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The Metropolitan King County Council is about to begin the process of reviewing the 2021-22 biennial King County Budget. Due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic, the budget process will differ from years past. To help facilitate public involvement, we will share details about the process here, including key dates and updates as it moves forward. King County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles will lead the council through the process as Chair of the Budget and Fiscal Management Committee.

On Tuesday, September 22, King County Executive Dow Constantine will present his budget proposal to the council. The council will then begin a deliberation process that will likely wrap up in mid-November with the adoption of the 2021-22 budget. To expedite that process and allow councilmembers to focus on the budget, all other council committees will stand down until the budget is finalized.

The public is encouraged to take part in the process by commenting on various aspects of the budget and suggesting changes along the way. Several meetings will allow time for public comment on the budget. Due to the resource intensive coordination involved with conducting public comment for remote meetings, public comment has been limited to the following meetings:

• Budget and Fiscal Management Committee (BFM): Wednesday, September 30, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. (estimated) 
• BFM: Thursday, October 22, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. (est.) 
• BFM: Thursday, November 12, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. (est.)  
• Council: Tuesday, November 17, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (est.)  

This page will be updated with more information, including links to the full budget proposal, as the process moves forward, so check back for more information.

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