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2021 – News about Councilmember Claudia Balducci

View 2021 press releases from Councilmember Balducci.

Press releases

December 10, 2021
Council approves unique public-private partnership to construct key Eastrail/520 Trail Corridor connector in Bellevue

December 7, 2021
Massive Health Through Housing Measure Approved by King County Council

December 7, 2021
Groundbreaking Metro Transit Updates Passed by King County Council

November 23, 2021
Innovative Together Center Project receives $900,000 from King County budget

October 26, 2021
Balducci awards Martin Luther King Medal of Distinguished Service to Kurt Triplett

October 12, 2021
Lambert removed from Council leadership roles

September 20, 2021
Balducci applauds milestone $7.5M investment in Eastrail

September 16, 2021
Balducci on the Board of Health’s review of bicycle helmet regulations

August 5, 2021
Balducci plan to keep light rail and bus rapid transit on track passes at Sound Transit

July 20, 2021
Eastside Homeless Shelter to Move Forward Following Council ActionsJune 22, 2021
King County Embarks on New $16.3M Program to Support Immigrants

May 13, 2021
Chair Balducci applauds Inslee reopening plan, urges continued caution

April 27, 2021
King County fireworks ban approved by full council

April 20, 2021
Council sends Best Starts for Kids levy renewal to voters with unanimous approval

April 20, 2021
Council Chair Balducci issues statement on Chauvin verdict

March 9, 2021
Climate action toolkit to empower cities and towns to act on climate is approved by King County Council

February 23, 2021
Balducci condemns continued violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

January 19, 2021
South Bellevue Park-and-Ride garage to open this fall

January 12, 2021
King County appoints four members to 2021 districting committee

January 8, 2021
King County Funds Vaccine Distribution Efforts – Statement From Council Chair

January 5, 2021
Balducci re-elected Chair as council embarks on busy new year

January 6, 2021
Balducci Issues Statement on Amazon’s Massive $2 Billion Investment in Housing

Outside media

Sound Transit decides on upcoming bus routes and stations Bellevue Reporter

Norman to Retire from King County Housing Authority Affordable Housing Finance

King County’s Eastside to receive major multi-modal transportation investment Issaquah Reporter

Amazon grant boosts King County effort to complete key Eastrail Segment Puget Sound Business Journal

King County addresses community concerns over Redmond hotel slated to house homeless King 5 News

Construction begins on Bellevue supportive housing project Bellevue Reporter

Sound Transit faces a $6.5 billion shortfall. Here’s what it might do Seattle Times

Why building rail transit in U.S., Seattle costs so much and takes so long Seattle Times

Chicago attorney, activist picked as King County’s new director of Office of Law Enforcement Oversight Seattle Times

After years of delay and deliberation, Bellevue shelter has a site and funding Seattle Times

County property purchased in Bellevue for Eastside supportive and affordable housing Bellevue Reporter

How COVID-19 is changing the future of homelessness in the Seattle area Scripps News Service

King County leaders propose funding to support immigrants in the region Bellevue Reporter

City, County get busy spending federal ARPA relief dollars South Seattle Emerald

King County ORCA youth card fee will be waived permanently Seattle Times

New Affordable Housing Dashboard Promotes Transparency and Accountability Publicola: Guest Post

Seattle, King County mull ban on facial recognition technology amid racial bias concerns  KOMO News

King County Council bans fireworks in unincorporated areas Associated Press

King County Council Unanimously Sends Best Starts for Kids Levy Renewal to Voters  Auburn Examiner

Seattle responds to guilty verdict in Chauvin trial  KUOW

King County approves $4/hour hazard pay for grocery workers  King 5 News

 Law enforcement needs 'culture change,' says King Co. Council chair  KNKX

 Prepare now for vaccine surge  Seattle Times Editorial

 King Co. Council chair: 'Start and lead with the humanity' in addressing homelessness  KNKX

The Record with Bill Radke: King County Council Chair Claudia Balducci on the vaccine rollout  KUOW

King County Council chair calls for more transparency on availability of vaccines KIRO 7 News

'Vaccine appointment roulette': King County residents frustrated over COVID vaccine scheduling  Seattle P-I

East Link South Bellevue Station Garage Opens This Fall 425 Business

Woodinville section of Eastrail slated to open this summer  The Woodinville Weekly

King County appoints four members to 2021 districting committee  Westside Seattle

King County Council will provide funding to speed up COVID-19 vaccinations  Washington State Wire

King County to spend $7 million on COVID-19 vaccination sites, mobile vans Q13

Why experts say Amazon’s fund for Seattle-area affordable housing is huge, but not nearly enough KUOW

News: King County to create high-volume COVID-19 vaccination sites  KOMO

Balducci re-elected Chair as council embarks on busy new year Auburn Examiner