King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove
Upthegrove Supports Retiring PSE’s Coal Dependency by 2025
In a letter to the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, Councilmember Upthegrove expresses support for the Sierra Club’s position to retire PSE’s coal dependency by 2025.
Read the letter here.
CM Upthegrove Supports House Funding for Rep Orwall’s Aviation Study.
In letters to both the WA State House and Senate, Councilmember Upthegrove shows his support for the Aviation Study included in the House Budget. Knowing the environmental impact of the growing airport is critical to the health of South King County.
Read the letter to the House here and the Senate here.
Good Government is Good 4Culture
My statement on the original 4Culture ordinance, introduced in early 2018.
The full letter can be found here.
Council Approves Midyear Budget
As Chair of the Budget Committee, I am pleased to report that the King County Council has unanimously approved our midyear budget. The midyear budget is an opportunity to make adjustments to our adopted two-year budget, and is a collaborative budget built on a foundation of financial responsibility and restraint.
Read the full newsletter here
Support for Oil Train Moratorium in Washington
In a letter to the members of the Washington State Congressional Delegation, Councilmember Dave Upthegrove asked for support to suspend all oil train traffic in Washington State in light of recent and ongoing safety concerns.
Read the full letter here.
Concerns about regional impacts of the Millennium Bulk Terminals proposal
In a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington State Department of Ecology, and Cowlitz County, Councilmember Dave Upthegrove expressed concerns about the long-term regional impacts of the proposal by Millennium Bulk Terminals to construct and operate a coal export terminal on 190-acre site located at the former Reynolds Metals Company facility in unincorporated Cowlitz County.
Read the full letter here.
Priorities in Upthegrove budget proposal
The King County Council Budget Committee has approved the 2016 supplemental county budget, including funds to increase voter access to election drop boxes and materials, and support a host of youth violence prevention and juvenile justice programs.
“Increasing voter access, reducing youth violence, and addressing the racial disparities in the juvenile justice system are long-standing Council priorities,” said Dave Upthegrove, Chair of the Council’s Budget and Fiscal Management Committee. “It was important to me to ensure that these Council priorities were funded when I drafted this proposal and I was pleased to see it receive unanimous support.”
Read more about increased voter access and juvenile justice here