Category: Human Services

Council Schedule Highlights Week of February 17th, 2020

Council Schedule Highlights Week of February 17th, 2020

– Derek Young, Pierce County Council Tuesday, February 18th, 2019 9:30 am Human Services Committee Connie Ladenburg, Chair Derek Young, Vice-Chair Dave Morell Douglas G. Richardson Marty Campbell Regularly scheduled meetings are broadcast live and replayed on channel 22 (Comcast and Click! Network) and channel 20 (Rainier Connect). Access meeting materials at www.piercecountywa.org/councilcommittees. Proposal №2020–24, Sales …

Council Schedule Highlights Week of November 11th, 2019

Council Schedule Highlights Week of November 11th, 2019

Tuesday, November 11th, 2019 1:00 pm Special Council Meeting — Note special meeting time Regularly scheduled meetings are broadcast live and replayed on channel 22 (Comcast and Click! Network) and channel 20 (Rainier Connect). Access meeting materials at www.piercecountywa.org/councilcommittees. Proposal №2019–70s, Countywide Planning Policies — Countywide Centers Sponsored by: Councilmember Derek Young The Growth Management Act …

Renewing Pierce County’s Commitment to Veterans

Renewing Pierce County’s Commitment to Veterans

– Derek Young, Pierce County Council As home to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and located close to military installations around Puget Sound, Pierce County has one of the largest concentrations of veterans in the country. We’re grateful for those who served and are proud to have them as valuable employees, leaders, and members of our community. …

Council Schedule Highlights Week of November 4th, 2019

Council Schedule Highlights Week of November 4th, 2019

– Derek Young, Pierce County Council Monday, November 4th, 2019 1:30 pm Community Development Committee Derek Young, Chair Dave Morell, Vice Chair Marty Campbell Jim McCune Douglas G. Richardson Regularly scheduled meetings are broadcast live and replayed on channel 22 (Comcast and Click! Network) and channel 20 (Rainier Connect). Access meeting materials at www.piercecountywa.org/councilcommittees. Proposal №2019–87, …

Prioritizing People

Prioritizing People

– Derek Young, Pierce County Council At this afternoon’s Council meeting, I voted against Resolution 2019–133. The bill states that county road funding is inadequate to our needs and asks our Transportation Advisory Commission to make a recommendation for increased funding. The revenue shortfall is real, but the same is true for many critical services our …

New Programs to Fight Pierce County’s Opioid Epidemic

New Programs to Fight Pierce County’s Opioid Epidemic

Delivering the right service, at the right time, in the right place. – Derek Young, Pierce County Council Consciously and unconsciously, we build barriers to recovery for people with substance use disorders. When surveyed, 70% of people suffering from addiction say they’d like to get treatment but have trouble navigating these obstacles. Whether it’s the …

Clearing up confusion on the Affordable Housing Tax Credit

Clearing up confusion on the Affordable Housing Tax Credit

– Derek Young, Pierce County Council After the Legislature stepped up to meet the demands of the housing crisis, Pierce County and Tacoma, along with local governments from across the state, are implementing Substitute House Bill 1406. The new law allows a small portion of the state’s share of the sales tax to be redirected …

New Funding for Housing in Pierce County

New Funding for Housing in Pierce County

– Derek Young, Pierce County Council This Monday the Council’s Rules Committee will consider a bill I sponsored, Resolution 2019–95. It signals the County’s intent to take advantage of a sales tax revenue sharing program created by the State with . If all goes well, I expect a final vote on August 13th. HB 1406 …

Council Schedule Highlights Week of July 1st, 2019

Council Schedule Highlights Week of July 1st, 2019

– Derek Young, Pierce County Council Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 9:30 am Human Services Committee Connie Ladenburg, Chair Marty Campbell, Vice Chair Douglas G. Richardson Dave Morell Derek Young Regularly scheduled meetings are broadcast live and replayed on channel 22 (Comcast and Click! Network) and channel 20 (Rainier Connect). Access meeting materials at www.piercecountywa.org/councilcommittees. Mid-Adopter Report Presenter: …

Council Schedule Highlights Week of June 17th, 2019

Council Schedule Highlights Week of June 17th, 2019

– Derek Young, Pierce County Council Monday, June 17th, 2019 10:00 am Rules Committee Douglas Richardson, Chair Connie Ladenburg, Vice Chair Dave Morrell, Executive Pro Tempore Regularly scheduled meetings are broadcast live and replayed on channel 22 (Comcast and Click! Network) and channel 20 (Rainier Connect). Access meeting materials at www.piercecountywa.org/councilcommittees. Proposal №2019–32, Supplemental Budget Sponsored by: …