Update: The council unanimously – and without comment – reinstated the Superior Court seat this afternoon.
The Pierce County Council this afternoon is scheduled to formally reinstate the Superior Court it eliminated last November.
The council voted unanimously to eliminate the seat formerly held by Judge Michael Hecht. The move came just a day after Hecht announced his resignation. He previously was convicted of felony harassment and paying a man for sex.
The council cited the need for budget flexibility as it tried to balance the 2010 budget. It claimed state law gave it the discretion to determine …