This editorial will appear in tomorrow’s print edition.
For the foreseeable future, Pierce County government is likely to be all about making do with less, slogging through the present economic agony while still providing police protection and other essential services for citizens.
The County Council, which writes the budget, is where much of the action will be. Its spending decisions will shape county government, sparing some programs at the expense of others, approving labor contracts and otherwise making ends meet with excruciatingly tight revenues.
County voters are about to pick three fresh faces for the council’s three open positions, which …