Skip to main content
King County logo

News Center

King County Local Services


First community-vote funded investment will expand Cemetery Pond Open Space area in East Renton
The Cemetery Pond Open Space area in East Renton has received $50,000 as part of King County’s participatory budgeting process. This is the first of dozens of projects that voters chose earlier this year as part of the budgeting and will be used for acquiring critical green infrastructure.


Amid high temperatures and dry conditions, King County Fire Marshal issues Stage 2 burn ban prohibiting outdoor recreational fires
King County Fire Marshal Chris Ricketts has issued a Stage 2 burn ban for unincorporated King County, prohibiting all outdoor recreational fires. Outdoor cooking and heating appliances are restricted to approved manufactured gas and charcoal units only.


Forty-five projects selected for initial King County participatory budgeting awards
During King County’s first Participatory Budgeting vote, community members cast more than 2,600 ballots and chose 45 projects that King County will fund in East Federal Way, East Renton, Fairwood, Skyway, and White Center.


Communities to decide which projects will receive public funding during Aug. 2-10 voting period
In a first for King County, residents of five urban unincorporated areas can vote on which proposed community projects should receive public funding Aug. 2-10. Residents can cast their votes online or in person at one of several community events.


High temperatures and dry conditions prompt Fire Marshal to issue Stage 1 fire safety burn ban starting Friday, July 29
King County Fire Marshal Chris Ricketts has issued a Stage 1 fire safety burn ban for the unincorporated areas of King County starting Friday. The ban will remain in effect until further notice.