Pierce County leaders are coming together to help ensure the voice of Pierce County voters is heard in the litigation surrounding the passage of Initiative 976.
Executive Bruce Dammeier has requested Prosecutor Mary Robnett begin preliminary research and background work on Pierce County potentially intervening in the King County Superior Court litigation. By doing so, Pierce County would offer support, assistance and resources to the state Attorney General’s Office as it defends I-976.
“We have heard the voters of Pierce County,” said County Executive Bruce Dammeier. “As people elected to serve our residents, we believe it is our responsibility to do all that we can to make sure their opinions have impact and influence in this matter before the court.”
There is a limited window of time to impact the litigation proceedings, making the need to act swiftly even more critical.
The Pierce County Council will formally consider the matter at the Dec. 10 Council meeting.
Council Chair Doug Richardson said, “I look forward to considering the request to intervene with my Council colleagues next week.”
Click here to read Executive Dammeier’s request to Prosecutor Mary Robnett.