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Metropolitan King County Council
516 Third Ave., Rm. 1200
Seattle, WA 98104
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Council reorganizes for 2015

leadership-350The annual reorganization of the County Council has been completed, with Councilmembers giving their support to retaining the current Council Chair and Vice Chairs. Larry Phillips will continue as Council Chair. He will be joined on the Council Management Team by Jane Hague and Joe McDermott, who remain the Council’s two Vice Chairs.

In 2015, there will be two new standing committees. Health, Housing and Humans Services will be responsible for reviewing public health, human services and housing programs. The Law, Justice and Emergency Management Committee will have oversight of policies relating to public safety, criminal justice and emergency management.

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2015 State Policy Statement and the State Legislative Agenda

2015 Federal Policy Statement and the Federal Legislative Agenda

Youth Action Plan

Council Bus Cuts portal page

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Eastside Rail Corridor

Measure to fund replacement of regional emergency radio system place on April ballot

Lorinda Youngcourt confirmed as Director of the Department of Public Defense

Updating goals, guidelines for County’s Strategic Plan

Councilmembers introduce legislation establishing paid parental leave for county employees

Council calls on state Legislature to allow creation of cultural access funds

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