Council Legislation

Proposed Ordinance No. 2017-12s

Title: An Ordinance of the Pierce County Council Improving Government Efficiency and Effectiveness by Consolidating and Renaming Certain County Departments and Updating Obsolete References in the Pierce County Code; and Amending Various Chapters and Sections within Titles 1, 2, 3, 4, 4A, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17A, 17B, 17C, 18, 18A, 18B, 18D, 18E, 18F, 18G, 18H, 18I, 18J, 19C, 19D, 19E and 20 PCC. (Executive Departments--Consolidation)

Effective: April 14, 2017

Status: Passed

Sponsors: Councilmembers Douglas G. Richardson, Derek Young

Final votes

March 28, 2017
Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye

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Public Comments

Name Date Comment
David M Friscia 3/17/17 2:32 PM RE: Proposal No. 2017-6, 2017 Chapter 2.07 DEPARTMENTAL DIRECTOR QUALIFICATIONS An under-graduate's baccalaureate degree is the lowest qualifications framework in a profession's qualifications. If a Department Director hasn't obtained a Masters degree, they will not have attained exposure to their profession's current body of knowledge. Within the area studied, master's graduates are expected to possess advanced knowledge of a specialized body of theoretical and applied topics; high order skills in analysis, critical evaluation, or professional application; and the ability to solve complex problems and think rigorously and independently. The Bachelor's degree Education for various departments is entirely inadequate to meet the requirements Chapter 2.06 DEPARTMENTS AND ORGANIZATION. Without high-order skills, Pierce County will have low-order performance from its Department Directors.