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Last July council meetings are in-district

July’s final two Pierce County Council meetings will be in-district meetings in Frederickson and University Place.

On July 22 at 5:30 p.m., councilmembers will be in District 3 at the county’s new Central Maintenance Facility (4812 196th St. E., Frederickson). On the agenda will be updates to the parks and open-space plan (2008-38) and a proposed Charter amendment (2008-55) that – if approved by voters in the fall – would govern how members are appointed to county government’s more than 40 citizen boards and commissions.

Represented by Councilmember Roger Bush, District 3 includes South Hill, Ashford, Eatonville, Elbe, Elk Plain, Frederickson, western Graham, eastern Roy and eastern Spanaway.

The July 29 meeting in District 7 will be at 3 p.m. at the county’s Environmental Services Building in University Place (9850 64th St. W.). It will immediately follow a groundbreaking ceremony for the North Dock Overpass project, which by 2010 will give pedestrians access to the beach from the soon-to-open Central Meadow Park at the Chambers Creek Properties.

Councilmembers at the July 29 meeting will consider proposals to create a parks, trails and open space funding task force (R2008-110) and to allow certain off-premises commercial signs in the county right-of-way (2008-56). Council District 7 includes the Gig Harbor and Key peninsulas as well as University Place, Fircrest and Fox Island, and is represented by Council Chair Terry Lee.

The council conducts one meeting a year in each of the seven council districts. They are in lieu of the regular 3 p.m. council meetings held each Tuesday on the 10th floor of the County-City Buidling in Tacoma (930 Tacoma Ave. S., Room 1045). Visit www.piercecountywa.gov/council (click on “Meetings”) for complete meeting agendas.

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