File #: 2023-0341    Version:
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 9/26/2023 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: Final action: 11/28/2023
Enactment date: Enactment #: 16491
Title: A MOTION establishing the King County 2024 Legislative Priorities.
Sponsors: Dave Upthegrove
Indexes: King County, Legislature
Attachments: 1. Motion 16491, 2. A. King County 2024 Legislative Priorities, 3. 2023-0341_2024 Policy Guidance.v2.4-Red, 4. 2023-0341_Amendment_1, 5. 2023-0341_Amendment_T1


A MOTION establishing the King County 2024 Legislative Priorities.


                     WHEREAS, the King County council and the King County executive have worked together through their respective government relations staff and desire to bring their positions on issues facing the 2024 Washington state Legislature to the attention of the Washington state Legislature, and

                     WHEREAS, counties have been recognized by the Legislature as partners with the state in the delivery of such critical services as public health, transportation, public safety, behavioral health services, affordable housing, and water quality, and

                     WHEREAS, King County has a limited number of revenue sources available to mitigate impacts of budget decisions at the state level, and

                     WHEREAS, King County's ability to deliver public health, behavioral health services, public safety and other basic services is directly impacted by decisions in the state budget, and

                     WHEREAS, the increasing cost of providing essential services to a growing King County population combined with an arbitrary cap on property tax revenue growth has created a structural gap in King County's general fund, and

                     WHEREAS, King County is dedicated to exploring with the state new ideas for sustained funding for critical services including transportation and transit, affordable housing, behavioral health and crisis response, public safety, and flood protection, and

                     WHEREAS, the King County council and the King County executive will continue to review legislative developments for possible revisions of King County's 2024 state legislative program;

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

                     The King County council adopts the King County 2024 Legislative Priorities,

Attachment A to this motion, as King County's highest priorities for action in the 2024 legislative session of the Washington state Legislature.