What Happened at the Council
August 22, 2016
At today’s Council meeting, Councilmembers:
--Honored the success and struggle of women by recognizing Women’s Equality Day.
• COURTHOUSE REPAIR – Approved an appropriation to the major maintenance reserve fund for the King County Courthouse electrical distribution system project (Substitute Ordinance 2016-0425.2)
Introduction of ordinances and motions for Committee action:
• MARIJUANA TESTING - Creating a new section and establishing a prohibited pesticides testing program for marijuana retailers (Proposed Ordinance 2016-0424). The ordinance was sent to the Health, Housing and Human Services Committee for discussion and possible action.
• MENTAL ILLNESS AND DRUG DEPENDENCY - Approving the mental illness and drug dependency service improvement plan to guide the investment of mental illness and drug dependency sales tax revenue (Proposed Ordinance 2016-0427). The ordinance will be heard in two committees. It will be sent to the Regional Policy Committee and then to the Budget and Fiscal Management Committee for discussion and possible action.
• LABOR TRAFFICKING AND ECONOMIC EXPLOITATION - Establishing a task force on labor trafficking and economic exploitation and requiring a report with recommendations on the steps the county can take in addressing systematic issues related to labor trafficking and economic exploitation (Proposed Ordinance 2016-0431). The ordinance was sent to the Committee of the Whole for discussion and possible action.
Read more about this legislation on the King County Council’s LEGISEARCH system at
http://kingcounty.legistar.com and enter the item numbers above.