County Council designates certain areas “No Racing Zones”

Joining several cities across the county — including Tacoma, Puyallup, Fife and Sumner — the Pierce County Council passed an ordinance targeting street racers in unincorporated areas of the county.

Said cites have passed “Stay Out of Areas Racing” zones. Street racing and reckless driving is illegal per Washington state law and in these cities’ codes, and in SOAR areas, it is also illegal to participate and watch street racing.

The ordinance passed by the County Council on Nov. 30 designates certain areas within unincorporated Pierce County as “No Racing Zones” and authorizes vehicle impound penalties to discourage such activity.

In other action, the council confirmed Constance White as clerk of the Pierce County Superior Court. She succeeds Kevin Stock, who is retiring after serving in the role for almost two decades.

White has served in court administration since 2002. She most recently served as the court administrator for The Colony — a city in Denton County, Texas, and suburb of Dallas — where she managed all functions of the municipal court. Previously, she served as the director of court services for Burleson, Texas.

The council passed an ordinance related to flood hazard areas in Pierce County to stay in compliance with the federal National Flood Insurance Program that mitigates flood risk.

The council passed a resolution extending the sunset date of the Pierce County Agriculture Advisory Committee from Jan. 15, 2023, to Jan. 15, 2024.

The council set the date of an evening District 7 council meeting for 6:30 p.m., Thursday at the Pierce County Council Chambers, 930 Tacoma Ave. S. Room 1045, in Tacoma. The county charter requires at least one evening meeting per year for each district.


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