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File #: 2009-0265    Version:
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 4/13/2009 In control: Budget and Fiscal Management Committee
On agenda: 5/18/2009 Final action: 5/18/2009
Enactment date: Enactment #: 12986
Title: A MOTION setting the council's 2010 budget priorities and providing direction to the executive on specific areas of council interest.
Sponsors: Larry Gossett, Julia Patterson, Jane Hague, Kathy Lambert
Indexes: Budget, Council, Executive
Attachments: 1. 12986.pdf, 2. AMENDMENT S1 - 5-18-09, 3. Amendment S1 - 5-4-09.pdf, 4. Staff report with attachments 04-21-09
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Clerk 05/19/2009
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A MOTION setting the council's 2010 budget priorities and providing direction to the executive on specific areas of council interest.
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WHEREAS, under the King County charter, the county council is the policy determining body and adopts budgets for King County government, and
WHEREAS, the executive under the charter carries out policy as set by the council and presents budgets and a budget message setting forth the programs that the executive proposes for the county during the next fiscal year, and
WHEREAS, the council over the years has provided policy direction to the executive to be reflected in the proposed budget, including initiatives such as the juvenile and adult justice operational master plans, realignment of the district court system, expansion of drug and mental health courts, development of framework policies for human services, establishment of the nearshore habitat conservation initiative and creation of the cultural development authority, the property expert review task force, the citizens' election oversight committee, the office of information resource management, the county's annexation and children's health initiatives and the public health operational master plan, and
WHEREAS, the council has been a leader in promoting performance management, efficiency and effectiveness in using county revenues for service delivery in King County by adopting Motion 11561 in 2002, which encouraged the executive to broaden the use of performance measurement throughout county government as a way of enhancing management of scarce resources and demonstrating accountability, and
WHEREAS, through adoption of Ordinance 16202, in July 2008, the council created a countywide performance and accountability system, which will increase transparency and accountability through better reporting of county performance, and
WHEREAS, over the last several budget years, the council has increased its role in the oversight and ac...

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