What’s happening in District Four -- March 2007
Phillips and Staff Wage Friendly Competition at Food Lifeline
Councilmember Phillips and staff waged a friendly competition with Seattle City Councilmembers Sally Clark, Jean Godden and their staffs to repackage food at Food Lifeline. The Phillips team prevailed, and the competition resulted in repackaging over 12,000 pounds of food into family-sized portions for hungry families in Western Washington.
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Phillips Adds Study of Light Rail to Ballard to ST2
The Sound Transit Board approved an amendment to the draft Sound Transit 2 (ST2) plan to include a study of light rail connections to Ballard. The ST2 expansion of light rail and investments in other transportation projects throughout the central Puget Sound Region will go before voters in November as part of the Roads and Transit package. Read more.
King County Parks Levy Proposed for Renewal
Councilmember Phillips joined Executive Ron Sims in announcing the planned renewal of the King County parks levy. The levy renewal would fund maintenance of the King County parks system. A second levy would fund expansion of the parks system. Both levies would be placed before voters during the August primary election. Read more.
Board of Health to Explore Limiting Trans Fat and Improving Menu Labeling
The Seattle/King County Board of Health appointed an advisory committee to make recommendations on trans fat and menu labeling. Health officials and consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the health risks associated with trans fat and oversized restaurant portions. The Board of Health wants to make it easier for citizens in King County to make healthy choices while dining out.
Councilmember Phillips, a sponsor of the logo change, signs the new logo at the unveiling celebration at Seattle's Mount Zion Baptist Church.
New King County Logo Unveiled
A year after the King County Council approved changing King County's logo from a crown to an image of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the new logo was officially unveiled and will be phased in to use on King County buses, vehicles, and stationery. Read more.
Council Approves Site for Consolidated Elections Facility
3/12/2007Rethink Boeing Field Swap
The King County Council approved a site to bring King County Election operations under one roof. This consolidation will improve security, reduce the risk of ballot processing errors, and allow for better management and communication.Read more.
Councilmember Phillips is speaking out against the proposed swap of Boeing Field to the Port of Seattle in exchange for purchase and development of a trail on Burlington Northern Santa Fe's Eastside rail corridor. Phillips remains supportive of preserving the rail corridor, and is calling for elected leaders to work together on a new strategy that doesn't come at the expense of Boeing Field and its surrounding neighborhoods. Read Councilmember Phillips' guest column in the Seattle Times.
Dave Zemek of Kiewit, Board Member Phillips, Mayor Nickels, Sound Transit CEO Joni Earl, and Board Members Richard Marin and Richard McIver cut the ribbon marking the opening of the Link light rail maintenance base.
Light Rail Maintenance Base Completed
Sound Transit reached another milestone in construction of Central Link light rail--completion of the light rail maintenance base in SODO. Board Member Phillips spoke at a dedication ceremony where the new base was unveiled.Read more.