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File #: 2016-0475    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/3/2016 In control: Budget and Fiscal Management Committee
On agenda: Final action: 11/14/2016
Enactment date: 11/17/2016 Enactment #: 18409
Title: AN ORDINANCE that adopts the 2017-2018 Biennial Budget and makes appropriations for the operation of county agencies and departments and capital improvements for the fiscal biennium beginning January 1, 2017, and ending December 31, 2018.
Sponsors: Dave Upthegrove
Indexes: Budget
Attachments: 1. 18409.pdf, 2. A. Capital Improvement Program Dated November 9, 2016, 3. 2016-0475 legislative review form.pdf, 4. A. Capital Improvement Program Dated November 9, 2016, 5. A. Capital Improvement Program Dated September 17, 2016, 6. 2016-0475 transmittal letter.doc, 7. 2016-0475 CIP summary with wsh ml edits publish: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 Seattle Times.doc, 8. 2017-2018 biennial budget Hearing Notice - publish Seattle Times October 19 and 26.doc, 9. 2016-0475 CIP Summary Affidavit of Pub Seattle Times 10-5-16.pdf, 10. 20161025-BFM-packet.pdf, 11. 116-BSK-Handout-at-10262016-Meeting.pdf, 12. 116-BSK-Addl-Handout-at-10262016-Meeting.pdf, 13. 28-31-Carlson-Transit.docx, 14. 2016-0475 Affidavit of Pub Seattle Times 10-19 and 10-26-16.pdf, 15. 2016-0475_SR_2017-2018_Budget_Ordinance.docx, 16. 2016-0475_ATT2_Striking_Amendment_S1_with Findings 11092016 130pm.docx, 17. 2016-0475 Title Amendment T1 version 1, 18. 18409 amendment package 11-14-16.pdf, 19. 18409 2017-2018 budget ordinance adoption notice - 2016-0475 (002).doc, 20. 18409 acknowledgement lettter from state.pdf, 21. 2016-0475 Notice of Adoption - 2017 budget - Affidavit of Pub -.pdf, 22. 2016-0475 CIP summary with wsh ml edits.doc, 23. 2016-0475 - 2017 budget - hearing notice.doc
Staff: Soo Hoo, Wendy
Drafter
Clerk 11/15/2016
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AN ORDINANCE that adopts the 2017-2018 Biennial Budget and makes appropriations for the operation of county agencies and departments and capital improvements for the fiscal biennium beginning January 1, 2017, and ending December 31, 2018.
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PREAMBLE:
Despite the recent economic recovery, King County faces significant challenges on several fronts including a homelessness and housing affordability crisis, crumbling county roads and vastly underfunded public safety and courts systems. These challenges stem, in part, from the fact that the major revenue source for the county's general fund and roads fund grows more slowly than inflation; meanwhile, its population continues to surge and public demand for basic infrastructure, health, safety and justice intensifies. This budget endeavors to address these challenges and provides critical services for county residents through strategic reforms and innovations. But without timely action by federal and state governments, our public safety, transportation and public health infrastructure will continue to erode and the county's shelters, courts and public safety systems will continue to be overburdened.
This budget makes necessary investments and holds true to the values shared by residents in all parts of King County. We have chosen to invest scarce county resources based on a principle to do the least amount of harm while still saving sufficient reserves to maintain the county's AAA credit rating.
During the course of the 2017-2018 biennium, it is also the intent of the council to direct any unforecasted or otherwise unanticipated revenues to maintaining county roads, addressing inadequate public safety levels, and alleviating the burdens of our current homelessness and affordable housing crisis.
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 o...

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