File #: 2018-0159    Version:
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 3/12/2018 In control: Planning, Rural Service and Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action: 4/16/2018
Enactment date: Enactment #: 15125
Title: A MOTION providing guidance on the establishment of a department of local services.
Sponsors: Kathy Lambert, Dave Upthegrove, Joe McDermott, Reagan Dunn
Indexes: Executive Services
Attachments: 1. Motion 15125.pdf, 2. 2018-0159 legislative review form.pdf, 3. 2018-0159 transmittal letter.docx, 4. 2018-0159_SR_DLSGuidance.docx, 5. 2018-0159_ATT3_LSIReport.pdf, 6. 15125 Amendment Package 4-16-18.pdf
Staff: Auzins, Erin
A MOTION providing guidance on the establishment of a department of local services.
WHEREAS, the county has a mission to provide fiscally responsible, quality-driven local and regional services for healthy, safe and vibrant communities, and
WHEREAS, the population in unincorporated King County is over 247,000, a population large enough to be the second largest city in the state, and
WHEREAS, the county has adopted a guiding principle to provide effective, efficient local governance and services to unincorporated areas, and
WHEREAS, Executive Constantine created the local services initiative in the fall of 2017 to explore new and better ways to serve the people of unincorporated King County, and
WHEREAS, the executive has directed the executive's staff to begin the formation of a department of local services to better serve the people of unincorporated King County;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT MOVED by the Council of King County:
The executive is requested to:
A. Establish a new department of local services to be operational by January 1, 2019;
B. Prepare the 2019-2020 executive proposed budget reflective of a department of local services and related changes to other King County departments, funds and rates;
C. Form a transition team with consultation from councilmembers representing unincorporated areas, to recommend organizational, operational and other changes to the executive, and be available to brief the council's standing and regional committees;
D. Develop and transmit an ordinance that would amend K.C.C. chapter 2.16 to establish a department of local services that will work in partnership with each county council district to focus on coordinating, enhancing and improving municipal services provided to the county's unincorporated areas. The ordinance should have an emphasis on:
1. Improving the coordination of local services by King County agencies through increased collaboration;
2. Strengthening and expanding partnerships be...

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