About the Governing Committee

Governor Inslee has issued a series of proclamations addressing COVID-19, including limitations on the size of in-person gatherings because of the high risk they pose to public safety. On March 23, 2020, Governor Inslee issued Proclamation 20-28, specifying that local agencies may conduct public meetings only online or via remote access and also limiting action at such meetings to matters that are necessary to address COVID or that are otherwise necessary and routine. The Governor’s current Order is in effect through May 31, 2020.

The King County Regional Homelessness Authority

Governing Committee intends to meet electronically and take action on two necessary and routine items: establishment of a meeting schedule for the remainder of 2020 and designation of co-chairs from among its membership. Action items are routine organizational matters that are regularly and routinely undertaken by local government committees.

These steps are necessary to enable the Authority’s ability to begin the process of providing essential planning and service delivery in accordance with principles set forth in the Interlocal Agreement for the Establishment of the King County Regional Homelessness Authority.  Facilitating this coordinated emergency response to chronic regional homelessness through these administrative actions is particularly essential during the unprecedented COVID-19 public health crisis.

Background

On December 11, 2019, King County and the City of Seattle entered into an Interlocal Agreement for the establishment of the King County Regional Homelessness Authority (the Authority) to oversee policy, funding, and services for people experiencing homelessness countywide.

A Governing Committee is being formed to act as the administrator for the Authority and for the purposes of performing its duties. The following documents give more information on the Authority and the ILA.

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