Editorial: Too few options
All 17 seats on the Pierce County Board are up for grabs. But no joke, the April 1 spring election has just one contested race.
Pierce County faces several big issues. The most obvious and pressing is how to house prisoners in an aging, overcrowded facility. Highway infrastructure, zoning, human services and public health are among concern others. The growing demand to site new silica sand mines or expand existing ones could increase pressure on most of these areas.
We urge our neighbors across the river to vote. Support an unopposed incumbent or express an opposing view by writing in a different name. And we hope the few residents who have an option flood the polls and show the rest of the county how it’s done.