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Sustainable and livable communities — Clean and healthy natural environment.


Foster environmental stewardship and strengthen communities by providing regional parks, protecting the region's water, air, land and natural habitats, and reducing, safely disposing of and creating resources from wastewater and solid waste.


  1. Environment: Minimize waste and emissions, maximize resource re-use and recovery, and protect and restore habitats, ecological functions and aquatic conditions.

  3. People and Communities: Protect and improve human health, safety, and wellness — minimize hazards (including toxic exposures and flood risk), maximize opportunities for community building and fitness, build internal capacity for excellence in service delivery.

  5. Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Vitality: Support King County's economic development goals and ensure ratepayer value through effective, efficient and equitable program implementation.

Performance management guiding principle:

Effectiveness, efficiency, and equity measures across 3 domains (environment, people/community, and fiscal/economic) that are cohesive, aligned, and integrated throughout the organization.