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Upthegrove, Lambert, Dembowski and Kohl-Welles to direct council budget deliberations


The committee will spend the next six weeks analyzing all aspects of the spending plan


Four members of the Metropolitan King County Council’s Budget Committee will lead the council’s review of the Executive Proposed 2019-2020 King County Budget.

Budget Chair Dave Upthegrove and Vice Chair Kathy Lambert will be joined by Councilmembers Rod Dembowski and Jeanne Kohl-Welles in directing the deliberations of the proposed $11.6 billion budget. The proposal, delivered to the council by County Executive Dow Constantine, includes a $1.6 billion General Fund budget, three-quarters of which is targeted for law, justice and public safety services.

All nine members of the council serve as members of the Budget Committee during the council’s review of the proposal. The committee will spend the next six weeks analyzing all aspects of the spending plan.

The council’s review of the budget will begin with a special meeting on Wednesday, October 3, when councilmembers will hear from the county’s separately elected officials on their proposed budgets. The public will have an opportunity to discuss their budget priorities when the Budget Committee holds a special night meeting on Thursday, October 4 at Chief Kanim Middle School in Fall City.

The council’s vote to adopt the County Budget will take place in November.

You can follow the deliberations on the Council’s 2019-2020 Budget page, Facebook and Twitter (#KCBudget).
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