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Mary Hall inside District 7 February 28, 2019, 1:38 AM

Are there areas where you would like to see King County government structured in a different way? If so, please elaborate below:
have more cops per citizens in unincorporated area of king county . have more public meetings in the UNINCORPORATED AREAS , Have working substations and community officers .


Does the King County government structure provide adequate checks and balances to ensure government is responsive and accountable to the public? If not, please elaborate below:
NO they DON'T give equal to all of king county... if your in the city you get more protection than you do in UNINCORPORATED AREAS. we pay just the same in the city or out.. if you live in Madian or Bellevue you get more services . every one should get the same services no matter what part of the county your in.


Does King County government structure provide transparency and accountability? If no, what would increase transparency and accountability?
ACCOUNTABILITY FOR ALL , SHOW US THE MONEY


Do you feel local government services in King County could be provided in a more efficient manner? If so, how?
if WE the people voted in "Marijuana Stores" in the State then they should be opened for ALL the city "we the people voted it in" but yet each city can decided to have a store or not.. THAT IS NOT WHAT WE VOTED IN... all city/towns should have MARIJUANA STORES.


Please provide any additional feedback concerning improvements to the King County Charter.
listen to the people , if we voted in something then let us have it .. we voted in for 30.00 car tabs that didn't happen.. we voted in Marijuana stores that didn't happen, give the people what we vote for and not what the elected officials want .. do what the people want .

peggy burton inside District 7 February 27, 2019, 7:53 AM

Do you feel local government services in King County could be provided in a more efficient manner? If so, how?
South King County cities are in need of more overall funding.

Jill Denny inside District 2 February 22, 2019, 3:12 PM

Are there areas where you would like to see King County government structured in a different way? If so, please elaborate below:
It’s challenging to understand what falls under King County’s jurisdiction vs the city of Seattle vs Washington state. I also have had to dig around quite a bit to understand how King County’s government is structured, and even now, I’m not sure that I really get it. So I guess more transparency in how the county actually runs would be helpful.


Does the King County government structure provide adequate checks and balances to ensure government is responsive and accountable to the public? If not, please elaborate below:
I don’t know — again, the system of checks and balances isn’t easy to find or particularly transparent. I learn more from the Wikipedia page about King County Council than I do from the internal website. When I enter my street address to find out who my council member is, it repeatedly takes me to an error page.


Does King County government structure provide transparency and accountability? If no, what would increase transparency and accountability?
No. See above — it’s hard to understand how it is structured. Redesign of the website, perhaps? I find out most of my local/community news through Crosscut and Nextdoor, so perhaps posting news or meetings on those kinds of sites might help?


Do you feel local government services in King County could be provided in a more efficient manner? If so, how?
Not sure.

Brian Hoor outside Council Districts February 20, 2019, 9:20 AM

No responses yet.

Joe Huffman inside District 1 February 18, 2019, 1:37 PM

Are there areas where you would like to see King County government structured in a different way? If so, please elaborate below:
Yes. Shorter term limits and merit-based pay for elected officials. When we make budget cuts they need to be done in a broader context of not only what spending exists currently statewide but with a linkage to who pays the bill. For example, the taxpayers of Seattle are net contributors of taxes in every category - sales, B&O, utility, property - and yet we receive only $0.37 for education spending for every dollar we send to state government. Why shouldn't where money comes from have an impact on how the cuts are made? They should.


Does the King County government structure provide adequate checks and balances to ensure government is responsive and accountable to the public? If not, please elaborate below:
No. King County officials are paid Democracy vouchers are a perfect example. This is a failure and wound up costing more than it 's worth. Property owners have sued over this and will win. Raising minimum wage was another failure. You have active socialists in city council that proposed a "wealth tax" to help homeless. Property owners and business owners are a huge source of revenue in this city. 54 million in 2017? Really? As a tax payer, I'd rather see that money go to eduction to keep our future from the homelessness. It's time to be accountable to tax payers, not homeless.


Does King County government structure provide transparency and accountability? If no, what would increase transparency and accountability?
No. King county needs to be run like a business. Taxpayers should know where every penny of their tax money goes, from salaries to expenditures. I propose a public audit annually.


Do you feel local government services in King County could be provided in a more efficient manner? If so, how?
Yes. When charging for permits, king county is fast. Need a speed bump for a busy neighborhood street by a high school? Waiting game.

