King County Councilmember says executive’s budget proposal is a ‘recipe for disaster’

A demonstrator holds a U.S. flag upside down during a picket and rally outside the office of King County Executive Dow Constantine as part of the nationwide Strike For Black Lives on July 20, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)

King County Executive Dow Constantine released his budget proposal for 2021-2022 to the King County Council on Tuesday.

Councilmember Reagan Dunn joined the Dori Monson Show on KIRO Radio after he picked up the briefing book, and just before the executive’s budget presentation.

“I got a chance to take a first look at the executive’s approach to fighting crime in King County, and it’s discouraging news,” Dunn said.

“It’s not going to do anything to reduce crime. It’s going to increase crime,” he added. “It’s substantially cutting the number of sheriff’s deputies that we’ll see on our streets.”

The proposal takes 12 deputies off the board right

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