Tumwater moves to renew contract with Thurston County prosecutors


Tumwater’s public health committee approved the renewal of a contract to maintain legal support services provided by the Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

The committee recommended yesterday, September 13, for Mayor Debbie Sullivan to sign an interlocal agreement between the city and the county prosecutors to extend their working relationship. The agreement will be placed on the agenda for the next city council meeting on September 20, when the city council will vote on it.

The city and county prosecutors’ long-standing agreement will expire on December 31, 2022. The contract renewal will see their partnership continue until the end of December 2024.

Tumwater will be paying less after the county prosecutors updated their figures, with the city paying $200,400 yearly under the proposed new arrangement, compared to the current fee of $210,000.

Under the agreement, the county prosecutors will provide all of the legal support work necessary for the prosecution of Tumwater’s cases.

The county prosecutors will also provide civil case support related to code enforcement on an as-needed basis for $140 per hour and accumulable up to $30,000.


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