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2019

18
SEP

Council Passes Measure to Provide Disaster Relief to the Bahamas
The King County Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a measure that will allow King County employees to help provide relief to the people of the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.

18
SEP

King County Council Votes to Support Students in Youth-Led Global Climate Strike
The King County Council on Wednesday voted to support a worldwide walkout of students urging immediate action on climate change.

18
SEP

Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff Provides Update on Federal Way and Tacoma Dome Link Extensions: 15 minutes from Future Federal Way Station to Sea-Tac Airport
Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff joined King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer’s September “Good Eggs” breakfast at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club in Federal Way, discussing ways to provide transit options for the 1.8 million new people projected to move to the region by 2050, and updating the guests in attendance on South King County projects.

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SEP

Federal Way Boys and Girls Club Breakfast Raises over $40,000 for South King County Youth
This year’s annual Federal Way “Breakfast for Kids” was held at the Ex3 Ron Sandwith Teen Center in Federal Way. Tod Leiweke, President and CEO of NHL Seattle joined this year’s breakfast as the keynote speaker to discuss the importance of resiliency in the face of challenges and never losing sight of your dreams.

11
SEP

Uber, Lyft, taxi drivers to get sex trafficking awareness training
King County will soon have yet another line of defense against sex trafficking, thanks to a measure passed by the County Council.

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AUG

State Auditor Pat McCarthy Discusses Government Audits and Fraud Investigations
Washington State Auditor Pat McCarthy joined King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer’s August “Good Eggs” breakfast at Phoenix Rising Café in Auburn.

28
AUG

Council passes new authority to invest millions of dollars for affordable housing over the next 20 years
Legislation helps address the countywide need of 244,000 affordable housing units.

28
AUG

Snow Emergencies Will Now Mean Free Metro Transit
Metro customers will be able to ride without paying the transit fare while the Emergency Snow Network is in effect.

28
AUG

$318 Million for New Early Learning Facilities, K-12 Programs, College and Career Support for Underserved Youth in King County
Funding focuses on improving educational outcomes for underserved children and youth.

18
JUL

Dunn Welcomes Crowd to the 156th Annual King County Fair
Today Metropolitan King County Vice Chair Reagan Dunn welcomed fairgoers to the King County Fair – the longest-running county fair west of the Mississippi. As part of a long-standing Fair tradition, Dunn and Enumclaw Mayor Jan Molinaro gave tickets to the first two children in line for the fair.

15
JUL

Greater Maple Valley Organizations Awarded Funding from County
Metropolitan King County Council Vice Chair Reagan Dunn announced that four local organizations across the Greater Maple Valley area will receive a financial boost from King County to support their work in the community. This funding was appropriated directly to the winning organizations through King County’s supplemental omnibus budget, which the King Council approved on June 26th.

12
JUL

The King County Fair is Back - Festivities Start July 18
The King County fair officially opens on Thursday, July 18th with the traditional crowning of “King Critter,” as Metropolitan King County Vice Chair Reagan Dunn announces the winning critter alongside Enumclaw Mayor Jan Molinaro.

10
JUL

Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards Emphasizes “The South Sound Way”
Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards met with South King County community and business leaders at King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer’s July “Good Eggs” breakfast at the Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club in Federal Way.

9
JUL

$100 Million Allocated for Federal Way Light Rail Extension
Today the Federal Transportation Agency (FTA) allocated $100 million in federal funding through the FTA’s Capital Investment Grants (CIG) Program for the Federal Way Light Rail Extension. The highly anticipated project is a 7.8-mile light train extension from the Angle Lake station through the cities of SeaTac, Des Moines, Kent and Federal Way and includes three stations.

9
JUL

Youth Sports, Veterans and Health Services in Enumclaw Awarded Funding from King County
Metropolitan King County Council Vice Chair Reagan Dunn (District 9) announced that three local Enumclaw organizations will receive a financial boost from King County to support their work in the community. This funding was appropriated directly to the organizations through King County’s supplemental omnibus budget, which the King County Council approved on June 26th.

3
JUL

Dunn Holds Four Town Hall Meetings in East and South King County
King County Council Vice Chair Reagan Dunn recently co-hosted four town hall meetings with the King County Department of Local Services, drawing together residents of unincorporated Fairwood, Ravensdale, Hobart, East Renton Highlands, the Enumclaw Plateau, and the greater Maple Valley area.

2
JUL

County Councils Appoint Stanford to State Senate and Duerr to State House of Representatives
The King County and Snohomish County councils have selected Derek Stanford to serve as the new State Senator in Legislative District 1. Because Stanford was serving in the State House of Representatives, he resigned that post, creating an immediate vacancy in that body. The councils then chose Davina Duerr to fill the open House seat.

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JUL

Dunn Appoints Commissioners to Three Vacant Drainage District Seats Following Concerns of Fraud and Illegitimate Election Practices
Metropolitan King County Council Vice Chair Reagan Dunn charted a new path forward for the residents of Drainage District #5 following the King County Council’s unanimous approval of Mark Van Wieringen, David Ballestrasse, and Alan Predmore as new commissioners.

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JUN

19 Eastside organizations awarded “Get Active Stay Active” grants from Councilmember Balducci
This week, the King County Council passed a supplemental budget, which invested in a variety of County and community programs and services. As part of the supplemental budget, Councilmember Claudia Balducci awarded Get Active Stay Active grants to 19 youth and amateur sports organizations in King County Council District 6. Get Active Stay Active funds are available on a biennial basis.

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JUN

Outdoors for All Recognizes King County Councilmember Claudia Balducci for Support
Councilmember Balducci included a $1 million capital appropriation in the King County Council's supplemental budget for Outdoors for All’s renovation project of Building 18 in Magnuson Park

Contact the Council
Main phone:
206-477-1000
TTY/TDD:
206-296-1024
Email:
council@kingcounty.gov