"Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier presented his proposed 2020 – 2021 biennial budget to the County Council Tuesday afternoon.
The 2020-2021 biennial proposed budget includes and extends many of the successful initiatives launched since January 2017. Those successes include the County’s renewed investment in behavioral health resources. In addition to an expansion of the Mobile Community Intervention Response Team, the new Crisis Recovery Center located in the Parkland/Spanaway area will be under construction soon, with completion expected in 2020."
"Dammeier has been working with mayors and communities across Pierce County on a regional approach to creating more affordable housing. The effort, led in collaboration with City of Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards and Councilmember Connie Ladenburg, is laying the foundation for action in 2020. It will be funded, in part, by existing tax proceeds redirected to local jurisdictions by the state of Washington to accelerate the creation of affordable housing."