Council Schedule Highlights Week of April 23rd, 2018

Council Schedule Highlights Week of April 23rd, 2018

Monday, APRIL 23rd, 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 http://www.piercecountywa.org/councilcommittees.Video archives are available at www.piercecountytv.org.

Bethel School District – Report on School Bus Cameras
Presenter: Joel Stutheit, Assistant Director, Bethel School District

Bethel SD began experimenting with cameras to catch drivers who disobey school bus stop sign/lights. It seems to be successful. I’m hoping we can figure out how to deploy them countywide. I hear from a lot of you that it’s a problem, particularly in the rural parts of Peninsula School District.

Presentation on Next Generation 911 in Pierce County
Presenter: Scott Heinze, Deputy Director, Emergency Management Department

911 was developed with analog, land line technology. Today’s communication is digital and cell based. The new system, commonly referred to as Next Generation 911 (NG911), will introduce new capabilities and reliability to the system. It’s also designed to support communication in large scale disasters.

This presentation is an update on Pierce County’s implementation.

Tuesday, APRIL 24th, 2018

12:30pm Special Meeting of the Council

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 http://www.piercecountywa.org/councilcommittees.Video archives are available at www.piercecountytv.org.

Two Council meetings in one afternoon. Double the action, double the fun.

The reason for the first is that we have an appointment to make for District Court after the retirement of Judge Heller. District Court is Pierce County’s court of limited jurisdiction. It serves areas in both incorporated and unincorporated jurisdictions except where a city has established their own municipal court or contracted with another jurisdiction (Lakewood covers Steilacoom and Dupont for example). It handles infractions, misdemeanors, as well as some civil cases. They also operate most of Pierce County’s therapeutic court caseload (Mental Health, Drug, and Veteran Court) which are designed to divert people to treatment instead of incarceration.

We had a long list of great candidates but have agreed to narrow the field for further questioning and discussion. The interview schedule is as follows. We do expect to make an appointment in this meeting.

Interview of Candidates:

  1. Lloyd Oaks – 12:40 p.m.
  2. Cynthia Chen-Weller – 1:00 p.m.
  3. Timothy Lewis – 1:20 p.m.
  4. Dwayne Christopher – 1:40 p.m.

Executive Session, Pursuant to Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 42.30.110(1)(h)

Resolution No. R2018-54: Proposal No. R2018-54, A Resolution of the Pierce County Council Appointing _________________ as Judge, to Fill a Vacancy in Pierce County District Court, Position No. Four.

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 http://www.piercecountywa.org/councilcommittees.Video archives are available at www.piercecountytv.org.

Proposal No. R2018-46, Proclamation – Gig Harbor High School Girls Basketball Team 2018 Class 3A State Championship A Resolution of the Pierce County Council and Executive Recognizing and Congratulating the Gig Harbor High School Girls Basketball Team for Capturing the 2018 Class 3A State Championship.

While the City of Gig Harbor already had its chance to congratulate them, I wanted to make sure the whole county had a chance to recognize our state champs. Roll Tides!

Thursday, APRIL 26th, 2018

I’m speaking at this event that was spurred by an op/ed I wrote earlier this year. If you’re interested in justice issues I would encourage you to attend.

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.