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Dow Constantine


Public invited to direct priorities for King County government

Summary

The Strategic Plan will be refreshed in 2014, and right now a robust public engagement effort is underway to gather input from people that will help to guide the County’s priorities over the next five years.

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Every elected official and employee in King County government makes decisions, both routine and major, based on the 2010 King County Strategic Plan.

The Strategic Plan will be refreshed in 2014, and right now a robust public engagement effort is underway to gather input from people that will help to guide the County’s priorities over the next five years.

In Person

People can participate in person at the following workshops. With the exception of the Vashon workshop, all sessions will run from 6-8 p.m.:

*   Tuesday, Oct. 29
Snoqualmie City Hall Council
Chambers 1st Floor
38624 SE River St.,
Snoqualmie, WA   98065

*   Wednesday, Oct. 30
Courthouse Square (6:30 – 8:30 p.m.) at the court space
19021 Vashon Highway SW,
Vashon, WA  98070

Tuesday, Nov. 5
Green River Community College
Lindbloom Ctr., Olympus/Baker Room
12401 SE 320th St.,
Auburn, WA  98092

*   Wednesday, Nov. 6
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
Grand Rehearsal Hall 1st Floor
104 17th Ave S, Seattle, WA  98144

*The Monday, October 28 meeting at the Renton Worksource building has been cancelled. Residents can still participate online.

Online

King County recently launched www.OneKingCounty.info, a website designed to encourage an online conversation around key issues. Whether people choose to participate online or in-person, feedback can be submitted through Nov. 30, 2013.

Through the social media interface at www.OneKingCounty.info, people can add their ideas, support or “like” good ideas that have already been contributed, and they can share thoughts about the future of King County with their friends and families on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google Plus.

Among the questions and areas King County is exploring for the updated plan are:

  • What do you most appreciate about living in King County?
  • What challenges have you experienced living in King County?
  • How can King County improve?
  • What are your "big ideas" to help move King County forward?

Community conversations

To ensure that everyone is fairly heard, King County officials will also meet with community members who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian, Somali, and Chinese to gather input on the Strategic Plan and the county's future. Participants will be invited by local organizations that are hosting the meetings, including the Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA), Asian Counseling and Referral Services, Somali Community Services Coalition, El Centro de la Raza, and Casa Latina.

For more information about the updated Strategic Plan project, email OneKingCounty@kingcounty.gov or call 206-263-1182.

A Public Service Announcement about the public comment period is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gT6NUQ74THg&feature=em-share_video_user



King County Executive
Dow Constantine
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