2007 King County Budget
PRIORITIES FOR PEOPLE: Adopting the 2007 Budget
The Metropolitan King County Council stressed fiscal integrity and accountability by unanimously adopting a 2007 King County Budget on Nov. 20 that strengthens council policy oversight, reduces proposed expenditures and increases budget reserves.
|Council’s Budget Leadership Team after the adoption of the 2007 budget: (lt. to rt.) Councilmembers Kathy Lambert, Jane Hague, Dow Constantine, and Bob Ferguson.|
The 2007 Budget reflect the PRIORITIES FOR PEOPLE that have been guiding our budget process. It focuses on the choices we’ve made to ensure that we continue EARNING PUBLIC TRUST, ENHANCING QUALITY OF LIFE, and PROTECTING PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY.
PRIORITIES FOR PEOPLE
for the 2007 King County Budget
Citizens expect fiscal integrity and accountability in the use of their tax dollars. The Metropolitan King County Council meets that demand by setting priorities, funding programs consistent with those priorities, and measuring results.
EARNING PUBLIC TRUST
• Advance sound financial policies and prudently manage the public’s money
• Engage citizens in oversight of government services
• Strive for excellence in customer service
• Measure our performance and report back to the public
ENHANCING QUALITY OF LIFE
• Improve mobility for people, vehicles and freight
• Take good care of the environment and manage growth wisely
• Create and encourage vibrant cultural and recreational opportunities
PROTECTING PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY
• Invest in prevention to reduce crime and the cost of detention
• Promote conditions for optimal physical and mental health
• Sustain critical health and human service programs
• Prepare our community for natural disasters and public health emergencies