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King County Council meeting highlights | April 22-24

This week at the County Council: Meeting highlights

Monday, April 22

 

Metropolitan King County Council – 1:30 p.m.

 

--Councilmembers will recognize Major Jim Graddon as he retires from the King County Sheriff’s Office.

--Councilmembers will recognize Bismark Mensah for his honesty in returning $20,000 in cash left by a shopper at his place of employment.

 

Councilmembers will hear public testimony during their monthly public comment period. Speakers will have two minutes to address Councilmembers on matters relating to county government.

 

Councilmembers are scheduled to discuss and possibly act on:

·       An ordinance allowing the use of County funds to provide incentives and rewards with a financial value to participate in Juvenile Court programs and adult Drug Diversion Court as Superior Court and Department of Judicial Administration budgets permit (Ordinance 2013-0134).

 

Tuesday, April 23

 

 

Government Accountability and Oversight Committee – 9:30 a.m.

Committee members are scheduled to discuss and possibly recommend to the full council:

 

·       An ordinance relating to the King County District Court Electoral District boundaries for 2013 (Ordinance 2013-0179).

 

Briefing:

·       Status of Cable Television Franchise Agreements for Unincorporated King County (Briefing No. 2013-B0051).

 

 

Law, Justice and Health and Human Services Committee – 1:30 p.m.

 

Committee members are scheduled to discuss and possibly recommend to the full council:

·       An ordinance authorizing the approval of the Medic One/Emergency Medical Services 2014‑2019 Strategic Plan (Substitute Ordinance 2013‑0016.2).

·       A motion accepting the Mental Illness and Drug Dependency Fifth Annual Report (Motion 2013-0184).

 

Briefings:

·       The Center for Children and Youth Justice’s Project Respect (Briefing No. 2013-0052).

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Health Reform Planning Team (Briefing No. 2013-0052).

 

 

Wednesday, April 24

 

 

Committee of the Whole – 9:30 a.m. ***Special Meeting***

Committee members are scheduled to discuss and possibly recommend to the full council:

 

·       An ordinance approving the organization and operations of the Department of Public Defense within the executive branch with a department of Public Defense Advisory board to support the director of the department of public defense and the independence of the legal practice of public defense (Ordinance 2013-0108).

·       Ordinances adding a new section of the King County Charter:

o   Creating a Department of Public Defense and an appointed office with the title of “County Public Defender” appointed by a public defense oversight commission (Ordinance 2013-0210).

o   Creating a Department of Public Defense and an elective office with the title of “County Public Defender” (Ordinance 2013-0211).

o   Creating a Department of Public Defense and an appointed office with the title of “County Public Defender” appointed by the County Executive and subject to confirmation by the County Council (Ordinance 2013-0212).

 

 

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