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Dan Roach
District 1
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Pam Roach
District 2
Jim McCune
District 3
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Ladenburg

District 4
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Rick Talbert
District 5

Douglas
Richardson

District 6 
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Derek Young
District 7
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Pierce County broadens lawsuit against big pharma

Last February, Pierce County filed a federal lawsuit against the three largest manufacturers and marketers of prescription opioids in the United States: Purdue, Endo and Janssen. The County contends the deceptive marketing practices used by the firms helped fuel the opiate crisis. Patients and doctors were told opioids were not addictive and were a safe way to treat long-term and chronic pain, which the Center for Disease Control has concluded is untrue.

This week, the Pierce County Council authorized the Prosecutor to file an amended complaint to add a new set of defendants - the three largest wholesale distributors of prescription opioids: Cardinal Health, McKesson, and AmerisourceBergen.

The original lawsuit was filed in federal court and asks for injunctive relief to stop the deceptive business practices, and for financial relief to assist Pierce County in addressing issues associated with opiate addiction, including the burden on the criminal justice system and social services.

Pierce County has retained Keller Rohrback as outside counsel.

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Foothills Trail Contribution

Thank you to the Foothills Rails to Trails Coalition for your donation of $50,000 that helped complete the missing link of the Foothills Trail from Buckley to South Prairie!FoothillsTrail_BuckleyExtensionCheckPierceCoCouncil_5.1.18_2

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17CB09-2m0162-HDRChambers Creek Regional Master Site Plan Update 

For more information about the plan update go to Chambers Creek Regional Master Site Plan update. 

For information on the Chambers Creek Resort click here.

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The Council is the legislative branch of Pierce County government and is the policy-determining body of the County, as provided by the County Charter. The Council has all powers of the County not otherwise reserved to the people, the Executive, or general law.

The seven members are elected from each of seven contiguous and equally populated districts. Each county councilmember represents a district having a population of approximately 115,000 people (as of the 2010 Census) and is elected to a 4 year term.

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