Meeting with residents of District was opportunity to hear from the “best asset in policy making”
StoryMetropolitan King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn has completed his annual listening tour through County Council District 9. The visit included 9 City Councils, and 2 Unincorporated Area Councils. Dunn addressed each group about his legislative priorities and fielded questions about the County budget and other issues.
Councilmember Dunn delivered speeches to the City Councils of Bellevue, Black Diamond, Covington, Enumclaw, Kent, Issaquah, Maple Valley, Newcastle and Renton. He also spoke to two Unincorporated Area Councils – Four Creeks and Greater Maple Valley.
At each gathering, Dunn highlighted his responsibilities on the 2011 County Council and his goals towards making the County more fiscally sustainable. Although this is an annual event for him, Dunn felt this year was particularly important given the fiscal state of the County.
“Everywhere I went, I was told by residents that times are tough and the County needs to do more with less,” said Dunn. “It’s why I stay close to my district so I don’t lose sight of who I work for.”
The speeches highlighted his work in 2010 and talked about his goals for 2011; including reforming King County’s tax structure and updating the King County Strategic Plan for Public Transportation as Chair of the Regional Transit Committee.
“Most good ideas I get come from residents who live in King County, not from inside King County office buildings,” said Dunn. “It is important that I listen to residents because they are the best asset I have in policy making.”