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Spring is quickly approaching! This time of the year in the Northwest is fantastic because everyone is so excited to be outside enjoying all that this area has to offer. I am eager to share with you some of the outstanding outdoor recreation resources that the Pierce County Parks Department has to offer. I also want to highlight legislative action taken by the Council around public safety.

I will be having my Pierce County Council In-District meeting in Orting this year. I encourage you all to attend and hope to see you there!

Pierce County Council Meeting
March 27, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. 
Orting Multi-purpose Center
202 Washington Avenue S
Orting, WA 98360
Agenda



Lake Tapps

ENJOYING WHAT PIERCE COUNTY HAS TO OFFER

Pierce County has so many parks and recreational activities to offer! The citizens newest asset is the property located next to the Buckley Forest Preserve just South of Buckley. The Pierce County Parks Department is in the preliminary stages of planning for possible hiking, biking, and horse riding trails throughout this beautiful property. More to come on this topic, but visit Pierce County Parks and Recreation for all the things available to do at our County parks.

Join us at the South Prairie Veterans Memorial Park on May 19th at 11:00 a.m. We will be celebrating the completion of the South Prairie to Buckley section of the Foothills Trail.  With this last connection done, you will be able to go from Puyallup to Buckley. Click here to view map.




GETTING TOUGH ON DRUG PROPERTIES

Chronic nuisance properties, or drug houses, ruin communities, drive down property values, and increase crime. This is one of the biggest complaints I hear about in our community.The Council is responding to this issue and in 2017 passed Ordinance 2017-29 which allows the County to shut these chronic nuisance properties down.
 
Click to learn more about Ordinance 2017-29.

Ordinance 2017-29






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KEEPING PIERCE COUNTY SAFE

Pierce County is one of the largest unincorporated Counties in Washington and public safety is almost 80% of the County’s budget. In 2017, the Council funded three additional deputies for the precincts that are in the most need – Mountain, Foothills, and the Peninsula Detachments. In the County’s 2018 budget, five more deputies were funded. The Sheriff’s office is continuing to recruit quality people to keep our citizens safe. If you know of anyone who would be interested in applying, visit www.piercesheriff.org or contact Lt. Lawrence, pcsdhiring@o.pierce.wa.us.
I am honored to be serving the residents of District 1 on the Pierce County Council and I am working hard to ensure your interests are represented on the Council. Please always feel free to contact me with comments or concerns. 

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