"Pierce County Council leaders saw common ground with new county Executive Bruce Dammeier following his state of the county address Wednesday.
The speech highlighted Dammeier’s priorities, including a proposal for a $10.7 million supplemental budget adjustment, more than half of it targeted toward beefing up local behavioral health services.
'What we saw today was the executive’s priorities align with ours, and that certainly is good for us and for the county going forward. We’re looking forward to being able to work with him,' said county Councilman Rick Talbert, who sought the executive’s seat in last November’s election, won by Dammeier."
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