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Metropolitan King County Council

Earning public trust, enhancing quality of life, protecting public health and safety
Metropolitan King County Council
516 Third Ave., Rm. 1200
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-296-1000
Toll Free: 800-325-6165
TTY/TDD: 206-296-1024
Fax: 206-296-0198

council@kingcounty.gov
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Preparing the King County Budget

News: Sept. 22 - Three panels will direct County Council’s review of Executive’s Proposed Biennial Budget

The county budget represents the single most important document through which the Council sets policy for county government and oversees the prioritization and delivery of critically important services. The Council received the Executive’s proposed budget on September 22. We will spend the next couple of months reviewing, refining, and amending the proposed budget, with the goal of moving forward with a final vote in November.

This year is the first time that all county agency budgets are on a biennial or two-year cycle. In 2003, the voters approved a charter amendment authorizing King County to implement biennial budgeting. Since then, King County has slowly been converting its agencies from one to two-year budgets. As a result, when comparing to previous annual budgets, some appropriations may appear to be significantly higher.

The Council's budget and Fiscal Management Committee will hold four public meetings in north, east, and south county, as well as downtown Seattle, at which the public may comment on the proposed budget.

Learn more about the King County budget and the challenges the County faces by reading the budget basics pages.

 

 

Give testimony online:
Let us know your budget priorities

Read the Executive Proposed Budget

You can sign up to follow the deliberations on Facebook and Twitter (#KCBudget)

Learn more about the county budget

Budget brochure (one page document explaining county budget)

Previously adopted budgets:
2014 King County Budget
2013 King County Budget
2012 King County Budget
2011  King County Budget
2010   King County Budget
2009  King County Budget
2008  King County Budget
2007 King County Budget
2006 King County Budget