Council Schedule Highlights Week of February 11th, 2019

Council Schedule Highlights Week of February 11th, 2019

As we dig out from the snowstorm and prepare for the next, I anticipate that this schedule will change. While a couple of us can probably make it to work safely, we need to be thinking of constituents, staff, and councilmembers who are traveling from every part of the County.

As of the time I write this, main roads are at least partially clear but side roads are compact snow and ice. I’m sharing updates from first responders, public works, and utilities on social media so you can stay up to speed there if that’s helpful.
If you can avoid the roads, please do so.

Monday, February 11th, 2019

Canceled due to weather — 1:30 pm Special Public Safety Committee Retreat
Location: Environmental Services Building, 9850 64th St W, University Place, WA 98467

Jim McCune, Chair
Pam Roach, Vice Chair
Connie Ladenburg
Dave Morell
Derek Young

It’s Public Safety’s turn to have their planning retreat. The idea for breaking them up by committee is to accommodate members’ schedules and still plot out the work plan for the year.

While the meeting is open to the public, there will be no hearing or time set aside for public comment. At the same time, no action will be taken. This is strictly for planning purposes.

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

10:00 am Special Economic and Infrastructure Committee Retreat
Location: Environmental Services Building, 9850 64th St W, University Place, WA 98467

Douglas G. Richardson, Chair
Connie Ladenburg, Vice Chair
Marty Campbell
Dave Morell
Pam Roach

Same as above, this time for EID. It’s the committee I’m not on so I can only say that it will not be as much fun as the others. Henceforth EID is the No Fun Committee. Proceed accordingly.

3:00 pm Council Meeting

This meeting will be broadcast live and replayed on channel 22 (Comcast and Click! Network) and on channel 20 (Rainier Connect). Access electronic meeting materials at Video archives are available at

Proposal №2019–2s, Placing the Washington Co-Operative Egg & Poultry Association Lakebay Station [Lakebay Marina] on the Register of Historic Places

Sponsored by: Councilmembers Derek Young and Pam Roach

Based on the recommendation from our Pierce County Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission, the bill would place Lakebay Marina on our Register of Historic Places. The application is under the name it formerly operated under (Washington Co-Operative Egg & Poultry Association Lakebay Station). If approved, the property would be eligible for grants and tax breaks designed to encourage preservation.

It’s worth noting that this bill does not change any pending land use applications or enforcement actions at the property.

Proposal No. R2019–16, Emergency Management Director — Confirmation A Resolution of the Pierce County Council Confirming the Appointment of Jody Ferguson as the Director of the Emergency Management Department.

Sponsored by: Councilmember Douglas G. Richardson

The County Charter requires Council approval of all department director level appointments. Typically there’s time for questions from the Council before a confirmation vote.

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.