Dick Kraske inside District 1 February 17, 2019, 10:15 AM

Does the King County government structure provide adequate checks and balances to ensure government is responsive and accountable to the public? If not, please elaborate below:
"ensure government is responsive and accountable to the public" Not only responsive to the public but the King County employees as well. When a balant non responsive organization ignores the courtesy and standards for genuine customer service electing to adopt a "It's my way or the highway" attitude during a simple reclassification request amping up to the necessity of an applicant having to hire lawyers to be heard and acknowledged its time to enact a fair and accountable system through an audit system with penalties for non compliance. The appeal process should not have to rely on just a judge and and a prosecutor, both being county employees, to make a unilateral decision that affects the final outcome of the case. When an applicant spends over $35,000 for attorney's fees on their appeal and having had it thrown out of court by a judge without even allowing the applicant's attorney to state their case is a true example of a King County Kangaroo Court. Human Resources had failed to provide accurate job comparisons, missed their own deadlines and provided inaccurate and incomplete responses as a result. An outside audit by a professional management auditing firm that could be trusted would have been a deserving solution to prevent any similar practices in the future. One would hope that the County had improved its Human Resources Division after the audit in 2002 when it received a grade of "D" for its performance.


Do you feel local government services in King County could be provided in a more efficient manner? If so, how?
Not only sufficient but courteous manner as well by mandating a customer service improvement course followed up with effective supervisory oversight for all employees who have direct contact with the public. After experiencing a snarling response to a simple question concerning a small claims issue from a Shoreline Court clerk, it should receive special attention.

Glover Weiss inside District 1 February 15, 2019, 9:50 AM

Are there areas where you would like to see King County government structured in a different way? If so, please elaborate below:
You need more representation in Eastern King County.

Andy DeLaVergne inside District 1 February 14, 2019, 5:02 PM

Are there areas where you would like to see King County government structured in a different way? If so, please elaborate below:
Ranked choice voting. A hiring process for positions like Sheriff.


Does the King County government structure provide adequate checks and balances to ensure government is responsive and accountable to the public? If not, please elaborate below:
I don't know.


Does King County government structure provide transparency and accountability? If no, what would increase transparency and accountability?
The more processes affecting the public being online, the better.


Please provide any additional feedback concerning improvements to the King County Charter.
This online forum is beneficial. I would like to see enrollment notices sent out to registered voters along with their ballots.

Aaron Guyton inside District 5 February 14, 2019, 1:59 PM

Are there areas where you would like to see King County government structured in a different way? If so, please elaborate below:
Well,this county should address the past before the present, in the displacement act that has harvested,also the budget is topheavy all office cost so by the time it gets to those there's little to nothing left.


Does the King County government structure provide adequate checks and balances to ensure government is responsive and accountable to the public? If not, please elaborate below:
King county has a number of cities,where you could go here but not there,then when you apply a complaint form you become the target.


Does King County government structure provide transparency and accountability? If no, what would increase transparency and accountability?
Again, where is the follow up?
Who is weclome?
Who get warehouses?
How many events get ,rescheduled?
The timeframe ?


Do you feel local government services in King County could be provided in a more efficient manner? If so, how?
Stop looking at numbers and look at the talent you have,here .


Please provide any additional feedback concerning improvements to the King County Charter.
Each elected offical,should have to do 20 hours,stewardship, listing,are undoing racism.

Christopher Fossedal outside Council Districts February 14, 2019, 1:49 PM

Are there areas where you would like to see King County government structured in a different way? If so, please elaborate below:
Urbanized only in flat areas where it impacts the environment least (restore the waterside and hills). Tear down buildings for wider roads, especially to the airport. Gut housing regulations. Hire recycle operators which sell resources to homeland manufacturers.


Does the King County government structure provide adequate checks and balances to ensure government is responsive and accountable to the public? If not, please elaborate below:
No. The unmaintained, narrow streets are clogged with homeless people and broken up with tree roots on the wayside. The sewage system doesn't work. The government itself is sticking its hand in the issue of gun ownership, which is a check on government. The whole state can't pay for itself. Sanctuary cities are forming their own little "confederacies" in violation of Union law.


Does King County government structure provide transparency and accountability? If no, what would increase transparency and accountability?
No. King County is reaching its tentacles into other counties. Government beaurocrats are accountable to no one but themselves.


Do you feel local government services in King County could be provided in a more efficient manner? If so, how?
Yes. Shut down government offices and political initiatives that are not mandated by the public.


Please provide any additional feedback concerning improvements to the King County Charter.
The whole state needs to revamp the tax code. King county needs to keep to itself, mow down buildings for wider roads, stop urbanizing the peirs and the hills. It needs to gut regulations on housing so people other than hotel owners have the reasonable ability to rent out space for the ever-increasing homeless population. It needs to drop sanc-city status so citizens can reasonably afford it and be safe. "LGBTQ" is not the only issue to be concerned with.