County taking comment on how to spend revenue from Veterans, Human Services Levy
August 23, 2011 · 3:31 PM
County voters overwhelmingly approved the extension of six-year, Veterans and Human Services Levy in the primary election Aug. 16.
Now, how to spend the proceeds from the levy for the next six years is contained in a draft Service Improvement Plan for 2012-2017.
The public can review and comment on the plan through 5 p.m. Aug. 26.
The new draft modifies some programs, but the goals, major strategies and most activities to serve veterans and others in need of social services remain consistent, according to King County.
Changes include greater emphasis on military families and justice involved veterans, increased resources for supportive housing, geographic expansion of a depression treatment program for seniors, design and implementation of health care reform, and support for the 2-1-1 Community Information Line.
The draft plan continues to split all revenues equally between veterans and their families and others in need.
King County Executive Dow Constantine is expected to forward the plan to the King County Council for their review in September.