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2020

7
JUL

Dunn’s Legislation Tasks King County with Creating Pandemic Response Plans
The King County Council voted unanimously Tuesday create a new county-wide pandemic response plan to guide the County’s response to any future viral outbreaks.

26
JUN

‘Not So Fast’: Councilmember Dunn Expresses Strong Concern About DNRP Permanent Work-From-Home Mandate
The decision means the permanent removal of 800 employees from the King Street Center building in Pioneer Square. The building is county-owned and DNRP employees previously occupied nearly half of the eight-story building

23
JUN

Council passes new protections for King County renters during COVID-19 crisis
The Council on Tuesday passed new protections for renters in unincorporated King County as they face financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

23
JUN

COVID-19 Response Prompts Another $86.2M in Emergency Funding
The Council on Tuesday approved another round of emergency funding in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, approving $86.2 million in funding.

23
JUN

COVID Reopening Could Look Very Different in Portions of King County
Many businesses in unincorporated King County could see increased flexibility under Washington's phased reopening because of legislation passed Tuesday by the King County Council.

23
JUN

Council Approves Dunn’s Payment Plan for King County Property Taxes
Councilmember Dunn's payment plan for King County property taxes was approved unanimously Tuesday.

17
JUN

Councilmember Kohl-Welles Issues Statement in Response to Dire State Revenue Forecast
After the state released its quarterly revenue forecast, Council Budget Chair Jeanne Kohl-Welles issued a statement in response to the projected shortfall.

16
JUN

Councilmember Dunn’s Property Tax Relief Plan Passes Hurdle
Legislation that will give property taxpayers greater flexibility in the face of the COVID-19 crisis cleared a key hurdle on Tuesday and will go before the full council next week.

9
JUN

Councilmembers Advance Key Reforms for County Law Enforcement
Councilmember Rod Dembowski, joined by several colleagues, introduced legislation to make key reforms to County law enforcement.

26
MAY

Councilmembers Dunn & von Reichbauer Issue Statements Opposing Sewer Rate Increase
King County Councilmembers Reagan Dunn and Pete von Reichbauer issued statements Tuesday in opposition to a 4.5% sewer rate and 3% capacity charge increase.

26
MAY

Dembowski: Wrong Time to Hike Sewer Rates on Struggling Residents and Businesses
King County Councilmember Rod Dembowski issued a statement in opposition to the council's vote to raise wholesale sewer rates in 2021.

21
MAY

Dunn Proposes New Plan for Property Tax Relief
Councilmember Reagan Dunn has introduced legislation to give property taxpayers more flexibility as they suffer impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.

12
MAY

Council Approves $60M for Continued COVID-19 Response
The King County Council on Tuesday approved $60 million in emergency funding to continue the county's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

4
MAY

Dunn Calls for Creation of County-wide Pandemic Response Plans
King County Council Vice Chair Reagan Dunn introduced legislation to update county plans to include a pandemic response incorporating lessons learned from the COVID-19 outbreak.

30
APR

Councilmember Dunn Asks for Report on Effectiveness of COVID-19 Response
A motion introduced Wednesday by Council Vice Chair Reagan Dunn would ask for a report on the effectiveness of King County's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

28
APR

Councilmember Dunn Proposes King County Hiring Freeze
King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn on Monday proposed legislation that would enact a countywide hiring freeze until the COVID-19 pandemic is over.

22
APR

Councilmember Dunn Issues Statement After Rent Freeze Legislation is Voted Down
King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn issued the following statement Tuesday after the Council’s Committee of the Whole voted 5-4 to reject legislation asking for rent and mortgage payments to be halted during the COVID-19 economic shutdown:

21
APR

National Vaccine Production Effort Poised to Land in Seattle Suburb
Councilmember Reagan Dunn added his support to a push by the City of Renton to promote the city as an ideal location for a COVID-19 vaccine production facility.

15
APR

McDermott Issues Statement on News that West Seattle Bridge Not to be Repaired Until at Least 2022 – If at All
King County Councilmember Joe McDermott, who represents West Seattle and Vashon Island, issued a statement Wednesday afternoon on the news that the West Seattle Bridge would be closed until at least 2022, if it could be repaired at all.

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TTY/TDD:
206-296-1024
Email:
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