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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.

PUBLIC NOTICE: The Budget and Fiscal Management Committee meetings will be held virtually until further notice. To help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Chambers will be closed and all committee members and staff will be participating in the meeting remotely. 

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 two ways to provide public comment:

  1. Written public comment: You may comment in writing on current agenda items by submitting your 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.

  2. Oral public comment: 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 identification 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 our Language Access Coordinator, Reeni Nair at 206-477-4978, 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: 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 AM on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month

Committee Membership

Chair: Joe McDermott 
Vice Chair: Dave Upthegrove 
Members: Claudia BalducciRod DembowskiJeanne Kohl-Welles, Sarah PerryGirmay 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

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