2018 Pierce County Budget

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One of the primary County Council duties is "to levy taxes, appropriate revenue, and adopt budgets for the County" (Charter, Section 2.20 (1)(a)).

The County Council adopts an annual budget by December 1 of each year. During the rest of the year, the Council may consider supplemental budgets and other budget changes, such as provisos and companion annual budget proposals.

Executive's proposed 2018 Budget

Click here to view the adopted 2017 Budget.

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Budget Process

The County Council takes multiple steps to pass a yearly budget. Click on the image to the right to get a better understanding of the budget process.

Click image to view budget process.

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Meetings on the County Budget

Committee of the Whole meetings are open to the public and held in the Council Chambers in the County-City Building, 930 Tacoma Ave. S. Room 1045.

10Tuesday, September 19 - 3:00 pmAgendaPacketVideo
Executive presents proposed 2018 Budget to County Council.



11Thursday, October 5 - 9:30 a.m. AgendaPacketAudio
-Budget Retreat, Environmental Services Building
9850 64th St W, University Place, WA 98467



Friday, October 6- 9:30 a.m.


-Budget Retreat, Environmental Services Building
9850 64th St W, University Place, WA 98467
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Thursday, October 12 - 9:30 a.m.AgendaPacketVideo
- Budget Retreat, Environmental Services Building
9850 64th St W, University Place, WA 98467




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Wednesday, October 18 - 1:30 p.m.AgendaPacketVideo
1. Gary Robinson, Director, Finance Department - Budget Overview
2. Overview of Budget Ordinances/Resolution – Paul Bocchi, Council staff
 3. Councilmember discussion, questions, comments and other items regarding the Proposed 2018 Budget




2Thursday, October 19- 9:30 a.m.AgendaPacketVideo
1.   Parks and Recreation Services – Roxanne Miles, Director
 2. Councilmember discussion, questions, comments and other items regarding the Proposed 2018 Budget



Thursday, October 19- 1:30 p.m.
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1.   District Court (1:30) – The Honorable Judge Judy Jasprica, Presiding Judge
2.   Superior Court (2:00) – The Honorable Judge Elizabeth Martin, Presiding Judge
3.   Juvenile Court (2:30) – The Honorable Judge Jerry Costello, Presiding Judge
 4. Councilmember discussion, questions, comments and other items regarding the Proposed 2018 Budget 




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Friday, October 20 - 9:30 a.m. AgendaPacketVideo
1.   Auditor’s Office – Julie Anderson, Auditor - confirmed
2.   Assessor-Treasurer’s Office - Mike Lonergan, Assessor-Treasurer
 3. Councilmember discussion, questions, comments and other items regarding the Proposed 2018 Budget




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Wednesday, October 25- 9:30 a.m.AgendaPacketVideo
1.   Planning and Public Works Department – Dennis Hanberg, Director
- Roads
- Surface Water
- Sewer
 2.  Councilmember discussion, questions, comments and other items regarding the Proposed 2018 Budget



Wednesday, October 25- 1:30 p.m.
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1.   Planning and Public Works Department – Dennis Hanberg, Director
- Abatement
 2.  Councilmember discussion, questions, comments and other items regarding the Proposed 2018 Budget




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Thursday, October 26- 9:30 a.m.AgendaPacketVideo
1.   Prosecuting Attorney – Mark Lindquist, Prosecutor
2.   Department of Assigned Counsel – Michael Kawamura, Director
 3.  Councilmember discussion, questions, comments and other items regarding the Proposed 2018 Budget



Thursday, October 26- 1:30 p.m.
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1.   Facilities Management Department – Bret Carlstad, Director
 2.  Councilmember discussion, questions, comments and other items regarding the Proposed 2018 Budget




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Friday, October 27 - 9:30 a.m. AgendaPacketVideo
1.   Reserved
 2.  Councilmember discussion, questions, comments and other items regarding the Proposed 2018 Budget




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Wednesday, November 1- 9:30 a.m.AgendaPacketVideo
1.   Human Services Department-Peter Ansara, Director
- Behavioral Health Partnership Fund
2. Councilmember discussion, questions, comments and other items regarding the
Proposed 2018 Budget



Wednesday, November 1- 1:30 p.m.
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1.   Sheriff’s Office - Sheriff Paul Pastor
2.   Corrections Bureau – Patti Jackson-Kidder, Chief of Corrections Bureau
 3.  Councilmember discussion, questions, comments and other items regarding the Proposed 2018 Budget




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Thursday, November 2 9:30 a.m.AgendaPacketVideo
1. Possible action on budget ordinance, fee ordinances, and implementing ordinances and resolutions.  (Public testimony will be taken on action items.)
 2. Councilmember discussion, questions, comments and other items regarding the Proposed 2018 Budget



Thursday, November 2 1:30 p.m.
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1.  Possible action on budget ordinance, fee ordinances, and implementing ordinances and resolutions.  (Public testimony will be taken on action items.)
 2.  Councilmember discussion, questions, comments and other items regarding the Proposed 2018 Budget




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Friday, November 3 - 9:30 a.m.AgendaPacketVideo
1.  Possible action on budget ordinance, fee ordinances, and implementing ordinances and resolutions.  (Public testimony will be taken on action items.)
 2.  Councilmember discussion, questions, comments and other items regarding the Proposed 2018 Budget



Friday, November 3 - 1:30 p.m.
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1.  Possible action on budget ordinance, fee ordinances, and implementing ordinances and resolutions.  (Public testimony will be taken on action items.)
 2.  Councilmember discussion, questions, comments and other items regarding the Proposed 2018 Budget




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Tuesday, November 7 - 3:00 p.m.AgendaPacketVideo
First reading at Council meeting on budget ordinance. Possible action on other budget related ordinances and resolutions.




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Friday, November 21- 3:00 p.m.AgendaPacketVideo
Possible final action at Council meeting on budget ordinance.  Possible action on other budget related ordinances and resolutions.