Alternatives to Secure Detention

Last month, the first meeting of the King County Council’s Special Committee on Alternatives to Incarceration was held with Councilmembers Claudia Balducci, Reagan Dunn, Larry Gossett, and myself. The purpose of this new committee is to establish and review recommendations to improve the County’s alternatives to incarceration programs, including electronic home detention and work education…

A few highlights from 2016 on the King County Council

Looking back on my first year on the Council, I realize even more the crucial role of local governments in providing essential services. More than two million people live in King County. Since 2012, the county’s population has increased by 7.6 percent, making it the fastest growing county in the state and larger in population…