Latest Blog Posts

  1. Seeing a brighter future

    I’ve been offended and disgusted by the racist language and horrible imagery on display in Virginia.  When you add to it North Korea developing nuclear missile capability and another horrific vehicle attack in Europe, it’s no wonder that folks on...

    Pierce County Executive Blog
  2. #TalbertTalks about County Council Activities

    Hi District 5,  I am coming to you from Earthwise Architectural Salvage in East Tacoma to give you an update on Pierce County Council activities. Here is my first of hopefully many video blogs to come!

    ricktalbert
  3. Will townhomes be the new look on Chambers?

    The Pierce County Council is in the process of approving the Chambers Bay Master Plan for the next 10 years. There is language that will allow for “extended-stay housing” or multi-family residential housing on the Chambers Bay site of the park.  This...

    ConnieLadenburg
  4. Thinking about the unthinkable

    I have just returned from vacation, rested from a peaceful few days on the waters of Puget Sound and parts north. Despite the smoke from the B.C. fires, I can assure you that a terrorist attack was not in the forefront of my mind as we anchored at...

    Pierce County Executive Blog
  5. Council Schedule Highlights Week of August 7th, 2017

    Monday, AUGUST 7th, 2017 10:00am Rules Committee Douglas G. Richardson, Chair Rick Talbert, Vice Chair Dan Roach, Executive Pro Tempore This meeting will be broadcast live and replayed on channel 22 (Comcast and Click! Network) and on channel 20...

    DerekYoung
  6. Making a difference

    While the Executive is out on vacation, it gives me a chance to step in and share my perspective on Pierce County. When Bruce returns next Monday, he will be devoting much of his time to putting together a budget proposal for 2018. It will be a lot...

    Pierce County Executive Blog
  7. Excessive heat expected this week

    Stay cool this week! Below are tips from the Pierce County Department of Emergency Management on how you can beat the heat. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an excessive heat warning for parts of the Puget Sound area this week....

    ConnieLadenburg
  8. Council Schedule Highlights Week of July 31st, 2017

    Monday, JULY 31st, 2017 1:30pm Community Development Committee Derek Young, Chair Douglas G. Richardson, Vice Chair Rick Talbert Jim McCune Pam Roach This meeting will be broadcast live and replayed on channel 22 (Comcast and Click! Network) and on...

    DerekYoung
  9. Gone fishin’

    To be clear, I am not a fisherman.  My grandfather was a legend out of Horsehead Bay in the late 60’s and early 70’s.  Many folks would see his boat heading out and see it as a sign that fish were running.  I chose this week’s blog title because of...

    Pierce County Executive Blog
  10. Council Schedule Highlights Week of July 24th, 2017

    Monday, JULY 24th, 2017 11:00am Monday Study Session Integration 2020 Mid-Adopter Binding Letter Discussion Presenter: Steve O’Ban, Special Assistant on Behavior Health State law requires full integration of Pierce County’s Behavioral and Physical...

    DerekYoung
  11. Happy new year!

      Although we’re only seven months through the year with a recently approved Supplemental Budget for 2017, we are already keenly focused on the 2018 budget. For 6 to 8 hours each week, members of our Executive and Finance teams are meeting with...

    Pierce County Executive Blog
  12. Regional Strategy for Economic Development

    Grow local jobs for our local workers. For a number of months, the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) has been in the process of developing a regional strategy for economic development. The PSRC has committees to address growth management,...

    ConnieLadenburg
  13. Council Schedule Highlights Week of July 17th, 2017

    Monday, JULY 17th, 2017 10:00am Rules Committee Douglas G. Richardson, Chair Rick Talbert, Vice Chair Dan Roach, Executive Pro Tempore Regularly scheduled meetings are broadcast live and replayed on channel 22 (Comcast and Click! Network) and on...

    DerekYoung
  14. Oh, baby!

    This week’s blog is warm and sunny – just like the amazing weather we’ve been enjoying recently. It was inspired by the recent baby bonanza we’ve been experiencing on the 7th floor of the County City Building.  I’d swear there is something in the...

    Pierce County Executive Blog
  15. Residential Side Sewer Conservation Loan Program

    Residents in Pierce County don’t always have $10,000-$15,000 laying around in their bank account to pay for an unexpected sewer repair! That is why I am so excited that Pierce County has launched a new loan program to help property owners...

    ConnieLadenburg
  16. Lessons learned from Deputy Wiggins

    You can learn a lot from a person, when you spend 7 hours on a Friday night riding in a patrol Tahoe. The lessons I learned from Deputy Fred Wiggins will linger — long past the time we recently spent together on the swing shift. For those of...

    Pierce County Executive Blog
  17. New County Regs on Fireworks

    Three changes will go into effect next year This year the Council has approved some significant changes to the use of fireworks in unincorporated parts of Pierce County. State law requires passage a full year before the new rules may take...

    DerekYoung
  18. Council Schedule Highlights Week of July 3rd, 2017

    Monday, JULY 3rd, 2017 Office is open but no Council business for the day. Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 Happy Independence Day! County offices are closed. Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 1:30pm County Council Meeting – Note Special...

    DerekYoung
  19. Cutting red tape!

    One of the priorities I set out in the State of the County address is fueling economic development and creating family-wage jobs for those who live in Pierce County.  The Council also identified this as one of its four focus areas this year....

    Pierce County Executive Blog
  20. Chambers Bay Beginnings

    A number of years ago, when my husband John was County Executive, he came home and said, ";You are not going to believe this!"; He went on to tell me about the County's property on the west bluff of University Place that was under a long...

    ConnieLadenburg