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January 22-26, 2018

The 4th Council meeting of the month means the public will have the opportunity to speak to Councilmembers on issues of County interest.

As we count down the days to the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, the Council will recognize the host city of the games, PyeongChang in the Republic of Korea.

Councilmembers will also act on reappointments to committees that provide oversight and advice to the Council and Executive on a wide number of issues:

David Pilgrim to the King County Landmarks Commission,
Pastor Kenneth Ransfer to the King County Office of Law Enforcement Oversight (OLEO) Citizens Committee on Independent Oversight.

The meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, January 22.


At the Committee level:
The King County Auditor is responsible for advising the County Council and the heads of executive agencies about ways to make government more efficient, effective, and equitable. The Auditor’s Office will present its annual report to the Council’s Government Accountability and Oversight Committee.

(Tuesday, January 23 at 9:30 a.m.)

Legislation involving public interaction with the King County Sheriff’s Office and how the county serves the region’s growing immigrant community will be part of the Law and Justice Committee. Members will discuss and possible send to the full Council:

• Accepting the report from the Sheriff on implementation of an enhanced, culturally appropriate antibias, violence deescalation, and crisis intervention training program,
• Legislation establishing requirements for how agencies, offices and employees will provide services to immigrants, including requirements for the department of adult and juvenile detention honoring of federal administrative detainers.

(Tuesday, January 23 at 1:30 p.m.)

At a special meeting of the Health, Housing and Human Services Committee, three vital human service programs will be on the agenda with members accepting:

• The first annual report on the Best Starts for Kids initiative,
• The annual progress report on the implementation of the King County Veterans and Human Services Levy Service Improvement Plan,
• And approving the Mental Illness and Drug Dependency 2 Evaluation Plan.

(Wednesday, January 24 at 1:30 p.m.)


Coming Up at the Council is a summary of highlights for upcoming council and committee agendas. To read complete agendas and the full text of legislation, please visit the King County Council’s LEGISEARCH system at

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are in the King County Council Chambers, Room 1001, King County Courthouse, 516 Third Ave, Seattle, WA

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