King County Benchmark Program
The Benchmark Program measures progress in implementing the Countywide Planning Policies. Our work is organized around five policy areas that address growth management issues in King County:
Quality of life in King CountyThe benchmarks track the state of the environment and the condition of our communities. Benchmark Program indicators help show the impact of policies and practices related to land use and development on our quality of life.
Where can we improve?
The Benchmark Program demonstrates how measurement of broad quality-of-life outcomes can help determine if public policy and programs are making a difference. Public outcome monitoring is a strategy for change: it alerts us to what we are doing well and where we need to do better. It is closely connected to both the policy goals that it monitors, and to the strategic planning, programs, and services that are intended to implement those goals.
Read more about the King County Benchmark Program. Or, select a policy area to begin exploring Benchmark Program indicators. Thumbnail images provide links to graphs and maps.