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The Council's Planning, Rural Service and Environment Committee considers and makes recommendations on polices relating to:

  • growth management, including land use development and regulation, comprehensive planning and annexations;
  • the environment, including: salmon recovery; resource lands; energy; surface water management and water supply; and unincorporated and rural areas, including agriculture and rural services;
  • local government; and
  • the implementation of appropriate labor agreements.

In the areas within the committee's purview, the committee tracks state and federal legislative action and develops recommendations on policy direction for the biennial budget.

Meeting Times: First and third Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. 
Council Chambers, King County Courthouse, 10th floor

Chair: Kathy Lambert
Vice Chair: Dave Upthegrove
Members: Larry Gossett, Joe McDermottPete von Reichbauer

Committee Staff:
Lead Staff: Erin Auzins
Committee Assistant: Erica Newman

Meeting materials for the Planning, Rural Service and Environment Committee

Listed below are the meeting materials for the Planning, Rural Service and Environment 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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