The Metropolitan King County Council, the legislative body of King County, Washington, consists of nine members elected by district to four-year terms. The Council adopts laws, sets policy, and holds final approval over the budget. The Council uses its committee structure to consider the legislation before it. Ordinances and motions (policy statements) are assigned to a King County Council committee for consideration, and then are recommended to the full Council for action. The King County Executive is not a member of the Council, and is a separately elected official. The Executive submits legislation to the Council for consideration and has veto power over ordinances passed by the Council.
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WA Senate LCTA - Committee Meeting (October 17, 2022) - Work Session - Organized Retail Crime
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- Washington State Senate Labor, Commerce, and Tribal Affairs Committee (WA Senate LCTA)
Ahead of the 2023 session, committee members heard about the response to organized retail crime, including staff of the attorney general’s office and cannabis retail representatives.
WSLCB - Executive Management Team (May 11, 2022) - Cannabis Retail Safety and Enforcement
A comprehensive Enforcement and Education briefing delved into that division’s work in 2022 before staff updated on federal banking legislation and media engagements at the agency.
King County Council - Council Meeting (May 17, 2022) - Cannabis Business Security Task Force
With continued advocacy from Washington CannaBusiness Association members, the council approved a motion to create a cannabis business security task force in King County.
King County Council LJHHS - Committee Meeting (May 3, 2022) - Cannabis Security Task Force
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- King County Council Law, Justice, Health, and Human Services Committee (King County Council LJHHS)
The committee heard about a motion to create a cannabis security task force to address robberies in the area, amending wording and scope before recommending it to the full council.
The Week Ahead (May 16, 2022)
The King County Council would decide whether or not to create a “cannabis business security task force” to convene in the months leading up to the county biennial budget season.
WSLCB - Board Caucus (March 29, 2022) - Cannabis Retail Safety Forum
Licensees, legislators, and lobbyists talked about a wave of retail robberies which had increased in frequency in 2022, examining banking, training, and other possible solutions and mitigations.