Council Legislation

Proposed Ordinance No. 2023-69s

Title: An Ordinance of the Pierce County Council Establishing a Small Business Strengthening and Security Grant Program with a Focus on Supporting Businesses in Unincorporated Communities and Small Cities and Towns; Establishing Reporting Requirements; and Setting an Effective Date.

Effective: January 1, 2024

Status: Completed

Sponsors: Councilmembers Amy Cruver, Paul Herrera, Dave Morell

Final votes

December 5, 2023
Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye

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Public Comments

Name Date Comment
John Leslie 11/7/23 12:16 PM Finally some good legislation. Its sad that this is needed, but I'm sure will be very helpful to small businesses impacted by our horrid conditions.
Sue Ann & Eddie Hamilton 11/18/23 4:41 PM If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.      James 1:5 Sympathy interferes in life.  Let Empathy be preferred.   Respectfully, 2023-69s, surrenders to our epidemic of crime.  Rather the effort should be to secure the public safety, which is the first obligation of government, for which we pay taxes, you are elected, and have been given authority to do so.   The Declaration of Independence speaks to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness of which the  The economic right of property includes the right to own or acquire land, transfer land or property, and use this land and property freely. This right is not only protected by the Constitution but is protected by federal, state, and local laws to include the Pierce County Code. The U.S Constitution speaks to promoting the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries...   We, for a long time, have exceeded the...exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries... by providing, instead, public economic grants -- for the cause of CONTROL,  government has encroached upon these Rights. In like manner, the FREE MARKET is not intended to be provided government (public) economic grants, but security through the enforcement of local laws, criminal prosecution, and just punishment.   Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil.  Romans 13:2-3   Government grants perpetuate dependence rather than independence throughout society.   President Eisenhower, in his 1953 Inaugural Address put it this way: "A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both." Which his immediate preceding sentences are: "We must be ready to dare all for our country. For history does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. We must acquire proficiency in defense and display stamina in purpose. We must be willing, individually and as a Nation, to accept whatever sacrifices may be required of us." You, as leaders, not only provide legislation, but ensure enforcement.  If our communities' moral standards are out of control; you, through your presentation and actions, set the tone to follow; that morality and values be returned.  This is our prayer for you.  Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.  1 Timothy 2:1-2 If you lack wisdom, then, our suggestion remains as before.  A Countywide Prayer Proclamation, calling all faith leaders to assemble the people in prayer and study of religion and morality. May God hear, have mercy and deliver us from ourselves. Therefore, we do not support 2023-69s and urge your NO vote. Be Strong and Courageous, Sue Ann & Eddie Hamilton