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County Budget Shortfall Survey

King County reports a significant budget shortfall; residents are being asked to complete a survey.

King County has announced that it is 100 million dollars short for its next budget go-round. It wants King County residents to complete a survey on what county services to keep and which ones to cut or reduce. It has already announced it will be increasing property taxes significantly-sticker-shock amounts.

Burien is already overwhelmingly short of the contracted services for KC police officers and patrol officers; crime has skyrocketed in Burien from 2018 to 2023. Burien has the second rate of opioid deaths in the county. County prosecutors already refuse to prosecute most crimes. 

Burien residents, please take the time to tell the county what you think. Complete this survey–https://publicinput.com/budgetsurvey

Next Steps

The community survey will be open until May 18. Executive Constantine will use the input gathered to develop his budget, which he will propose to the County Council in the fall. The public will have additional opportunities to engage in budget decisions when the County Council holds public hearings.

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