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The Council's Government Accountability and Oversight Committee considers and make recommendations on:

  • improving the efficiency, cost effectiveness and performance of all branches of county government (legislative, executive and judicial);
  • enhancing oversight, accountability and transparency in county government; the annual county audit program and federal, state, or county audit reports; the administration of the Public Records Act; civil rights and compliance; capital projects oversight; strategic planning; performance measurement and performance management; management organizational structure; and technology management;
  • general government oversight, including customer service; worker safety; the Department of Assessments; Elections, Records and Licensing; Animal Control; cable communications; the County Fair; King County International Airport (Boeing Field); Risk Management; veterans; and executive services, such as telecommunications, facilities management, purchasing, and real property management; and
  • the implementation of appropriate labor agreements.

In areas within the committee's purview, the committee tracks state and federal legislative action and develops recommendations on policy direction for the biennial budget.

Meeting Times: Second and fourth Tuesday at 3:00 p.m.
Council Chambers, King County Courthouse, 10th floor

Chair: Pete von Reichbauer
Vice Chair: Larry Gossett
Members: Rod DembowskiJeanne Kohl-Welles

Committee Staff:
Lead Staff: Jenny Ngo
Committee Assistant: Angélica Calderón

Meeting materials for the Government Accountability and Oversight

Listed below are the meeting materials for the Government Accountability and Oversight committee. The meeting materials available before each meeting are combined into one PDF document and posted below under Meeting Agendas and Materials. On occasion, not all materials will be available before the meeting. Additional materials for the meeting are posted as they become available.

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