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File #: 2019-0313    Version: 1
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 7/17/2019 In control: Law and Justice Committee
On agenda: Final action: 9/18/2019
Enactment date: 9/18/2019 Enactment #: 15515
Title: A MOTION acknowledging receipt of the report on parity in staffing and budgets between the prosecuting attorney's office and the department of public defense in accordance with the 2019-2020 Biennial Budget, Ordinance 18835, Section 19, Proviso P5, providing background information on King County's statutory requirements for parity, as well as an overview and comparison of each department's budget, functions, areas of work, staffing structure and staffing levels for the courts in which both departments practice.
Sponsors: Larry Gossett
Indexes: Budget, Prosecuting Attorney, Public Defense
Attachments: 1. Motion 15515, 2. 2019-0313 legislative review form, 3. 2019-0313 transmittal letter, 4. A. Parity between the Prosecuting Attorney's Office and the Department of Public Defense Proviso Response, 5. 2019-0313_SR_DPD and PAO Parity Report.pdf, 6. 9-10-19 LJ MeetingHandout.pdf, 7. 2019_0313_ATT3_PAO_Response.pdf, 8. 2019_0313_ATT4_DPD Response.pdf, 9. Brennan Center for Justice A Fair Fight.pdf
Related files: 2019-RPT0103
Staff: Giambattista, Jenny

Drafter

Clerk 07/09/2019

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A MOTION acknowledging receipt of the report on parity in staffing and budgets between the prosecuting attorney's office and the department of public defense in accordance with the 2019-2020 Biennial Budget, Ordinance 18835, Section 19, Proviso P5, providing background information on King County's statutory requirements for parity, as well as an overview and comparison of each department's budget, functions, areas of work, staffing structure and staffing levels for the courts in which both departments practice.

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                     WHEREAS, the 2019-2020 Biennial Budget, Ordinance 18835, Section 19, Proviso P5, requires the executive to transmit a report on parity between the prosecuting attorney's office and the department of public defense, and

                     WHEREAS, the report includes the following:

                     1.  A definition of "parity," which includes caseloads;

                     2.  A review of the extent to which there is parity in the staffing and budgets between the prosecuting attorney's office and the department of public defense; and

                     3.  An examination of staffing levels for each court and provides budget options for achieving parity between the two agencies, and

                     WHEREAS, the executive is further required to submit a motion that acknowledges receipt of the report by July 8, 2019;

                     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT MOVED by the Council of King County:

                     The receipt of the report on the analysis of parity in staffing and budgets between the prosecuting attorney's office and the department of public defense for King County Proviso Response, which is Attachment A to this motion, in accordance with the 2019-

2020 Biennial Budget, Ordinance 18835, Section 19, Proviso P5, is hereby acknowledged.