Category: Public Health

Votes tonight on I-976 litigation and a Clean Fuel Standard 

Votes tonight on I-976 litigation and a Clean Fuel Standard 

– Derek Young, Pierce County Council I-976 Litigation On a 4–3 vote, the Council voted to intervene in defense of I-976 in a suit filed by a number of parties including King and Garfield counties. The voters have spoken and they deserve to have the law they passed defended. That’s why the Attorney General, as …

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 …

Council Schedule Highlights Week of September 23rd, 2019

Council Schedule Highlights Week of September 23rd, 2019

– Derek Young, Pierce County Council Monday, September 23rd, 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 …

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 …

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: …

Universal Home Visits for Washington

Universal Home Visits for Washington

In 2017, Superior Court Judge Kitty-Ann van Doorninck approached Rep. Laurie Jinkins and me with concerns over rapidly increasing dependency and removal rates in Pierce County. While the neglect and abuse of children has many causes, we’ve seen a substantial increase in the number of cases involving substance use disorders and newborns. Twenty-six percent of …

Council Schedule Highlights Week of March 19th, 2018

Council Schedule Highlights Week of March 19th, 2018

Monday, MARCH 19th, 2018 10:00am Rules Committee Douglas G. Richardson, Chair Connie Ladenburg, Vice Chair Dan Roach, Executive Pro Tempore Regularly scheduled meetings are broadcast live and replayed on channel 22 (Comcast and Click! Network) and on channel 20 (Rainier Connect). Meeting materials and video can be accessed at www.piercecountywa.org/councilcommittees. Proposal No. R2018-32, Initiating an Evaluation of …

Council Schedule Highlights Week of February 5th, 2018

Council Schedule Highlights Week of February 5th, 2018

Monday, FEBRUARY 5th, 2018 1:30pm Community Development Committee Rick Talbert, Chair Dan Roach, Vice Chair Douglas G. Richardson Derek Young Jim McCune 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 www.co.pierce.wa.us/index.aspx?NID=4414. Video archives are available at …