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August 28, 2020


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Here at the County, we have been working hard on the budget.  As you may know, we’ve already passed three emergency budgets to provide relief from the impacts of COVID-19.  We will be taking up the Executive’s proposal for the fourth COVID emergency budget on Tuesday (more information on that below).  Not surprisingly, state and local budgets have suffered from the economic shocks of the pandemic. 

Those of you who are real “policy wonks” may be interested in this guidance document from the U.S. Department of the Treasury on how state, local and tribal governments can allocate funds from the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act).

The rest of this e-newsletter includes updates on the COVID-19 crisis and other issues. 

As always, I would like to hear from you. You can call me at 206-477-1004 or you can reach me by email at jeanne.kohl-welles@kingcounty.gov

All the best and I hope you are staying safe.