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Dow Constantine


Executive proposed budget cuts the last of human services in the county’s General Fund

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In order to help close a $60 million shortfall in the General Fund, the cuts to be proposed by the King County Executive in his 2011 budget next week will include elimination of all remaining General Fund support for human services. The proposed budget will eliminate $850,000 for the last two human service programs remaining in the General Fund – those supporting survivors of domestic violence and victims of sexual assault.

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In order to help close a $60 million shortfall in the General Fund, the cuts to be proposed by the King County Executive in his 2011 budget next week will include elimination of all remaining General Fund support for human services.

The proposed budget will eliminate $850,000 for the last two human service programs remaining in the General Fund – those supporting survivors of domestic violence and victims of sexual assault.

Program Area

Amount

Domestic Violence Survivor Services

$637,101

Sexual Assault Victim Services

$158,156

Other / Misc

$53,894

GF Revenue to DCHS – 2010

$849,151

Over the past three years the County has been steadily stepping down General Fund support for human services, which are not mandated by law.

Human services in the General Fund were reduced from $20 million in 2008 to zero in last year’s 2010 Executive Proposed Budget, but the County Council in the final budget restored $850,000 for domestic violence and sexual assault programs in the Children and Family Services (CFS) sub-fund.

General Fund Revenues for human services 2008-2011

General Fund Revenues for human services

2008 Adopted Budget

2009 Adopted Budget

2010 Adopted Budget

2011

Proposed

General Fund in Mental Health

$1,921,224

    $1,635,420

$0

$0

General Fund in Substance Abuse

$3,356,498

$3,166,986

$0

$0

General Fund in CFS Fund

$15,054,688

$8,647,342

$849,151

$0

Total

$20,332,410

$13,449,748

$849,151

$0

The Executive will outline all the cuts he must make to submit a balanced budget when he delivers his 2011 budget proposal on Monday, Sept. 27, in a speech before the Metropolitan King County Council.



King County Executive
Dow Constantine
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