2021-2022 Proposed 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.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and recession, King County is facing an extremely challenging biennial budget process, with significant shortfalls in funding for Metro Transit, behavioral health, and criminal justice and other services provided through the General Fund, among others.
We are in the early stages of developing our 2021-2022 proposed budget, which Executive Constantine will transmit to the King County Council on Sept. 22. The Council will review the budget in the fall, holding hearings and public meetings. The final budget will be adopted by the Council in mid-November and will take effect on Jan. 1, 2021.