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Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee

Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee

The committee considers and makes recommendations on transportation, including passenger ferries, regional trails and public transportation including spending plans for new revenue, if any, and fares and fare equity policies; the environment, including: salmon recovery and barriers to recovery such as culverts; energy; water quality, including wastewater; regional parks and open space, including conservations futures tax; climate, including levy proposals or bond proposals to finance projects or programs to address, mitigate or respond to climate change and its impacts, and the King County Strategic Climate Action Plan; solid waste; and surface water management; and economic development, including equity and pay disparity.

In the areas within the committee's purview, the committee shall track state and federal legislative action and develop recommendations on policy direction for the biennial budget.

Hybrid Meetings:  Attend King County Council committee meetings in person in Council Chambers (Room 1001), 516 3rd Avenue in Seattle, or through remote access.  Details on how to attend and/or provide comment remotely are listed below.

HOW TO PROVIDE PUBLIC COMMENT: The Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee values community input and looks forward to hearing from you on current agenda items.

You may comment in writing on 
current agenda items by submitting your comments using the link below. Comments submitted by 8:00 a.m. on the day of the meeting will be distributed to the committee members and appropriate staff prior to the meeting.

Click here to submit written public comment.  Please include the topic and, if known, the related committee in the subject line of your email.

If you would like to comment on an item not on the current agenda, you can email your Councilmember here.


Webinar ID: 883 1283 0588

If you do not have access to the ZOOM application, you can connect to the meeting by calling 1-253-215-8782 and using the webinar ID above. Connecting in this manner, however, may impact your ability to be unmuted to speak.

HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN TO THE MEETING REMOTELY: There are several ways to watch or listen in to the meeting:

  1. Stream online via this link:, or input the link web address into your web browser

  2. Watch King County TV Channel 22 (Comcast Channel 22 and 322(HD), Wave Broadband Channel 22)

  3. Listen to the meeting by telephone – See “Connecting to the Webinar” above

To help us manage the meeting, please use the Livestream or King County TV options listed above, if possible, to watch or listen to the meeting.

    Meeting Times: 9:30 AM on the third Tuesday of each month


    Chair: Rod Dembowski
    Vice Chair: Pete von Reichbauer
    Members: Claudia Balducci, Jeanne Kohl-WellesJoe McDermott

    Committee Staff:
    Lead Staff: Jake Tracy
    Committee Clerk: Gabbi Williams

    Meeting materials for the Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee

    Listed below are the meeting materials for the Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee. The meeting materials available before each meeting are combined into one PDF document and posted below under Meeting Agendas and Materials. On occasion, not all materials will be available before the meeting. Additional materials for the meeting are posted as they become available.

    (If links are not displaying below, you may access agenda materials at

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