The Pierce County Council voted 4-3 against a set of ordinances that would have authorized a one tenth of one percent sales tax. A supermajority of five members was needed to pass the tax. The sales tax proceeds would have been directed to behavioral health services in Pierce County.
This vote comes after months of information gathering and public feedback on behavioral health issues facing Pierce County. Had the tax passed, Pierce County would have been one of 23 counties that currently collect the tax. It is estimated that in 2018, the average amount paid by each person in Pierce County… Read More