Gov. Inslee Issues moratorium on changes to joint city-county public health jurisdictions

Yesterday afternoon Gov. Inslee issued a proclamation preventing dissolution of health departments.

“This proclamation puts a pause in effect on efforts to terminate a health district or a city-county health department such as what is currently taking place in Pierce County,” said Gov. Inslee.

It remains to be seen if the Pierce County Council will proceed with voting on this measure at tomorrow's scheduled meeting. The Governor’s Office stated that if the county proceeds with the vote, it will be doing so in violation of the law.