Recently I recounted the ongoing tug of war among Pierce County’s elected officials, especially the county executive and council.
One recurring theme I heard as I spoke with people about the relationship between County Executive Pat McCarthy and council members was a lack of communication.
Council members complain McCarthy has vetoed ordinances without raising objections in advance. They also say she’s announced significant decisions – like a new planning department amnesty program for people who built decks and other structures without a permit – without consulting them.
“Sometimes I was reading the information in the press releases,” said …