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2012 – News about Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer

View 2012 press releases from Councilmember von Reichbauer.

December 10, 2012
County Council acts to protect emergency services in city of Pacific
“The public should not suffer because politicians cannot agree amongst themselves. Our role as public servants is to make sure there is a safety net for King County taxpayers. With this legislation, King County can provide a seamless transition of critical services for the city of Pacific, if necessary.”

December 10, 2012
Council adopts state legislative agenda that focuses on increasing revenue options, sustaining safety net
“Our top priority is making sure those most in need and our robust and dynamic economy flourish. This legislative agenda focuses funding on keeping our communities safe, improving our infrastructure, and preserving sustainable health and human services.”

November 13, 2012
Meeting current needs, focusing on the future: County Council adopts 2013 King County Budget
“The 2013 King County budget reflects a continued commitment to make county government function more efficiently, and to work in partnership with private businesses to address our constituent’s concerns in our communities. Government works best when we all work together.”

November 5, 2012
Council calls for an accountable and integrated health and human services plan
“Moving forward, our goal is to keep costs down while increasing coordination and integration across a variety of health and human services.”

October 29, 2012
Council adopts internship program for military “HEROS” in King County
“Our veterans have served this country honorably and programs like this allow for our county to serve our veterans. These internships give our veterans jobs, and hopefully propel them for long-term success in the workforce.”

October 15, 2012
County Council adopts amended SODO arena plan
“The environmental and economic reviews will be rigorous and complete and may consider other locations including the Seattle Center and Bellevue in an effort to make certain we are locating the arena in the best possible location. If the process is fair and complete, then there will be broad support for the conclusions that are reached.”

September 17, 2012
Council approves working “retirement” for County vans
“This program is a tribute to King County’s ability to think outside the box and continue to give back to our communities, particularly in South King County.”

September 11, 2012
von Reichbauer: City arena agreement “positive step”
“While it is too early to hoist a green and white flag on top of the Space Needle, these amendments represent a positive step forward in returning the NBA to our region.”

August 27, 2012
King County Council recognizes 30 Years of Conservation Futures
“The Conservation Futures program is unique because it transcends generations. Its impact has been felt over the last thirty years in South King County, and it will continue to flourish and preserve King County’s farmland, forests, parks, and all open space for generations to come.”

July 16, 2012
County Council recognizes accreditation of fingerprint lab
“Our region is safer and more secure thanks to the excellent work of the King County AFIS program and its staff members. Achievement of international standards in fingerprint identification only proves that our AFIS staff members are committed to justice, and their dedication is critically important for protecting all citizens of King County.”

July 9, 2012
von Reichbauer calls for review of legal costs for proposed arena project
In his letter to the Prosecutor, von Reichbauer said it would help in his in his evaluation of the proposed deal if he knew the the numbers of hours attorneys in the Prosecutor’s Office have spent reviewing the agreement and the approximate cost.

July 9, 2012
Raising awareness, assisting victims: Council unanimously adopts Human Trafficking public awareness campaign
“We need to engage our communities through increased awareness and expand outreach to victims of exploitation. This campaign marks an important beginning in combatting the growing problem on human trafficking.”

June 27, 2012
King County Executive proposes $100,000 to continue 4-H youth programs
"Restoring financial support for the 4-H Club is beneficial for all of King County, particularly South King County youth. This valuable organization has more than just an agricultural focus. For many young people in rural, suburban, and urban communities around King County, 4-H provides much-needed programs in science, leadership, personal, and community development, and healthy living. I believe the services that 4-H provides are critical to the development of youth within our county, and that maintaining funding for the organization is within the best interest of the residents of our region." 

June 19, 2012
Arena investor Chris Hansen presents to Council Budget Committee
“Chris Hansen's personal passion for basketball and his commitment to bringing back the Sonics makes him the best advocate for this arena proposal. My job is to be the best advocate for the taxpayers of South King County and enable them to express their views on the matter by providing the opportunity to vote on the proposal to build this third arena in the SODO area.”

June 19, 2012
Port of Seattle representatives, labor urge caution on proposed SODO Arena
“Adding a third stadium in the SODO District will impact many different players in our region, and I believe that we need to do our due diligence to be certain that it’s the best proposal and site for everyone involved.”

June 11, 2012
Councilmembers advocate prevention of elder abuse
“I applaud the effort to increase awareness of elder abuse and educate our community about the services available to those who are victims of mistreatment or exploitation. This proclamation is the first step toward educating the public about protecting the elderly community in our region.”

May 29, 2012
County Council creates new opportunity for public comment at Council meetings
“Government works best when the lines of communication between constituents and their elected officials are freely accessible. I am very pleased to support a measure that gives all our citizens the opportunity to express their opinions and concerns without restriction to specific legislation.”

May 21, 2012
Greater community access, engagement part of Council’s equity and justice goals for 2012
“I appreciate the efforts of this program to reach out to and engage with the members of our region who need our help the most.”

May 7, 2012
Arrival of RapidRide service in Ballard and West Seattle highlight adopted September transit service changes
“The changes to Metro Transit Services will increase its overall efficiency by reinvesting 100,000 hours of lower performing routes into higher-performing routes. This will allow tax dollars going towards public transportation to serve a higher percentage of Metro riders.”

April 16, 2012
Council sends proposed levy increase for construction of Children and Family Justice Center to August ballot
“The King County Youth Center is a building that has served its useful life. I support sending the proposal to build a new Children and Family Justice Center to the voters of King County.”

April 2, 2012
Council honors Amalgamated Transit Union for 100 years of service to King County
The Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 587, representing more than 4,000 bus drivers and transit operators, was recognized today by the King County Council for 100 years of serving public transportation needs in King County

March 26, 2012
County Council thanks King County Sheriff Sue Rahr
"Sheriff Sue Rahr set the standard high for the men and women of the force but she especially showed the great heights women can achieve in law enforcement."

March 19, 2012
Council approves creation of pilot project for Pacific Raceways site
"This is a project that will bring jobs and economic growth to the region without costing taxpayers. The improvements to Pacific Raceways will be an economic boost to the region and provide safe clean fun for those who enjoy motor sports."

January 30, 2012
Council adopts transit service changes that invests additional service hours on high use bus routes
"In reducing low performing bus service we will be better able to provide the much needed additions to areas that are underserved and overcrowded."