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2017

15
NOV

Chief Economist meets with South King County community leaders
Dr. Steve Lerch discussed opportunities, challenges and expectations for our state’s economy

13
NOV

Drowsy Driving Focus of Councilmember, Sheriff Effort
Recent statistics state that drowsy drivers cause 1,550 deaths, 71,000 injuries, and more than 100,000 accidents each year in the U.S. The Washington State Patrol reports that from 2011 through 2015 there were 64 fatal collisions and 308 serious injury collisions investigated where a drowsy driver was involved.

13
NOV

Council Approves Simplifying Metro Transit Fares
Eliminating Peak and Zone Fares for Single Adult Rate

13
NOV

$1,000,000 appropriated in County supplemental budget for East Hylebos Watershed Conservation on former Weyerhaeuser Property
The purchase is the start of a multi-year fundraising campaign to aid in the long-term vision for conservation of this land alongside development.

6
NOV

King County will help fund restoration of Historic Fire Lookout
The funds will go towards building a brand new lookout tower for visitors to Pinnacle Peak to experience the iconic view of Mt. Rainier and the surrounding area

6
NOV

Improvements Coming to Issaquah Hobart Road Traffic Timing
The budget addition will fund the King County Road Services Division’s installation of traffic monitoring that will allow remote traffic light timing adjustments.

6
NOV

Council Votes to Fund Measures to Prevent Gun Violence
Six members of the King County Council release a joint statement on the mass shooting in south Texas on November 5.

6
NOV

Statement on Mass Shooting in Texas
Three members of the King County Council release a joint statement following the mass shooting in south Texas on November 5.

3
NOV

New York City Terror Attack Spurs Action at County Council
“I feel it’s appropriate for King County to take a look at the safety of 175 miles of regional trails to make sure a tragedy like what we saw this week in New York City can’t happen here at home”

2
NOV

Dembowski legislation would ban solitary confinement for youth in detention
“We are working hard to improve our juvenile justice system in King County. We know from scientific research that solitary confinement can permanently harm young people”

31
OCT

Improvements to Issaquah Hobart Road Traffic Timing included in King County Budget
The budget addition will fund the King County Road Services Division’s installation of traffic monitoring that will allow remote traffic light timing adjustments.

31
OCT

Project to restore Historic Fire Lookout will receive King County funds
The funds will go towards building a brand new lookout tower for visitors to Pinnacle Peak to experience the iconic view of Mt. Rainier and the surrounding area

31
OCT

Maple Valley Resident to serve on Civil Rights Commission
The Commission advises the King County Executive and King County Council on matters related to the County’s civil rights programs

30
OCT

Extending period for Property Tax Refunds
Council approves doubling window from 3 to 6 years

30
OCT

New South County Transfer Station Closer to Reality
Council agreement one of the final steps in replacing 50-year-old facility

30
OCT

TOUCHDOWN SEAHAWKS! Council Recognizes Anniversary of Community Effort to Keep the Seattle Seahawks Flying In Seattle
The prime movers of the effort to keep the Seahawks in Seattle were not politicians, but fans

30
OCT

Information on Keeping Infants Asleep—and Alive
Council approves pilot program on safe sleeping environments

23
OCT

Council approves program to boost funding for housing
Credit Enhancement provides better financing terms, lower costs for housing

23
OCT

Volunteering for justice: County Council celebrates Pro Bono Week
Recognizing the efforts of attorneys providing legal aid to those in need

18
OCT

Increase of juvenile violence brings three police chiefs to “Good Eggs” breakfast meeting
Discussing methods to address growing juvenile gang and gun violence in our communities

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