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Regional Policy Committee

Regional Policy Committee

The Regional Policy Committee reviews and recommends regional policies and plans, other than transit and water quality plans, approved through a work program for the committee.

Issues that may be referred to the Committee or be the subject of the Committee's policy development include health and human services, open space, affordable housing and homelessness, review of county-wide levy plans, solid waste management, economic development, road investments, criminal justice, emergency management planning, jails and district court services, and the siting of regional facilities.

This Committee may also consider issues relating to major regional governance transition and consolidation, particularly those involving potential changes in organization and responsibilities with other county, city, or regional organizations.

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 Regional Policy 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 1:00 p.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.

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. 

Dial:   1 253 215 8782
Webinar ID:  827 1647 4590

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

Meeting Time: 3:00 PM on the second Wednesday of each month


Chair: Pete von Reichbauer
Vice Chair: Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus
County Council MembersClaudia BalducciRod Dembowski,

Sound Cities Association Appointees:
Redmond Mayor Angela Birney 
Bothell City Councilmember James McNeal
Bellevue City Councilmember John Stokes
Alternate: Renton Mayor Armondo Pavone
Alternate: Kent Mayor Dana Ralph 

City of Seattle Members:
Councilmember Andrew Lewis
Councilmember Kshama Sawant
Alternate: Councilmember Lisa Herbold
Alternate: Councilmember Debora Juarez

Committee Staff:
Lead Staff: April Sanders
Committee Assistant: Angelica Calderon

Meeting materials for the Regional Policy Committee

Listed below are the meeting materials for the Regional Policy 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.

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