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King County to Hold Budget Town Hall in Kent

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The King County Council will be holding a budget town hall tomorrow, October 12th, in Kent. This town hall is an opportunity to provide input into the county’s 2023-24 biennial budget process and share your priorities.

King County (and Auburn for that matter) utilizes a biennial budget, a budget prepared to cover a two-year period. King County Council wants to hear feedback directly from King County residents. Public hearings and meetings help give insight into the county’s budget, budgeting process, and the challenges being faced at the time.

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This year, three public meetings will be held, in Redmond, Kent, King County Council is preparing the 2022-23 budget and is holding a town hall in Kent on Wednesday, Oct. 12th to hear your input. and downtown Seattle. The downtown Seattle town hall will be a hybrid meeting.

Those unable to attend a meeting are encouraged to email any questions and feedback to the King County Council (budget.council@kingcounty.gov). Auburn, Algona, and Pacific are in District 5 and District 10, represented by CM Dave Upthegrove (D5) and CM Pete von Reichbauer (D10).

Watch this short video (2min) from the county to learn about the County Budget process and how your tax dollars pay for services: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH9dPd87qu4 

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The following meetings are being held by the council’s Budget and Fiscal Management Committee (BFM). For more information about the Kent town hall and to RSVP, visit: https://fb.me/e/2nGWIHGIc

  • October 12 (Wed) – Budget Town Hall: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
    Kent Senior Center, Social Hall
    600 E Smith Street, Kent, WA 98032
  • October 19 (Wed) –  6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
    King County Courthouse, 10th Floor Council Chambers
    516 3rd Ave., Seattle WA 98104
  • November 8 (Tues) – 9:30 a.m. – noon (est.) – hybrid meeting
    King County Courthouse, 10th Floor Council Chambers
    516 3rd Ave., Seattle WA 98104

Email address to send public comment

Again, members of the public unable to attend a meeting may provide public comment on the county budget by email: budget.council@kingcounty.gov

From the county: At the top of your message: please write (1) your name and (2) your complete street address. This information is recommended but not required.

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