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The Council's Committee of the Whole (COW) is the only committee on which all nine councilmembers serve. It considers and sends to the full Council for final action, legislation and policy issues of interest to the entire Council.
This committee is responsible for the Office of Law Enforcement Oversight, Solid Waste, appointments to the Executive branch and elected office vacancies, and the County's state and federal legislative agenda. COW is also frequently assigned complex interdisciplinary issues that are beyond the scope of other policy committees and may host town hall meetings.

Meeting Times: First and third Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. and special meetings as needed.
Council Chambers, King County Courthouse, 10th floor

Claudia Balducci
Vice Chair: Kathy Lambert
Members: Rod Dembowski, Reagan Dunn, Larry Gossett, Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Joe McDermott, Dave Upthegrove, Pete von Reichbauer

Committee Staff:
Lead Analyst: Pat Hamacher
Committee Assistant: Marka Steadman

Committee of the Whole meeting materials

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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