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File #: 2013-0369    Version: 1
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 8/19/2013 In control: Metropolitan King County Council
On agenda: 8/26/2013 Final action: 8/26/2013
Enactment date: Enactment #: 13956
Title: A MOTION authorizing the chair of the council to enter into a contract for services to represent the county with the Washington state legislature.
Sponsors: Larry Gossett
Indexes: Washington, State of
Attachments: 1. Motion 13956.pdf, 2. A. Contract Amendment, 3. 2013-0369 Staff report.doc, 4. A. Contract Amendment
Drafter
Clerk 08/14/2013
Title
A MOTION authorizing the chair of the council to enter into a contract for services to represent the county with the Washington state legislature.
Body
WHEREAS, the county is a subdivision of the state of Washington, and
WHEREAS, as a result, the county's services, operations and finances are to a significant extent controlled by the laws of the state, and
WHEREAS, legislation adopted by the Washington state Legislature often impacts King County's services, operations and finances, and
WHEREAS, it is in the interest of the residents of King County for the county to have representation during the legislative session on a broad range of complex issues, and
WHEREAS, based on a competitive solicitation process, David Foster d/b/a Foster Government Relations ("David Foster") was selected as the highest ranked proposer and was chosen in 2012 to represent King County with state government officials for a period of one year, with the possibility of extending the contract in one year increments for up to two additional periods for a total duration of three years, and
WHEREAS, David Foster has been effectively representing King County with state government officials during the past year, and it would be in the county's best interest to extend the contract with David Foster for an additional year;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT MOVED by the Council of King County:
The chair of the metropolitan King County council is authorized to enter into a contract amendment, substantially in the form of Attachment A to this motion, extending for one year, through August 31, 2014, the current contract with David Foster d/b/a Foster Government Relations for the services of monitoring actions by the state legislature and the state executive branch on issues of concern to King County and advocating on the county's behalf, on the following issues:
A. General county government;
B. County taxes and revenue;
C. Transportation and infrastruct...

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