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2021

23
NOV

Council chooses Chris Villasenor to fill Newcastle City Council vacancy
The King County Council on Monday appointed Chris Villasenor to fill a vacant seat on the Newcastle City Council by a unanimous vote.

16
NOV

Councilmembers award nine community members with Martin Luther King Medal of Distinguished Service
The King County Council on Tuesday completed its sixth year of awarding the Martin Luther King Medal of Distinguished Service to members of the community who responded to Dr. King's question: "What are you doing for others?"

16
NOV

Human Trafficking Prevention Effort Passed by King County Council
Legislation reaffirming King County Council’s commitment to combatting human trafficking passed unanimously Tuesday.

9
NOV

King County Council approves review of home occupation regulations in light of the rise of remote work
King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn’s motion asking for a review and update of home occupation regulations in King County was approved Tuesday by a unanimous vote of the King County Council.

9
NOV

King County Council approves review of home occupation regulations in light of the rise of remote work
Today King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn’s motion asking for a review and update of home occupation regulations in King County was approved by a unanimous vote of the King County Council.

19
OCT

Council approves legislation to turn City Hall Park over to County
The King County Council on Tuesday approved legislation that would seek options for King County to acquire City Hall Park from the City of Seattle and explore future plans and uses of the park, which is adjacent to the King County Courthouse, the seat of county government.

16
SEP

Kohl-Welles, Dunn bring legislation to spotlight human trafficking in King County, statewide
King County Councilmembers Jeanne Kohl-Welles and Reagan Dunn on Thursday introduced legislation re-affirming the Council’s commitment to education about and the combatting of human trafficking.

14
SEP

Dunn, Kohl-Welles lead King County Council in recognition of National Recovery Month
King County Council Vice Chair Reagan Dunn and Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles were joined by their fellow councilmembers Tuesday in recognizing September as Behavioral Health Recovery Month in King County.

27
JUL

Council approves more than $389 million for courts backlog, community supports, rental assistance, and more in latest round of emergency COVID funding
The King County Council on Tuesday approved its latest round of emergency COVID-19 funding, a supplemental budget totaling more than $389 million.

27
JUL

New Law Enforcement Oversight Director Appointed for King County
The King County Council has appointed Tamer Abouzeid, an attorney, mediator, community organizer and policy professional, to serve as the new director of the Office of Law Enforcement Oversight.

13
JUL

Council approves requirement for electric vehicle charging in new development
The King County Council on Tuesday approved legislation adding requirements for much of new development in unincorporated King County to include charging stations and dedicated parking for electric vehicles. The legislation pushes toward one of the key goals of the Council’s Strategic Climate Action Plan.

29
JUN

Kohl-Welles to transfer ‘retired’ vans to organizations serving District Four
King County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles has designated four local organizations that will receive retired Metro Transit Vanpool vans to provide transportation assistance to people with disabilities, low-income individuals, seniors, and young people.

29
JUN

‘Just cause,’ other transformative tenant protections approved by Council
The King County Council on Tuesday approved a transformative tenant protections package headlined by capped move-in fees and new ‘just cause’ eviction criteria.

28
JUN

Two finalists identified for King County law enforcement oversight job
The King County Council announced this week that is has narrowed its search for a new director of the Office of Law Enforcement Oversight (OLEO) down to two finalists.

1
JUN

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.

25
MAY

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.

19
MAY

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.

27
APR

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.

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