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2022 – News about Councilmember Claudia Balducci

View 2022 press releases from Councilmember Balducci.

Outside media

Councilmember calls for light rail ‘starter line’ from Bellevue to Redmond  Kiro 7 News

King County proclaims Dan Satterberg Day to honor outgoing prosecutor  Issaquah Reporter

Slog AM: It Might Snow, Hawaii Is Erupting, and OK Broomer Is Busy  The Stranger

Adopted Regional Transportation Plan Isn’t Aligned With 2030 Climate Goals  The Urbanist

An Eastside-only light-rail line? Here’s why it might happen  Seattle Times

To Rebuild Public Trust, Sound Transit Should Open Eastside Light Rail Stations in 2023 as Planned  The Urbanist opinion

Will public ‘dust-ups’ threaten Regional Homelessness Authority’s mission?  Seattle Times

King County considers moving most elections to even years  Crosscut

Balducci wants intra-Eastside Link to open on time  Seattle Transit Blog

Free transit for Puget Sound youth starts Sept. 1  KOMO News

Don’t delay opening of a Bellevue to Redmond light rail starter line  Seattle Times Opinion

Seattle’s jail has an ‘astronomical’ suicide rate. Little is changing  Seattle Times

Planning for Delridge light rail highlights displacement risks up and down the line  Seattle Times

King County funds river restoration in Auburn  Auburn Reporter

Cascading Construction Errors Add New Delays to Light Rail Expansion  Publicola

Sound Transit Board identifies preferred alternative for West Seattle Link Extension, requests further study of Ballard alternatives  Sound Transit

Sound Transit nudges toward Fourth as community protests  Northwest Asian Weekly

Google, others celebrate Kirkland park expansion  425 Business

King County takes steps to prepare for anticipated spike in abortion services  KUOW

CID walking tour underscores impact of ST project  Northwest Asian Weekly

Here’s What Sound Transit’s Incoming CEO Must Accomplish  The Urbanist

Central Puget Sound Adopts Regional Transportation Plan with an Eye Toward 2030  The Urbanist

King County Council votes to protect reproductive freedom, declaring it 'law of the land'  KING 5 News

Rising Voices in the Fight Over Roe v. Wade  South Seattle Emerald

King County councilmembers, except one, vote to affirm abortion rights  KIRO 7 News

King County Council to consider push to move elections to even-numbered years  Seattle Times

Patti Cole-Tindall is named new King County Sheriff   Kent Reporter

As COVID restrictions vanish, Seattle, King County councils continue remote meetings  Seattle Times

Redmond hotel intended to be used to house the homeless will serve as a shelter for refugees temporarily  Kirkland Reporter

Elected Leaders Contemplate Giving Regional 2050 Transportation Plan More Teeth  The Urbanist

Sound Transit secures $15.9 million in new federal funding supporting Stride bus rapid transit construction on south I-405  Sound Transit

With Cricket Blossoming There, Seattle Looms As A Venue For The 2024 T20 World Cup  Forbes

Sound Transit Leaders Call Trains Dirty, Dangerous; San Francisco’s Experience with Sanctioned Camps; New Poll Tests Harrell Priorities  Publicola

King County passes Motion of Support for Marymoor Cricket Community Park  Bellevue Reporter

Plan to build Major League Cricket facility in Seattle-area park clears another hurdle  Geekwire

WA transit agencies say federal relief funds were distributed unfairly  Crosscut

King County awards $23M for affordable housing projects  Puget Sound Business Journal

King County Council approves new leadership, committee structure and assignments  Kent Reporter