Department in the amount of $34,189,959 with 272.20 FTEs.

Because public health departments are so dependent on funding from other agencies, there are typically multiple budgets passed during the year to adjust as necessary.

Medication Take‐Back program
Jessica Gehle, Environmental Health Division Director

We’ve been developing a medication take-back program, funded by pharmaceutical manufacturers, that will install drop boxes in DEA licensed facilities (mostly pharmacies and police departments). Distributing and operating these drop boxes is one component to combating the Opioid Epidemic.

Health Department’s response to train derailment
Stephanie Dunkel, Training and Exercise Manager

TPCHD’s emerengency response was triggered by the derailment. Like other events, staff provides an after action report on how it went.

Thursday, FEBRUARY 8th, 2018

Location: Environmental Services Building, 9850 64th St W, University Place, WA 98467

Council Retreat 2: The Council Strikes Back… I don’t know, I was at a loss for what to put here. Same as above.

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.