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2023 King County Councilmembers

2023 King County Councilmembers (from left): Peter von Reichbauer (District 7), Rod Dembowski (District 1), Girmay Zahilay (District 2), Vice Chair Jeanne Kohl-Welles (District 4), Chair Dave Upthegrove (District 5), Joe McDermott (District 8), Claudia Balducci (District 6), Sarah Perry (District 3), and (not pictured) Vice Chair Reagan Dunn (District 9).

Council News:


Council votes to send $1.25B Crisis Care Centers levy to voters
The King County Council voted Tuesday to send a $1.25 billion behavioral health levy to voters for consideration on an April special election ballot.


End of an era: Kohl-Welles announces plan to retire from Council
King County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles announced Wednesday that she plans to retire from office after her term ends in 2023.


McDermott will not seek re-election
King County Councilmember Joe McDermott announced Friday that he would not seek re-election to the Council. His term ends at the end of this year.


Council names Upthegrove new Chair as part of annual reorganization
King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove was on Tuesday selected by his peers to become the new Chair of the Council as members approved their annual reorganization for leadership roles.


Massive investments in public safety, transit, and housing headline approved 2023-2024 King County Budget
The King County Council on Tuesday approved a $16.2 billion budget to fund King County for the next two years. The 2023-2024 biennial budget includes funding for clean energy, affordable housing, public transit, protecting the environment, improving community safety, behavioral health and more.

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