To effectively perform their job, legislators rely heavily on input from many different sources. Yet, much of what they actually decide depends on the views, interests, and preferences of the citizens who elect them.
The Council is the legislative branch of the Pierce County government and is the policy-determining body of the County, as provided by the County Charter. The Council has all powers of the County not otherwise reserved to the people, the Executive, or general law. Members are elected from seven contiguous and equally populated districts and each county councilmember represents a district having a population of approximately 125,000 people and is elected to four-year terms.