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The 2018-2019 Charter Review Commission is working on the decennial process of reviewing the King County Charter and making recommendations for amending the Charter. 

The King County Charter provides the basic long-term structure for King County government. The Charter institutionalizes core values of checks and balances, accountability, and merit, and seeks to promote an effective, efficient and responsive government.

The Commission held three town halls in the community in February of 2019 as well as an online town hall. The Commission would like your feedback again as it nears completion of drafting its recommendations. 

Please join the Charter Review Commission at one of the following town hall meetings to discuss:

  • Returning the King County Sheriff to an appointed position.
  • Protecting family care givers and honorably discharged military veterans from discrimination.
  • Providing a removal process for elected officials who engage in improper behavior.
  • Providing attorneys to families going through the inquest process.
  • Providing subpoena power to the Office of Law Enforcement Oversight, the body that investigates misconduct in the King County Sheriff’s Office.

Tuesday, October 15
7:00 pm

Bellevue City Council Chambers
450 110th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

Wednesday, October 16
7:00 pm

Shoreline City Council Chambers
17500 Midvale Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

Federal Way
Thursday, October 17
7:00 pm

Federal Way City Council Chambers
33325 8th Ave S
Federal Way, WA 98003

Wednesday, October 23
7:00 pm

King County Courthouse
516 3rd Ave, 10th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104

Meeting Materials: English | Traditional Chinese | Korean | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

All Charter Review Commission meetings are open to the public: Meeting Schedule


How to provide feedback

In order to guide our work, the Charter Review Commission is conducting broad, robust community outreach to collect input on how the charter might be improved or changed, which in turn could help make King County government more responsive and effective.

Your feedback is important to our work. You may submit your feedback via email at or by using the comment form below.

Please use the space below to submit your comments concerning potential updates to the King County Charter. Be sure to click the "Submit" button. Your written comments will become part of the official public record.


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