File #: 2023-0365    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/17/2023 In control: Budget and Fiscal Management Committee
On agenda: Final action: 11/28/2023
Enactment date: 12/6/2023 Enactment #: 19704
Title: AN ORDINANCE establishing the crisis care centers fund; and adding a new section to K.C.C. chapter 4A.200.
Sponsors: Joe McDermott
Indexes: Crisis Intervention Program, Funds
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 19704, 2. 2023-0365 transmittal letter, 3. 2023-0365 Fiscal Note, 4. 2023-0365 Legislative Review Form, 5. 2023-0365_SR_CCCLevyFund
Staff: Porter, Samantha


Clerk 10/11/2023


AN ORDINANCE establishing the crisis care centers fund; and adding a new section to K.C.C. chapter 4A.200.



1.  In January 2023, Ordinance 19572 placed a nine-year crisis care centers levy on the April 2023 special election ballot to establish and operate a regional network of crisis care centers in King County, to restore mental health residential treatment bed capacity, and to increase the sustainability and representativeness of the behavioral health workforce in King County.

2. In April 2023, King County voters approved Proposition No. 1 to authorize the crisis care centers levy from 2024 through 2032.

3. Ordinance 19572, Section 3, requires proceeds from the crisis care centers levy to be deposited into the crisis care centers fund, or its successor.


                     NEW SECTION. SECTION 1.  There is hereby added to K.C.C. chapter 4A.200 a new section to read as follows:

                     A.  There is hereby created the crisis care centers fund.

                     B.  The fund shall be a first tier fund.  It is a special revenue fund.

                     C.  The director of the department of community and human services shall be the manager of the fund.

                     D.  The fund shall account for the proceeds of the property tax levy in excess of the levy limitation contained in chapter 84.55 RCW that was approved in 2023 in accordance with Ordinance 19572, and any successive levies, unless otherwise required

by ordinance.  The levy proceeds are for the express purpose of paying eligible expenditures as provided in Ordinance 19572 and any successive levy ordinances.