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File #: 2007-0544    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/22/2007 In control: Operating Budget, Fiscal Management and Mental Health Committee
On agenda: 11/5/2007 Final action: 11/19/2007
Enactment date: 11/30/2007 Enactment #: 15975
Title: AN ORDINANCE adopting the 2008 Annual Budget and making appropriations for the operation of county agencies and departments and capital improvements for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2008, and ending December 31, 2008, and adopting the 2008/2009 Biennium Budget and making biennial appropriations for the operation of transit, the department of transportation director's office, transit revenue vehicle replacement, public transportation capital improvement program and public transportation construction fund for the fiscal biennium beginning January 1, 2008, and ending December 31, 2009.
Sponsors: Bob Ferguson, Jane Hague, Dow Constantine, Kathy Lambert, Pete von Reichbauer
Indexes: Budget, ERC/BNSF
Attachments: 1. 15975.pdf, 2. B. General Government Capital Improvement Program, 3. C. Roads Capital Improvement Program, 4. D. Wastewater Treatment Capital Improvement Program, 5. E. Surface Water Management Capital Improvement Program, 6. F. Major Maintenance Capital Improvement Program, 7. G. Solid Waste Capital Improvement Program, 8. H. Public Transportation Capital Improvement Program (Biennial Budget 2008/2009), 9. 2007-0544 Transmittal Letter.doc, 10. 2007-0544 Finance 2008 eCommerce Agencies Absorbing Convenience Fees.doc, 11. 2007-0544 Hearing Notice.doc, 12. 2007-0544 CIP AD SUMMARY.doc, 13. B. General Government Capital Improvement Program, dated November 16, 2007, 14. C. Roads Capital Improvement Program, dated November 16, 2007, 15. D. Wastewater Treatment Capital Improvement Program, dated November 16, 2007, 16. E. Surface Water Management Capital Improvement Program, dated November 16, 2007, 17. F. Major Maintenance Capital Improvement Program, dated November 16, 2007, 18. H. Public Transportation Capital Improvement Program (Biennial Budget 2008/2009), dated November 16, 2007, 19. G. Solid Waste Capital Improvement Program, dated November 16, 2007, 20. Attach I - 2008 Gen Fund FP FINAL 2.xls, 21. A. 2008 Executive Proposed Budget Books, 22. B. General Government Capital Improvement Program, dated November 16, 2007, 23. C. Roads Capital Improvement Program, dated November 16, 2007, 24. D. Wastewater Treatment Capital Improvement Program, dated November 19, 2007, 25. E. Surface Water Management Capital Improvement Program, dated November 16, 2007, 26. F. Major Maintenance Capital Improvement Program, dated November 16, 2007, 27. G. Solid Waste Capital Improvement Program, dated November 16, 2007, 28. H. Public Transportation Capital Improvement Program (Biennial Budget 2008/2009), dated November 16, 2007, 29. I. 2008 General Fund Financial Plan, dated November 16, 2007
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AN ORDINANCE adopting the 2008 Annual Budget and making appropriations for the operation of county agencies and departments and capital improvements for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2008, and ending December 31, 2008, and adopting the 2008/2009 Biennium Budget and making biennial appropriations for the operation of transit, the department of transportation director's office, transit revenue vehicle replacement, public transportation capital improvement program and public transportation construction fund for the fiscal biennium beginning January 1, 2008, and ending December 31, 2009.
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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
SECTION 1. Findings: The council makes the following findings of fact:
A. King County government is responsible for providing a variety of services to all residents of the county. These include: regional services, such as criminal justice, public health, wastewater treatment and public transportation; subregional services through contracts with many suburban cities for police protection, jail services and municipal court services; and local services to unincorporated areas, such as police protection, roads, surface water management, local parks and land use regulation.
B. As the legislative branch of government, the metropolitan King County council sets policy for the county. It funds county services through the exercise of its authority to adopt an annual budget for the county. To provide these services, the council has adopted a 2008 budget totaling $4.9 billion, of which $662 million is in the general fund.
C. Citizens expect fiscal integrity and accountability in the use of their tax dollars. The council meets those demands by spending less, saving more and prioritizing expenditures. This adopted budget makes a total reduction from the executive proposed budget of $64 million, reduces general fund expenditures from the executive proposed budget by $1.8 million and increases general fund reserv...

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