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File #: 2010-0155    Version:
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 3/1/2010 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: Final action: 4/19/2010
Enactment date: Enactment #: 13202
Title: A MOTION establishing Governance for the Twenty-First Century - 2010 Priorities for King County Government.
Sponsors: Bob Ferguson, Jane Hague, Kathy Lambert
Indexes: King County
Attachments: 1. 13202.pdf, 2. 2010-0155 Staff Report Governance for 21st Century v3, 3. 2010-0155 Attachment A - 2010 Priorities and Strategies-0301, 4. 2010-0155 Staff Report 0414 Priorities v1, 5. A. 21st Century Governance - 2010 Priorities for King County, dated April 14, 2010, 6. 2010-0155 0414 Revised Staff Report Priorities, 7. A. 21st Century Governance - 2010 Priorities for King County, dated April 14, 2010
Drafter
Clerk 04/15/2010
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A MOTION establishing Governance for the Twenty-First Century - 2010 Priorities for King County Government.
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WHEREAS, King County government, after the recently approved annexations, is the local government to approximately two hundred seventy-one thousand residents of the unincorporated areas of the county, which is a population equivalent to the second largest city in King County, and
WHEREAS, King County government, as the local government, is the direct provider of government services such as law enforcement, zoning, permitting and road services for residents of the unincorporated areas, and
WHEREAS, King County government provides critical countywide health and safety services and regional municipal services, including mental health and chemical dependency services, public health services, property assessment, elections, judicial services, public transit, wastewater treatment and regional aviation facilities, and
WHEREAS, King County government partners with other jurisdictions to meet local and regional needs for such services as roads maintenance, local law enforcement, animal control and public transportation, and
WHEREAS, after the recently approved annexations, the residential population size of unincorporated King County is not likely to change substantially in the next few years, while economic trends, partnership conditions and the service delivery environment are likely to fluctuate, and
WHEREAS, King County is facing a structural gap between revenue and normal growth in the cost of service delivery resulting in a projected shortfall of more than $60 million for 2011, and
WHEREAS, people's modes of communication and interactions with information, services and each other are changing, requiring government as a service provider to be flexible in responding to the needs of its citizenry and able to adapt to new and emerging conditions and technologies, and
WHEREAS, the King County council is committed to w...

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