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October

23
OCT

King County Flood Control Executive Committee Directs $300,000 For Butte Avenue Flood Mitigation Project
The King County Flood Control District's Executive Committee passed a budget proposal that includes $300,000 for funding a flood mitigation project to protect homes and businesses in the cities of Pacific and Algona.

23
OCT

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Declared in King County
The King County Council on Wednesday declared October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

18
OCT

John Theisen receives inaugural ‘MSC Help, Hope, Change Award’
John Theisen was presented the inaugural South King County Multi-Service Center’s (MSC) “Help, Hope, Change” Award by King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer.

17
OCT

Key Flood Control Committee Recommends $2 Million in Funding for Critical Upgrades to Black River Pump Station
The King County Flood Control District (FCD) Executive Committee, chaired by Councilmember Reagan Dunn, on Thursday recommended $2 million in funding to support critical upgrades the Black River Pump Station. This funding is scheduled to go before the full FCD Board of Supervisors on October 30, 2019, when they will take up the full 2020 budget.

16
OCT

Council Confirms District 7 Resident to Solid Waste Advisory Committee
Today the Metropolitan King County Council confirmed the appointment of Auburn resident James Borsum to the Solid Waste Advisory Committee for a three-year term expiring on September 20, 2022.

15
OCT

More Roads in Fairwood, Renton Highlands Could be Plowed During Major Snowstorms
King County may be plowing an additional 70 miles of roads this winter, if plans proposed in a recent report move ahead. Nearly 20 of those miles would be in the vicinity of Fairwood and the Renton Highlands.

15
OCT

More Roads in Maple Valley, Covington, Black Diamond Could be Plowed During Major Snowstorms
King County may be plowing an additional 70 miles of roads this winter, if plans proposed in a recent report move ahead. More than 10 of those miles would be in the vicinity of Covington, Black Diamond and Maple Valley.

15
OCT

First Piece of Major Renter Protection Package Clears Committee
A King County Council committee approved the first of four pieces of legislation focused on providing better protections for renters and promoting development and access to affordable housing.

14
OCT

ADVISORY: Major Renter Protection Package Faces Possible Vote
A significant four-piece renter protection and affordable housing package is up for possible action at the King County Council’s Health, Housing and Human Services Committee on Tuesday.

9
OCT

Expansive Climate Change Legislation Proposed for County
Three members of the King County Council introduced proposals to expand King County's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help other cities do the same.

3
OCT

King County Sheriff’s Office Makes Arrest in Nearly 30-year-old Federal Way Cold Case
King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer applauded the efforts of the King County Sheriff’s Office in making an arrest in a nearly 30-year-old Federal Way murder.

2
OCT

Upthegrove Announces $675,900 for Midway Park Expansion project in Des Moines
King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove announced today that the city of Des Moines will receive a $675,900 grant to expand Midway Park in the Pacific Ridge neighborhood.

2
OCT

Upthegrove Announces $325,000 for Mill Creek Canyon Park expansion project in Kent
King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove announced today that the city of Kent will receive a $325,000 grant to expand Mill Creek Canyon Park.

2
OCT

Upthegrove Announces $335,000 for Duwamish River Habitat Corridor Preservation Project in Tukwila
Councilmember Upthegrove announced grant funding to complete preservation and restoration projects along the Duwamish River.

2
OCT

Upthegrove Announces $42,500 for Beaconsfield Nearshore restoration project in Normandy Park
King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove announced today that Normandy Park will receive a $42,500 grant for open space preservation and environmental restoration in the Beaconsfield Nearshore area.

2
OCT

Opportunities Identified for Increasing Transit Access in Renton
The Renton Access to Transit Study, conducted by King County Metro in conjunction with the City of Renton, was requested by King County Councilmember and Mobility & Environment Committee Chair Dave Upthegrove to determine ways to improve access to public transit in Renton.

1
OCT

Upthegrove Announces $500,000 for Sidewalk Improvements in SeaTac
King County Councilmember and Sound Transit Board member Dave Upthegrove recently announced that SeaTac will receive a $500,000 grant from Sound Transit to improve pedestrian access to the SeaTac/Airport Link light rail station.

1
OCT

Dunn Issues Statement on Drainage District 5 Commissioner Mail Fraud Charge
King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn issued a statement in response to the arrest of former Drainage District 5 Commissioner Allan Thomas on charges of mail fraud.

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