In preparation for a 2011 King County Budget that will include $60 million in cuts, the chair of the Metropolitan King County Council’s Budget Leadership team is encouraging the public to get involved by going to the Budget Committee’s four public hearings.
“During this difficult budget process, programs and services that our residents depend on are going to be cut or eliminated,” said King County Councilmember Julia Patterson, whose district includes Tukwila. “We need to hear from the public about the services they value, their ideas for saving money, and how we can do more with less.”
The schedule for the four public hearings:
• Sept. 29 – King County Courthouse, County Council Chambers, 10th Flr, 516 Third Avenue, Room 1200, Seattle
• Oct. 5 – Bellevue City Council Chambers, 450 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue
• Oct. 12 – Mt. Si High School, Wildcat Court, 8651 Meadowbrook Way S.E., Snoqualmie
• Oct. 19 – Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center, Jury Assembly Room 2E, 401 Fourth Avenue North, Kent
All meetings start 6:30 p.m. Day-after coverage of the public hearings will be available both online and on King County TV, seen on Comcast and Broadstripe Cable Channel 22. You can also sign up to follow the deliberations through the Council’s 2011 Budget Blog, Facebook and Twitter.
Go online for more information
Budget overview: www.kingcounty.gov/council/budget.aspx
Patterson’s Web page: www.kingcounty.gov/Patterson.aspx
Council budget blog: www.kingcounty.gov/council/budget/blog.aspx