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The Regional Policy Committee reviews and recommends regional policies and plans, other than transit and water quality plans, approved through a work program for the committee.

Issues that may be referred to the Committee or be the subject of the Committee's policy development include health and human services, open space, affordable housing and homelessness, review of county-wide levy plans, solid waste management, economic development, road investments, criminal justice, emergency management planning, jails and district court services, and the siting of regional facilities.

This Committee may also consider issues relating to major regional governance transition and consolidation, particularly those involving potential changes in organization and responsibilities with other county, city, or regional organizations.

PUBLIC NOTICE: The Regional Policy 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 Regional Policy Committee values community input and looks forward to hearing from you on current agenda items.

You may comment in writing on current agenda items by submitting your comments using the link below. Comments submitted by 1:00 p.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 comment.  Please 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.

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. 

Dial:   1 253 215 8782
Meeting ID:  814 6117 8313

Password:  179902

To help us manage the meeting, please use the Livestream or King County TV options, if possible, to watch or listen to the meeting.

Meeting Time: 3:00 PM on the second Wednesday of each month


Chair: Pete von Reichbauer
Vice Chair: Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus
County Council MembersClaudia BalducciRod Dembowski,
Alternate:  Jeanne Kohl-Welles

Sound Cities Association Appointees:
Redmond Mayor Angela Birney 
Algona Mayor Dave Hill
Bellevue City Councilmember John Stokes
Alternate: Bothell Councilmember James McNeal
Alternate: Renton Mayor Armondo Pavone 

City of Seattle Members:
Councilmember Lisa Herbold
Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda
Alternate: Councilmember Debora Juarez
Alternate: Councilmember Andrew Lewis

Committee Staff:
Lead Staff: Jennifer Giambattista
Committee Assistant: Marka Steadman

Meeting materials for the Regional Policy Committee

Listed below are the meeting materials for the Regional Policy 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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