A public hearing on a proposed ordinance #2018-0086, which would give the King County Council more oversight over 4Culture, is tentatively scheduled for February 21, 9:30 AM, in a “Committee of the Whole” meeting at the King County Courthouse.
In January, King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove, was joined by Councilmembers Rod Dembowski, Kathy Lambert, Reagan Dunn, Pete von Reichbauer, and Larry Gossett, in introducing an ordinance that would allow councilmembers:
- To veto the 4Culture budget, which determines funding for arts, heritage, preservation, and public arts;
- To hire and fire the 4Culture Executive Director; and
- To nominate and directly appoint the majority of 4Culture board members without consultation