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June 17-21, 2019

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 Wednesday, June 19 council meeting begins at 10:30 a.m.

At the Committee level:

The Mobility and Environment Committee will consider, and possibly act on, legislation that would waive transit fares under specific emergencies.
(Tuesday, June 18 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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