Republican wants to introduce a bill in the Legislature that would lay the framework to eventually make the city of Seattle its own county, too,
Senate Bill 5932 from Sen. Phil Fortunato would not specifically separate Seattle from the rest of King County but it would create procedures for creating a new county in the future.
If it were passed, Fortunato’s ultimate goal is to see Seattle, which he says influences much of what happens elsewhere in the county, venture out on its own.
“Seattle has gone so far off the left cliff that the rest of the county is paying for Seattle’s craziness,” Fortunato said. “So my dream is Seattle could be King County, and they could do whatever the heck they want, They could have a $25 minimum wage. They could give away free needles. They can do whatever the heck they want, they just can’t do it with my money.”
The bill is being proposed during the special session of the Legislature.
King County Executive Dow Constantine, a Democrat, said the Legislature has more important things to do right now.