File #: 2008-0142    Version: 1
Type: Motion Status: Lapsed
File created: 3/10/2008 In control: Capital Budget Committee
On agenda: Final action: 2/2/2009
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: A MOTION identifying the highest priority unfunded Capital Improvement Projects for King County.
Sponsors: Larry Phillips, Jane Hague
Indexes: Budget
Staff: Hamacher, Patrick
Clerk 03/06/2008
A MOTION identifying the highest priority unfunded Capital Improvement Projects for King County.
WHEREAS, King County, Washington, has a 2008 adopted budget of $4.9 billion, and
WHEREAS, the 2008 Capital Improvement Program within that budget totals $1.2 billion, and
WHEREAS, in preparing for the 2008 budget, the King County council conducted an extensive citizen engagement process to identify the highest priorities for the residents of King County, and
WHEREAS, the results of that citizen engagement process were approved by the council via Motion 12545, and
WHEREAS, the highest priorities for King County, known as "Priorities for People" were divided by major priorities including Earning Public Trust, Enhancing Quality of Life and Protecting Public Health and Safety, and
WHEREAS, Earning Public Trust includes implementing sound county financial oversight measures, managing the public's money prudently and wisely, increasing citizen engagement in oversight of county services, closely monitoring and reporting on county spending, furthering citizen involvement in setting budget priorities, guaranteeing the right to vote for all eligibly county residents by ensuring that voting systems are secure, reliable and private, establishing county local and regional performance measures and publicly reporting on them and increasing accountability and transparency on capital projects, and
WHEREAS, Enhancing Quality of Life includes managing growth wisely, providing quality local government services, improving transportation options and providing greater mobility for people, vehicles and freight, reducing carbon emissions, maintaining levees, enhancing cleanup of Puget Sound waterways and taking other measures for responsible environmental stewardship and creating and encouraging vibrant cultural and recreational opportunities, and
WHEREAS, Protecting Public Health and Safety includes enhancing the county's capability ...

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