Council Legislation

Proposed Ordinance No. 2022-5s2

Title: An Ordinance of the Pierce County Council Amending Title 18B of the Pierce County Code, "Development Regulations – Signs," for All Unincorporated Areas of Pierce County, Including All Community Plan Areas, to Provide Needed Updates, Reconciliation, and Implementation of Policy Amendments from the 2021 Pierce County Comprehensive Plan Amendment Cycle Necessary for Compliance with Reed v. Town of Gilbert, 576 U.S. 155 (2015); Adopting Findings of Fact; and Setting an Effective Date.

Effective: May 1, 2022

Status: Passed

Sponsors: Councilmembers Ryan Mello, Derek Young

Final votes

March 22, 2022
Aye Aye Aye Aye Nay Aye Aye
March 29, 2022
Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye

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Public Comments

Name Date Comment
Terisa Winters Steiber 2/28/22 11:19 AM Mr. Chairman and Members of this committee. My name is Terisa Winters Steiber and I would like to respectfully thank you for your time and consideration. I oppose Bill 2344. I own and operate Rockytopp Kennel in Lansing Iowa and we sell our puppies privately as well as utilize a brokerage to sell to pet stores. We run a family business and employ 1 full time employee as well as a few part time ones. I have been raising dogs for over 30 years at several different levels. I am currently USDA and Iowa State licensed and regulated. I am also IKAP certified. I have never had any critical violations and strive to operate above and beyond requirements. We have several on hand vet resources we use as the need arises and our attending vet is at our facility at least once a month and does a total hand on inspection of every dog in our facility a minimum of once a year. Our kennel is frequently toured by our local vet tech program, local representatives, sheriff departments, schools and special needs organizations. We have unannounced inspections by USDA and State inspectors. Our brokerage has toured our facility and I hers. I have had Breed registry representatives from AKC and APRI at our facility as well as pet store owners. I have had the privilege of touring several kennels in 8 states. I work hard at being educated in my job. In 2019 I had 43.5 hours of continuing education. I am on several local and state industry boards. I work hard to help educate the public and other breeders about my business and how to raise healthy, well socialized dogs. I have attended representative opportunities at my state level and at the US Capitol level to help educate them about what I do. My adults and puppies are vaccinated and dewormed as to the Protocol of Dr. Bob Page DVM. I have had all my dogs OFA tested. I strive to raise puppies above and beyond the requirements of my regulators and provide them to the public. My dogs have very large enclosures and can run daily. We work with them all daily on obedience and socialization. We visit several public facilities with our adult dogs and our puppies. We walk them on leashes and expose them to everything we can. We retire our breeding dogs at a young age and work to give them an occupation change in a new environment. If Bill 2344 passes it will lead to my family’s lifestyle having to change. We will have to lay off our employees who depend on their income with us. We will be forced to no longer do what we love and have strived so hard to do the right way. It will take the choice away from people where to purchase their puppies and force them to purchase something they have little or no background information on. It could cause a safety risk to them and others around the dogs they PURCHASE not adopt from rescues and shelters. They will have no genetic information on their dogs and have no idea of the dog’s health risks. I respectfully thank you for your time and consideration in not passing Bill 2344 and have provided written documentation to your committee. Terisa Winters Steiber