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The Budget and Fiscal Management Committee considers and makes recommendations on the county revenue and expenditure fiscal structural gap, capital and operating budget appropriations. It also considers the sale, lease or transfer of real property to or by the county; debt and investment proposals; bond issues; matters pertaining to the Office of Economic and Financial Analysis; levies (unless referred to another committee); supplemental appropriations related to the COVID-19 pandemic response; and financial policies; however, any levy proposals or bond proposals to finance projects or programs to address, mitigate or respond to climate change and its impacts must first be considered and recommendations made by the transit, economy and environment committee and must be considered and recommendations made by the budget and fiscal management committee. The committee shall develop recommendations on policy direction for the biennial budget, based on the recommendations of other council committees, and takes into account the estimated fiscal impacts of state and federal legislation.

Hybrid Meetings:  Attend King County Council committee meetings in person in Council Chambers (Room 1001), 516 3rd Avenue in Seattle, or through remote access.  Details on how to attend and/or provide comment remotely are listed below.

HOW TO PROVIDE PUBLIC COMMENT: The Budget and Fiscal Management Committee values community input and looks forward to hearing from you on agenda items.

There are three ways to provide public comment:

  1. In person:  You may attend the meeting and provide comment in the Council Chambers.
  2. By email: You may comment in writing on current agenda items by submitting your email comments using the link below. Comments submitted by 8:00 a.m. on the day of the meeting will be distributed to the committee members and appropriate staff prior to the meeting. 

Click here to submit written public commentPlease include the topic and, if known, the related committee in the subject line of your email.

If you would like to comment on an item not on the current agenda, you can email the Councilmembers here.

  1. Remote attendance at the meeting by phone or computer: You may provide oral comment on current agenda items during the meeting’s public comment period by connecting to the meeting via phone or computer using the ZOOM application and the webinar ID below.  

    You are not required to sign up in advance. Comments are limited to current agenda items.

    You have the right to language access services at no cost to you. To request these services, please contact Language Access Coordinator, Leslie Monteiro at 206-848-0355, or by 8:00 a.m. the day prior to the meeting.


Webinar ID: 810 4606 8704

If you do not have access to the ZOOM application, you can connect to the meeting by calling 1-253-215-8782 and using the webinar ID above. Connecting in this manner, however, may impact your ability to be unmuted to speak.

HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN TO THE MEETING REMOTELY: There are several ways to watch or listen in to the meeting:

  1. Stream online via this link:, or input the link web address into your web browser

  2. Watch King County TV Channel 22 (Comcast Channel 22 and 322(HD), Wave Broadband Channel 22)

  3. Listen to the meeting by telephone – See “Connecting to the Meeting” above

To help us manage the meeting, if you do not wish to be called upon for public comment please use the Livestream or King County TV options listed above, if possible, to watch or listen to the meeting.

Meeting Times: 
9:30 a.m. on October 18, 19, 20, 25, and 26
9:30 a.m. on November 8, 10, and (if needed) 14

Committee Membership

Chair: Joe McDermott 
Vice Chair: Dave Upthegrove 
Members: Claudia BalducciRod Dembowski, Reagan DunnJeanne Kohl-Welles, Sarah Perry, Pete von ReichbauerGirmay Zahilay

Committee Staff:
Lead Staff: Brandi Paribello
Committee Clerk: Marka Steadman

Meeting Materials for the Budget and Fiscal Management Committee

Listed below are the meeting materials for the Budget and Fiscal Management 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.

(If links are not displaying below, you may access agenda materials at

2023-2024 Biennial Budget Panels

Week 2 of the Council’s budget review process is dedicated to panel meetings in order to conduct in-depth briefings of appropriation units aligned to a specific policy area. Panel meetings will take place from 9:30 a.m. through approximately 12:00 p.m. each day.

Panel 1 - Housing and Homelessness; Behavioral Health; Fill the Gap

9:30 a.m., Tuesdays, October 4 and 11, 2022
Webinar ID: 829 0545 9966
This panel will review and make decisions on budgets related to appropriation units such as Housing and Community Development, Behavioral Health, Mental Illness and Drug Dependency, Public Health, etc.
Chair: Councilmember Zahilay
Members: Councilmembers McDermott, Balducci, Dunn, Kohl-Welles, Perry and von Reichbauer

Meeting materials:

Panel 2 - Climate & Environment; Invest in People

9:30 a.m., Wednesdays, October 5 and 12, 2022
Webinar ID: 847 6266 8481
This panel will review and make decisions on budgets related to appropriation units such as Parks, Recreation, and Open Space, Planning and Permitting, and Metro Transit, etc.
Chair: Councilmember Dembowski
Members: Councilmembers McDermott, Balducci, Kohl-Welles, Perry, Upthegrove, von Reichbauer and Zahilay

Meeting materials:

Panel 3 - Support a Safe King County for Everyone

9:30 a.m., Thursdays, October 6 and 13, 2022
Webinar ID: 832 9256 7573
This panel will review and make decisions on budgets related to appropriation units such as the Sheriff, Office of Law Enforcement Oversight, Prosecuting Attorney, Public Defense, etc.
Chair: Councilmember Upthegrove
Members: Councilmembers McDermott, Balducci, Dembowski, Kohl-Welles, Perry, von Reichbauer and Zahilay

Meeting materials:

For additional information on the budget process, please visit the Council’s Budget page.

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Relay: 711
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