VISION 2040: Planning Your community

Community Plan updates are underway.  Please make it a point to be involved in this process.  The GMA mandated that counties create a guiding document for setting and achieving goals.  The Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC), a council created by the legislature,...

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Gnu City? One is on it’s way…

Story courtesy of Marianne Lincoln and the Pierce Prairie Post Pierce County needs jobs. It has lost many of its major employers over the past 20 years. Nalleys, Hygrade, ASARCO, Kaiser to name a few. For better or for worse, they are gone. Today the Washington State...

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MPO Responsibilities

I realize that there is a great deal of reading needed to grasp all of the laws that govern the actions of a metropolitan planning organization (MPO), including the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC).  So, I will send it in pieces to shorten the reading curve. My...

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Toxicity of Sewage and Black Water in Septics

At our last PCC meeting, the subject of toxic septic discharge arose.  I mentioned the “list of 9” and the “list of 126 Priority Pollutants” that must, under federal law, be tested for in sewage bio-solids.  I was in error – it is actually the “list of 25”, not 9. ...

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Why Consistency & Concurrency are important

Consistency between the County Comprehensive Plan and the comprehensive plans of all municipalities within the County Consistency of comprehensive plans of each municipality and county with comprehensive plans of neighboring municipalities and counties with common...

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