2025 Rate Renewal Listening Session May 16

Organizer

King Conservation District

Website: https://kingcd.org

Join King Conservation District (KCD) to learn about our current programming, plans for the next three years and the rate renewal process. This listening session will start with a short presentation from KCD Executive Director Rosa Méndez-Perez and be followed by a Q&A and feedback session. KCD wants to hear from you as we move towards the adoption of our next 3-year rate renewal proposal. Registration on zoom is required to get the meeting link.

About

Since 1949, King Conservation District (KCD) has provided education, technical assistance, and financial help to people stewarding the natural resources of King County. Private residents manage a significant portion of King County’s streams, lakes, forests, and agricultural lands and KCD has been a long-trusted partner in assisting them to improve water quality and soil health, increase tree canopy, reduce wildfire risk, and bolster local food systems.

Mission

We empower people to conserve and enhance soil, water, food systems, forest, and habitat-now and for future generations.

Approach

King County’s natural resources are interconnected. Assisting private residents to make improvements to their natural resources benefits us all. Reducing pollutants upstream improves water quality downstream. Increasing tree canopy in urban parks improves air quality across the region. Connecting local growers directly to customers improves economic viability and food access. Educating the public about natural resource conservation empowers them to take positive actions in their homes and in their communities.

Rate Renewal

Since 2013, KCD has been primarily funded through a rates and charges interlocal agreement with King County. Rate payers currently pay approximately $13 per parcel funding $8.7 million of services each year. KCD is seeking a 3-year rate renewal with King County that maintains existing programming while placing a renewed emphasis on the equity and climate resilience aspects of KCD’s work. The proposal calls for a modest inflationary adjustment of 2.6% each year. A successful renewal is essential for KCD to continue providing critical environmental conservation services in King County.

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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