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June 18-22, 2018

Two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, and two months after the end of the Civil War, African Americans living in bondage in Texas were finally freed on June 19, 1865. That day of freedom became known as “Juneteenth” or Africa American Independence Day. The council meeting will start with a proclamation declaring June 19 Juneteenth in King County.

The U.S. Attorney General is enforcing the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy to separate families entering the country. Councilmembers will discuss and possibly act on a motion calling on the federal government to end the enforced splitting of parents and children.

The meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, June 18.

At the Committee level:

The Health, Housing and Human Services Committee will be hosting a special meeting at the Pike Place Senior Center 85 Pike St #200, Seattle to hear from the public on the proposed plan to distribute funds from the voter-approved Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy
(Tuesday, June 19 at 1:30 p.m.)

The Committee of the Whole will continue its consideration of legislation that will revise King County’s approach to discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment.
(Wednesday, June 20 at 9:30 a.m.)

A panel that will include public health and a gun shop owner will brief the Board of Health on the LOK IT UP Safe Firearm Storage Program.
(Thursday, June 21 at 1:30 p.m.)

Coming Up at the Council is a summary of highlights for upcoming council and committee agendas. To read complete agendas and the full text of legislation, please visit the King County Council’s calendar at

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are in the King County Council Chambers, Room 1001, King County Courthouse, 516 Third Ave, Seattle, WA.

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