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The Regional Planning section within the Office of Performance, Strategy and Budget (PSB) works with issues of land use planning, facility planning, demographics and governmental coordination in the Puget Sound region, King County and unincorporated King County.

The Regional Planning Section is responsible for coordinating updates to the King County Comprehensive Plan, Countywide Planning Policies and VISION 2040 and will coordinate the County's participation in the Growth Management Planning Council and other regional bodies. The Section also provides growth forecasting and demographics services to county department and the region, and supports and facilitates annexations of remaining urban unincorporated areas to cities.

The Regional Planning Section provides leadership, management and accountability for King County's long-range planning efforts. The Section coordinates and integrates comprehensive, countywide and regional planning efforts as directed by King County policy and in concert with the County's elected leaders. Guided by the King County Strategic Plan, the King County Comprehensive Plan, the Countywide Planning Policies, and VISION 2040, the Regional Planning Section works across King County government and with other jurisdictions to advance initiatives that support resilient, healthy, diverse, and sustainable communities.

Lauren Smith, Deputy Director for Regional Planning
Performance, Strategy and Budget
Phone:(206) 263-9606