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Councilmember Sarah Perry’s committees

Find out which committees Councilmember Sarah Perry serves on. 

About Council Committees



Local Services and Land Use Committee

I am excited to share that my colleagues have once again elected me as Chair of the Local Services and Land Use Committee of the King County Council. I look forward to leading on issues of our unincorporated and rural areas. These issues include:

  • permitting and zoning
  • county roads and bridges
  • local parks and trails
  • housing
  • growth management
  • water and sewer district plans
  • historic preservation

Regional Transit Committee

The Regional Transit Committee reviews policies and makes recommendations to the county. They focus on county-wide policies and public transportation services operated by the county. The committee’s responsibilities include the Strategic Plan for Public Transportation. This plan sets objectives, goals and strategies for King County Metro. They also own King County Metro Service Guidelines. This is the blueprint for allocation of transit service and measuring performance. They are also responsible for the METRO CONNECTS long-range plan.

Vice Chair

Law, Justice, Health and Human Services 

The Council's Law, Justice, Health and Human Services Committee considers and makes recommendations on policies relating to law, safety, and criminal justice, as well as policies related to health and housing services. The committee focuses on:

  • Carter amendments related to the duties of the sheriff’s office
  • Charter amendments related to the duties of the sheriff’s office
  • Public safety
  • Adult detention
  • Juvenile justice and youth services
  • Superior and district courts
  • Judicial administration
  • Prosecuting attorney
  • Public defense
  • Emergency medical services
  • Office of law enforcement oversight
  • Bail reform
  • Pretrial services
  • Alternatives to incarceration
  • Combating human trafficking
  • Hate crime prevention
  • Civil rights 
  • Health services provided to the community by county agencies and branches
  • Public health programs, including those related to the protection, promotion, and provision functions of the department of public health and the structure of the public health center
  • Human services programs, including review of human services-related levies

King County Flood Control District

The Flood Control District’s Board of Supervisors is its primary governing body. It is made up of the members of the Metropolitan King County Council. The District manages the planning and funding maintenance and repairs of the flood control system. The District's effort focus on protecting lives and property. They also work to ensure that a large part of King County’s economic infrastructure is safe from the damage caused by fall and winter storms.

Council Committees

  • King County Council
  • Committee of the Whole 
  • Budget and Fiscal Management

Outside Committees

  • 4Culture (Cultural Development Authority Board)
  • Eastside Rail Corridor Regional Advisory Committee, (Co-Chair)
  • Eastside Transportation Partnership (ETP)
  • MIDD (Mental Illness and Drug Dependency Advisory Board)
  • Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) General Assembly
  • PSRC Growth Management Policy Board
  • Washington Association of Counties (WSAC) Board of Directors (Alternate)
  • Snoqualmie Watershed Forum
  • Northshore Park and Recreation Service Are