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October 15, 2020


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

As you may have heard, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday in favor of stopping the census count.  All King County residents have until 11:59 p.m. tonight to fill out the census.  It can be done online here.  As I’ve mentioned in previous newsletters, an accurate census count is crucial as it will determine the amount of federal dollars state and local governments receive, as well as the number of Congressional delegates allocated to each state.   

This is a busy time at the Council.  We’re in the middle of the budget review process and as Chair of the Budget Committee, I’m asking for your participation in this critical process.  As you know, all public budgets have taken an enormous hit due to the economic impacts of the pandemic.  As we weigh how best to use our public dollars, we welcome your input!

There are several opportunities for the public to get involved with the budget process, and I discuss those below.  I hope you will take this opportunity to let us know about your priorities for our County budget.     

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 

All the best and I hope you are staying safe.