Category: Human Services

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: …

Council Schedule Highlights Week of May 20th, 2019

Council Schedule Highlights Week of May 20th, 2019

Monday, May 20th, 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. Parks Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan Update and …

Council Schedule Highlights Week of April 8th, 2019

Council Schedule Highlights Week of April 8th, 2019

Monday, April 8th, 2019 12:00 pm Special Meeting of the Performance Audit Committee Councilmember Jim McCune — Chair Councilmember Dave Morell — Vice Chair Councilmember Marty Campbell Gary Robinson, Director of Budget and Finance Andrew Tedesco — Citizen Member Nick Bayard — Citizen Member Regularly scheduled meetings are broadcast live and replayed on channel 22 (Comcast and Click! Network) and channel 20 (Rainier Connect). …

Council Schedule Highlights Week of April 1st, 2019

Council Schedule Highlights Week of April 1st, 2019

  Monday, April 1st, 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 №2019–17, Conservation Futures and Open Space Citizens’ …

Two bills for young people in Pierce County

Two bills for young people in Pierce County

Pierce County lags behind our peers in most socioeconomic measurements. Whether it’s poverty rates, educational attainment, behavioral health, child dependency, or crime we see clear signals of social policy failures. That’s why Councilmember Ladenburg and I have proposed two bills scheduled for a final vote at this Tuesday’s Council Meeting. Proposal №2019–6, establishes a Prenatal-to-25 …

Council Schedule Highlights Week of March 25th, 2019

Council Schedule Highlights Week of March 25th, 2019

Monday, March 25th, 2019 1:30 pm Public Safety Committee Jim McCune, Chair Pam Roach, Vice Chair Connie Ladenburg Dave Morell Derek Young This meeting will be broadcast live and replayed on channel 22 (Comcast and Click! Network) and channel 20 (Rainier Connect). Access electronic meeting materials at http://www.piercecountywa.org/councilcommittees. Video archives are available at www.piercecountytv.org. Pre-Trial Services Andrea Kelley, Pre-Trial …