Pierce County Council voted last week to form a flood district that will tax all of Pierce County, including Ruston (read The News Tribune's story here). The money raised will go towards flood control measures in the county. The last time this issue came up, Ruston joined several other cities appealing the move (previous story here).
It does not appear Ruston will be joining any appeal this time. Mayor Hopkins responded to an email inquiry to say that the issue had been to the hearing examiner already. He said it appears Gig Harbor is considering appealing the council's decision. So taxes will go up by January 1st at earliest on this new measure, even in Ruston.