StoryMetropolitan King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn released this statement after County Executive Dow Constantine presented his 2014 Executive Proposed Budget to the Council:
“I’m encouraged by the progress we have made in increasing efficiencies within county government. Savings from these efficiencies will go a long way to maintaining vital services and helping to restore some that were cut in past budgets.
“Specifically, the residents of SE King County will be thankful that the re-opening of the Hicks-Raburn Precinct in Maple Valley is part of the Executive’s proposed budget. This was a huge loss to the community when it was closed and I pledge to work diligently with my colleagues on the Council to insure funding for the Hicks-Raburn Precinct remains in the final budget.
“As the budget process goes forward, I will work closely with the Council’s Budget Leadership Team and the Executive to ensure we adopt a County Budget that serves the needs of all our residents.”