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The King County Council adopted the 2019-2020 Budget on November 13, 2018. Read more about the budget.

King County provides critical local and regional services to millions of people, with a two-year budget of about $11.6 billion, 15,000 employees and more than 60 lines of business. The 2019-2020 Proposed Budget invests in clean water and healthy habitat, homelessness, mobility, and other important services that reflect the values of King County residents.

Executive summary
2019-2020 Proposed budget
Capital Projects appendix

Proposed Budget Highlights

Budget Overview

The 2019-2020 Proposed Budget emphasizes core values and priorities, and sets regional government on a course to deliver the highest level of service to King County.

Restructuring Government

Three significant reorganizations will create clearer accountability and improve customer service.

Human Services

The 2019-2020 Proposed Budget calls for funding additional shelters with onsite services to help people transition to stable housing.

Protecting and Restoring the Natural Environment

The 2019-2020 Proposed Budget makes ambitious investments in clean water and healthy habitat.

Tax Fairness

Washington State needs a fair, simple, and stable tax system.

In addition, the 2019-2020 Proposed Budget addresses a number of strategic priorities and issues facing King County. 


Timeline

Executive Dow Constantine transmitted his budget to the King County Council on Monday, Sept. 24. Council deliberations will occur throughout the fall, and the Council will likely adopt a final budget prior to the Thanksgiving holiday.