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2020

16
OCT

Local Services virtual town hall set for Vashon-Maury Island on Thursday, Oct. 22
Participants will hear directly from their local government leaders, including King County Councilmember Joe McDermott. Representatives from Local Services and other departments that serve the unincorporated areas will discuss how they are delivering services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

13
OCT

Local Services virtual town hall set for White Center - North Highline on Oct. 15
Participants will hear directly from their local government leaders, including King County Councilmember Joe McDermott. Representatives from Local Services and other departments that serve the unincorporated areas will discuss how they are delivering services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

2
OCT

Tricia Davis named Director of King County Local Services Road Services Division
Local Services Director John Taylor this week announced the appointment of Davis – who’s currently Deputy Director of King County Metro’s Rail Operations Division. She will begin working with Road Services in November, and her appointment will be effective once the King County Council confirms it later this year.

30
SEP

Local Services virtual town halls set for Bear Creek/Sammamish and Snoqualmie Valley/NE King County areas in October
Participants will hear directly from their local government leaders, including King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert. Representatives from Local Services and other departments that serve the unincorporated areas will discuss how they are delivering services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

11
SEP

Local Services virtual town halls set for Four Creeks/Tiger Mountain, Greater Maple Valley/Cedar River, Fairwood and SE King County areas
Participants will hear directly from their local government leaders, including King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn. Representatives from Local Services and other departments that serve the unincorporated areas will discuss how they are delivering services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

8
SEP

Extreme conditions prompt Fire Marshal to issue Stage 2 burn ban for King County
King County Fire Marshal Chris Ricketts has issued a Stage 2 burn ban for King County, which prohibits all outdoor recreational fires. Outdoor cooking and heating appliances are limited to approved manufactured gas and charcoal units only.

3
SEP

Deadline for small businesses in unincorporated King County to apply for COVID-19 assistance grants extended to Sept. 11
Businesses in unincorporated King County have an additional week to apply for a Small Business Assistance Grant. These grants are for businesses that have been hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic and are located in unincorporated parts of King County (outside of cities).

2
SEP

King County Local Services kicks off virtual town halls on Sept. 8 for unincorporated East Federal Way/Auburn areas
Participants will hear directly from their local government leaders, including King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer. Representatives from Local Services and other departments that serve the unincorporated areas will discuss how they are delivering services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

20
AUG

Updated eligibility requirements offer another chance for businesses in unincorporated King County to apply for COVID-19 grants
Small businesses will get another opportunity to apply for a King County Small Business Assistance Grant starting on Friday, Aug. 21. Businesses will have two weeks to apply. These grants are for businesses that have been hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic and are located in unincorporated parts of King County (outside of cities). The updated requirements mean more businesses are potentially eligible for grant money than during the first round.

18
AUG

King County returns for phase two of Dockton seawall repairs on Vashon Island Aug. 31-Sept. 17
King County Road Services will complete the second of two phases of work to fill sinkholes and repair damaged areas of the 103-year-old seawall located along Dockton Road SW. The first phase of repairs, completed in late 2019, addressed similar work. Phase two begins Monday, August 31 and lasts through September 17. A signed detour will be provided, local access will be maintained.

6
AUG

Mark your calendars—King County Local Services will hold virtual town halls in September and October
This year’s unincorporated King County community meetings will take place online via Zoom. Participants will hear from elected and appointed King County leaders, as well as department staffers, about how their local government is delivering services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

27
JUL

Fire Marshal issues burn ban for unincorporated areas in King County starting today
With dry conditions in the forecast, King County Fire Marshal Chris Ricketts has issued a Phase 1 burn ban for the unincorporated areas of King County starting today. The ban will remain in effect until further notice.

10
JUL

Small business grant deadline extended – businesses in unincorporated King County hurt by COVID-19 can apply for grant money through July 17
The deadline for businesses to apply for a King County Small Business Assistance grant has been extended by one week, to 11:59 p.m. on Friday, July 17. These grants are for businesses in unincorporated parts of King County that have been hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic.

29
JUN

Two full road closures and night paving work coming to Redmond Ridge/Novelty Hill Road, near Duvall starting July 6 through August
King County will close a section of NE Novelty Hill Road from July 6 through July 24 for slide repairs, and a section of West Snoqualmie Valley Road NE in August for culvert replacement work. The County also will conduct nighttime single lane closures in the same area for paving work during late June and July.

26
JUN

With nearly all public displays canceled this year, King County Fire Marshal says it’s essential to practice fireworks safety
The COVID-19 pandemic has nearly eliminated what’s typically the safest way to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday. Residents who use consumer fireworks need to be safe, responsible and should consider the risks of injury, property loss, and impacts to their neighborhoods.

24
JUN

Small businesses in unincorporated King County hurt by COVID-19 can apply for grants starting June 26
The King County Council approved $4 million in supplemental funding for grants, technical support, and translation and interpretation assistance to help small businesses in unincorporated King County recover from impacts of COVID-19 closures.

11
JUN

Technical assistance coaching and language support now available to unincorporated King County businesses hurt by COVID-19
Business owners in unincorporated King County can call or sign up online to receive business assistance coaching. This service is provided under the $4 million Small Business Assistance Program, approved by the King County Council in May, to help businesses in the unincorporated areas recover from the impacts of COVID-19-related closures.

15
MAY

Council approves $4 million to support small businesses in unincorporated King County
The King County Council on Tuesday approved $4 million in supplemental budget funding for an integrated program to support small businesses in unincorporated King County that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

11
FEB

King County to place vehicle weight restrictions on sole-access road northeast of Fall City during active slide, encourages residents to evacuate
King County Road Services is closely monitoring ground movement on 356th Drive SE near Fall City, where a slow-moving slide is taking place under the roadway. Today the county will place a weight restriction on the road to prohibit heavy commercial trucks from using it.

4
FEB

King County’s Adult Beverage Ordinance sets rules for businesses
Ordinance 19030 has updated development regulations related to all adult beverage businesses—including wineries, breweries, distilleries, and remote tasting rooms—in unincorporated King County.