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Metropolitan King County Council

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Metropolitan King County Council
516 Third Ave., Rm. 1200
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-477-1000
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This Week at the County Council: Meeting highlights
April 20-24, 2015

Monday, April 20
King County Flood Control District Executive Committee– 9:30 a.m. ***Special meeting location*** Committee will meet in the Southwest Conference Room, 12th Flr., King County Courthouse
Committee members are scheduled to discuss and possibly recommend to the full Board of Supervisors:
• Resolution regarding extension of interlocal agreement with King County to December 31, 2015

Metropolitan King County Council – 1:30 p.m.
Councilmembers are scheduled to discuss and possibly act on:
• A motion declaring that it is county policy to establish a paid parental leave program for King County employees and directing the executive to develop and transmit a work plan for implementing a paid parental leave program and a report on the costs and benefits of implementing and providing a paid parental leave program (Motion 2015-0102).
• A motion relating to public transportation; requiring a report on the potential for senior citizens and persons with disabilities to apply for regional reduced fare permits (Motion 2015-0123).
• An ordinance relating to King County District Court electoral boundaries for 2015 (Ordinance 2015-0155).

Committee of the Whole – 6:00 p.m. Reception, 6:30 p.m. Meeting
***Special meeting time and location***
The committee will hold a special Town Hall meeting at Chief Kanim Middle School—the Commons Area, 32627 SE Redmond-Fall City Rd, Fall City

• Councilmembers and the public will discuss how our local food and farm system contributes to the health and economic vitality of our region and the challenges of providing services in unincorporated areas. Panelist will include:
     o Dwight Dively, the director of the County’s Office of Performance, Strategy and Budget,
     o Erick Haakenson, Co-Chair, King County Local Food Initiative
     o Siri Erickson-Brown, Owner, Local Roots Farms
     o Nancy Hutto, Chair, King County Agriculture Commission
     o Josh Monaghan, Senior Program Manager-Planning & Strategic Initiatives, King Conservation District
     o Jim Berger, Mayor, City of Carnation
     o Becky Elias, Food Protection Manager, Public Health Seattle-King County
     o Patty Spahr, Manager, Mercer Island Farmers Market
     o Carrie Van Dyck, Proprietor, The Herbfarm
     o Todd McGiverin, Director of Marketing, Haggen grocery store

Tuesday, April 21
Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee – 9:30 a.m.
Committee members are scheduled to discuss and possibly recommend to the full council:
• A motion related to the transfer of retired vanpool vans to nonprofit organizations and local governments to meet the needs of low income, elderly, disabled and young county citizens (Motion 2015-0160).
• An ordinance establishing a new deadline for the 2015 update to the Strategic Plan for Public Transportation 2011 2021 and the King County Metro Service Guidelines (Ordinance 2015-0144).
• A motion requesting the executive consider specific climate action activities and policies for inclusion into the 2015 King County Strategic Climate Action Plan (Motion 2015-0111).

Briefing:
• A Decade of Salmon Recovery (Briefing No. 2015-B0072).

Health, Housing and Human Services Committee – 1:30 p.m.
Briefings:
• Making the Case for Prevention (Briefing No 2015-B0067).
• Public Health Agency Overview, Budget Challenges, and Clinical Services Status (Briefing No 2015-B0066).

Wednesday, April 22
Budget and Fiscal Management Committee – 9:30 a.m.
Committee members are scheduled to discuss and possibly recommend to the full council:
• An ordinance relating to a capital improvement project; making a supplemental appropriation of $3,613,467 to the building repair and replacement fund; and amending the 2015/2016 Biennial Budget Ordinance (Ordinance 2015-0120).
• An ordinance making a supplemental appropriation of $6,615,000 to the sheriff's office and amending the 2015/2016 Budget Ordinance (Ordinance 2015-0121).




 This Week at the Council” is a summary of highlights for upcoming council and committee agendas. To read complete agendas and the full text of legislation, please visit the King County Council’s LEGISEARCH system at
http://kingcounty.legistar.com/Legislation.


Related Information

  • Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are in the King County Council Chambers,
    Room 1001, King County Courthouse, 516 Third Ave, Seattle, WA
  • To read complete meeting agendas, click on the meeting title. 
  • "This Week at the Council” is a summary of highlights for upcoming council and committee agendas.
  • To read the full text of legislation, please visit the King County Council’s LEGISEARCH system.