Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Chamber's Rep Chosen for Business Slot on County Salary Commission
The Pierce County Citizens Committee on Salaries for Elected Officials, held its first meeting last month, and will meet monthly through the end of the year.
The commission's regularly scheduled meetings will be held the fourth Wednesday of each month. Meetings will begin at 5 p.m. in Conference Room D of the Hess Building, located at 901 Tacoma Ave. S, Ste 105, Tacoma, WA 98405.
Meetings are open to the public. Meeting dates are as follows: Aug. 22, Sept. 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 28 and Dec. 26.
The citizen commission's role is to recommend to the County Council whether salary increases are warranted for the Assessor-Treasurer, Auditor, Executive and Sheriff. Under the Pierce County Charter, County Council salaries are 60 percent of the Executive's salary. Salaries for judges and the Prosecuting Attorney are set by state law.
Six of the commission's 10 members were selected by lot from voter registration rolls. The remaining four – representing labor, legal, business (Joanna Monroe) and human resources organizations - were nominated by the Executive and confirmed by the Council. The full list (below) is available in Resolution 2012-4, which confirmed the appointments. More information about the commission's directive is available in Ordinance 2012-21.