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Executive Constantine and Local Services launch Economic Alliance Program to help unincorporated King County businesses thrive
Local Services has partnered with community organizations to co-create the Economic Alliance Program, which is one of several steps Executive Dow Constantine is taking to help the region’s businesses – particularly in the unincorporated areas - emerge from the pandemic.


King County seeks public comment on new documents related to Snoqualmie Valley/Northeast King County Subarea Plan
King County Local Services has released two documents for public review as part of its work to update the Snoqualmie Valley/Northeast King County Subarea Plan. Residents have until Feb. 24 to comment on the plan’s “Concept Document” and “Map Amendment Summaries.”


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.