2019-2020 Proposed Budget
King County provides critical local and regional services to millions of people, with a two-year budget of about $11.6 billion, 15,000 employees and more than 60 lines of business. The 2019-2020 Proposed Budget invests in clean water and healthy habitat, homelessness, mobility, and other important services that reflect the values of King County residents.
Proposed Budget Highlights
The 2019-2020 Proposed Budget emphasizes core values and priorities, and sets regional government on a course to deliver the highest level of service to King County.
Three significant reorganizations will create clearer accountability and improve customer service.
The 2019-2020 Proposed Budget calls for funding additional shelters with onsite services to help people transition to stable housing.
Protecting and Restoring the Natural Environment
The 2019-2020 Proposed Budget makes ambitious investments in clean water and healthy habitat.
Washington State needs a fair, simple, and stable tax system.
In addition, the 2019-2020 Proposed Budget addresses a number of strategic priorities and issues facing King County.
- Clean Water, Healthy Habitat
- Zero Youth Detention
- Equity and Social Justice
- Strategic Climate Action Plan
- Best Run Government: Financial and Cost Management
- New Departments: Metro Transit, Local Services, and Human Resources
Executive Dow Constantine transmitted his budget to the King County Council on Monday, Sept. 24. Council deliberations will occur throughout the fall, and the Council will likely adopt a final budget prior to the Thanksgiving holiday.