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2017

16
AUG

U.S. Representative Adam Smith speaks to South King County leaders at “Good Eggs” breakfast
Smith discussed his policy priorities for South King County in Washington, D.C as Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, and emphasized the need to work across the aisle in Congress to get results.

14
AUG

Council Response to Charlottesville
There is no place for bigotry, racism, neo-Nazis, and white supremacists in our county and our nation

14
AUG

Council acts to prevent county use of private prisons
Upthegrove legislation focuses on not using County funds in facilities that push “profit over safety”

7
AUG

von Reichbauer Recommends Decisive Actions Against “Safe Injection Facilities”
Encourages Mayors and City Councils in County Council District 7 to prevent the siting of safe injection facilities in their respective cities AND potential annexation areas

27
JUL

Dunn Encourages Fairwood Area Residents to Apply for Sound Transit Citizen Committee
“If Fairwood residents are now expected to pay for its construction, it’s crucial that we have a citizen voice on the oversight committee.”

26
JUL

New Ballot Drop Box for Fall City
“As the local government for the community of Fall City, King County has a responsibility to make sure residents are able to access key services and exercise their right to vote.”

24
JUL

Council approves transfer of surplus vanpool vans to organizations in District 4
“These vans still have a lot of life left in them and I’m glad to see them put to good use serving our County residents.”

24
JUL

Transportation Secretary emphasizes critical role of transportation to economic development with local Mayors
Discussed impacts on economy, housing, and more with South King County leaders

24
JUL

New careers for “retiring” County employees
Council approves transfer of surplus vanpool van to organizations throughout King County

20
JUL

Statement on Veterans, Seniors and Human Service Levy going to voters in November
“Today’s action will allow voters the opportunity to decide whether to fund services so that vulnerable populations across our County can be connected to housing, services and evidence-based programming.”

20
JUL

King County Board of Health Approves New Rule for County’s Limited Service Pregnancy Centers
“Any delay in receiving pregnancy information can have adverse health impacts on both the woman and baby.”

20
JUL

Council Sends Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy to November Ballot
If approved by voters, it would set the levy rate at 10 cents per $1,000 of assessed value for six years.

18
JUL

2017 Federal Way/Auburn Boys and Girls Club Breakfast
Raises over $60,000 with University of Washington Men’s Basketball Coach Mike Hopkins

13
JUL

Voter information just a click away: Video Voters Guide on TV and online
The non-partisan video guide offers candidates on the ballot up to two minutes to issue a prepared statement that outlines the key planks of their platform.

13
JUL

Statement from King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove Calling for County Inquest in Fatal Police Shooting
Inquests provide transparency, and allow the public access to all of the facts established in court.

13
JUL

Royalty welcomes fairgoers to the 155th edition of the King County Fair
Councilmember Dunn, Enumclaw Mayor Reynolds join in presenting first tickets

26
JUN

Council approves sale of Convention Place Station for Convention Center expansion
Agreement includes funding for housing, schedule for buses to leave tunnel

26
JUN

Council celebrates Centennial of Ballard Locks
Recognizing one of the busiest waterways in the U.S.

26
JUN

Council adds $250,000 for legal assistance for immigrant and refugee communities
Additional appropriation brings King County investment to $1 million supporting the resilience of county’s immigrant and refugee communities

26
JUN
Contact the Council
Main phone:
206-477-1000
TTY/TDD:
206-296-1024
Fax:
206-296-0198