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Metropolitan King County Council
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Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-477-1000
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Regional Policy Committee

The Regional Policy Committee reviews and recommends regional policies and plans, other than transit and water quality plans, approved through a work program for the committee.

Issues that may be referred to the Committee or be the subject of the committee's policy development include health and human services, open space, housing, solid waste management, economic development, criminal justice, jails and district court services, and the siting of regional facilities.

This Committee may also consider issues relating to major regional governance transition and consolidation, particularly those involving potential changes in organization and responsibilities with other county, city, or regional organizations.

Meeting Time: Second Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m.

Chair: Pete von Reichbauer
Vice Chair: Woodinville Mayor Bernie Talmas
County Council Members: Larry Gossett,  Kathy Lambert
Alternate: Joe McDermott

Sound Cities Association Appointees:
Redmond City Councilmember Hank Margeson
Auburn City Councilmember Bill Peloza
Kirkland Mayor Amy Walen

City of Seattle Members:
Councilmember Sally Clark
Councilmember Kshama Sawant

Meeting materials for the Regional Policy Committee

Listed below are the meeting materials for the Regional Policy Committee. The meeting materials available before each meeting are combined into one PDF document and posted below under Meeting Agendas and Materials. On occasion, not all materials will be available before the meeting. Additional materials for the meeting are posted as they become available.

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watch meeting videos, view agendas and minutes

Meetings of the Regional Policy Committee are carried live on King County Television on Cable Channel 22, and streamed live through the KCTV Web site

Meetings are scheduled for replay on KCTV at 5 p.m. Thursday, 10:30 a.m. Friday, and 12:30 p.m. Saturday & 10 a.m. Sunday. Please check the KCTV schedule for specific playback times.

Committee Staff:
Lead Analyst: Beth Mountsier
Committee Assistant: Janice Mansfield