Facial Recognition Technology Ban Passed by King County Council
A groundbreaking proposal to ban government use of facial recognition software has been passed by the King County Council. It was approved Tuesday afternoon by a vote of 9-0. King County, home to 2.3 million people in and around Seattle, becomes the first county and one of the largest jurisdictions in the United States to pass such a ban.
Record $631 million emergency COVID budget approved by Council
A seventh round of emergency funding in response to COVID-19, this time totaling more than $631 million, was approved Tuesday by the King County Council by a vote of 8-1.
Dembowski issues statement on retirement of Public Health Director Patty Hayes
King County Councilmember Rod Dembowski issued a statement on Wednesday regarding the retirement of Public Health Seattle - King County Directory Patty Hayes.
King County fireworks ban approved by full council
The King County Council on Tuesday approved legislation that will ban fireworks in unincorporated King County starting in 2022.