Council votes to keep meeting monthlyAfter a lack of a quorum for its September meeting, the Pierce County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (PCCJCC) discussed its future last month.
By: Jason Schulte, Pierce County Herald
After a lack of a quorum for its September meeting, the Pierce County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (PCCJCC) discussed its future last month.
With 16 members, nine are needed for a quorum and only eight showed up for the Sept. 26 meeting. Coordinator Linda Flanders asked those in attendance on Oct. 24 whether it was still prudent to hold monthly meetings.
Defense Attorney Liesl Nelson stated because the council is still in the growing stage, they need to meet as much as possible to get goals accomplished, a point seconded by District Attorney John O’Boyle. The rest of the council agreed with that opinion, stating despite all of their busy schedules, getting members of the county criminal justice system in the same room at the same time so they can work together is too important not to do.
County Board Chairman Jeff Holst suggested forming subcommittees so they can provide updates at the monthly meetings, which would then allow the council to dive further into meeting these goals.
For more please read the Nov. 7 print version of the Herald.