Council Schedule Highlights Week of June 10th, 2019

Council Schedule Highlights Week of June 10th, 2019

– Derek Young, Pierce County Council

Monday, June 10th, 2019

1:30 pm Public Safety Committee — Cancelled

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

9:30 am Economic and Infrastructure Development Committee

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

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

Workforce Central Overview and Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program Update Presenter: Linda Nguyen, Chief Executive Officer, Workforce Central

In this year’s budget, I sponsored an amendment to support a pre-apprenticeship program. It’s designed to build skills for disconnected youth and help get them into the workforce. This will be an update on WFC in general and the pre-apprenticeship program more specifically.

3:00 pm Council Meeting

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The exciting part of this week’s meeting is entirely about what’s on the consent agenda. We’re assigning two bills that I sponsored to their committees.

Proposal №2019–33 establishes a Division of Sustainability in the Planning and Public Works Department. Proposal No. R2019–74 is our response to the broadband study declaring high-speed broadband “essential infrastructure,” directing public resources to improve access, and identifying regulatory updates.

I’m working hard to secure our environmental and economic future. These bills are a step in that direction.

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

1 pm Puget Sound Regional Council — Growth Management Policy Board

1011 Western Ave # 500, Seattle, WA 98104
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Speaking of securing our environmental and economic future… at this meeting I expect the board to take action to recommend a Regional Growth Strategy — Preferred Alternative.

Parts of King County have seen almost unimaginable economic growth, which is great. Unfortunately, we’re not meeting the demands of that new growth, which is not great. From housing affordability and homelessness to environmental impacts on our wild lands and Puget Sound, most of our region’s social problems come down to one issue — jobs-housing imbalance.

That’s why I’m proposing a new approach focused on reducing displacement and environmental impacts, putting housing where there’s unmet demand, and spreading high-wage jobs throughout the region.

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.