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File #: 2016-0527    Version:
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 11/7/2016 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: Final action: 11/28/2016
Enactment date: Enactment #: 14756
Title: A MOTION establishing the King County 2017 State Legislative Agenda.
Sponsors: Joe McDermott
Indexes: Legislature
Attachments: 1. Motion 14756.pdf, 2. A. King County 2017-2018 Legislative Agenda, 3. B. King County 2017-2018 Statement of State Policy, 4. 2016-0527 11-28-16 COW Handouts, 5. 14756 amendment package 11-28-16.pdf
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A MOTION establishing the King County 2017 State Legislative Agenda.
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WHEREAS, the King County council and the King County executive have worked together through their respective government relations staff and desire to bring their positions on issues facing the 2017 Washington state Legislature to the attention of the Washington state Legislature, and
WHEREAS, King County desires to work cooperatively with other local governments and other organizations such as the Washington State Association of Counties, the Washington Association of County Officials, the Sound Cities Association and the Association of Washington Cities to achieve its 2017 legislative goals, and
WHEREAS, counties have been recognized by the Legislature as partners with the state in the delivery of such critical services as transportation, criminal justice, public health, community and human services and water quality, and
WHEREAS, King County is dependent on a strong fiscal partnership with the state in many areas, and
WHEREAS, King County has a limited number of revenue sources available to mitigate impacts of budget reductions at the state level, and
WHEREAS, King County's ability to deliver public health, human services, criminal justice, and other basic services is directly impacted by reductions in the state budget, and
WHEREAS, the increasing cost of providing essential services to a growing King County population combined with an arbitrary cap on property tax revenue growth has created a structural gap in King County's general fund, and
WHEREAS, King County is dedicated to exploring with the state new ideas for sustained funding for critical services such as transportation, criminal justice, health and human services and flood protection, and
WHEREAS, the King County council and the King County executive will continue to review legislative developments for possible revisions of King County's 2017 state legislative program;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT MOVED by the Council...

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