City Budget Hearings

In the next two months cities across King County will be finalizing their 2017-18 budgets.

It is critical now that human service providers show a presence and remind city councils around the county that Human Services are a crucial investment in the strength of their communities

The momentum is building for all cities to focus on more investment. Your voice and participation will make the difference.


  • When all people are able to reach their full potential, everyone benefits through being part of strong, thriving communities.
  •  Building well-being across our county requires active participation and significant investment from all the partners.
  • With additional investment from (city you are addressing) we can provide supports for people who live in (city you are addressing) to develop the strengths, connections, and capacities needed across our lifetimes,{like child care, youth mentoring, and services to help our elders stay in their communities and homes. In case of emergency we want to be able to prevent homelessness, help with shelter and advocacy for people facing domestic violence or sexual assault, and with food in cases where people are hungry.} These are all the building blocks of well-being.


  • Let me tell you about the benefits of (services you want to go into more detail on….)
  • If we work together and all contribute, we can build families and communities strong enough to weather life’s storms.

    Upcoming Budget Hearings:


November 21, 2016 – 7:00pm, Council Chambers – Public Hearing #2 on the Preliminary 2017-2018 Budget


November 21 – 8:00 pm, City Council Chambers


11/21 – Adoption of 2017-2018 Biennial Budget


11/1 – Budget Hearing
11/15 – Budget Hearing

Federal Way

11/1 – Budget Hearing


2017-2018 Budget Calendar
10/25 – Department Budget Presentations
12/13 – Adoption of the 2017-18 Biennial Budget

North Bend

11/1 – Public Hearing – proposed 2017-2018 Budget
11/15 – Public Hearing – 2017-2018 Budget Ordinance
12/6 – final adoption of the 2017-2018 Biennial Budget Ordinance


10/25 Joint Study with the Human Services Commission: Funding Recommendations (no public comment)
November 15th, 7:30 PM, City Hall – Council Chamber, 15670 NE 85th


10/31 – Budget Hearing
11/14 – Final Discussion of the 2017 Budget and 2017-2022 Capital Improvement Program