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November 17, 2020
King County Council passes $12.59 billion biennial budget that invests with purpose in housing, anti-racist policies, programs for the vulnerable, community engagement
At a time of immense division across the political and social spectrum, the King County Council again demonstrated its ability to come together to invest in the region’s future with the passage of a landmark $12.59 billion budget for the next two years.

October 13, 2020
Council Passes Unprecedented Funding to Create Supportive Housing
The King County Council gave the go-ahead to an unprecedented investment to target help to the people experiencing homelessness who are the hardest to reach. Backed by a 0.01% sales tax increase, the legislation will provide permanent, supportive housing for those deemed “chronically homeless” – people who reside in a place not meant for human habitation for at least a year, and with serious physical or behavioral health issues. 

September 29, 2020
King County Budget Process Starts this Week
The King County Council has begun the process of reviewing the executive proposed 2021-2022 biennial King County budget. 

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