November 23, 2021
$672 million supplemental budget, funding climate projects, gun violence reduction and key service restorations approved by King County Council
“I’m very pleased with the significant investment this budget makes in speeding up our bus electrification initiative, as well as an initial climate bond for important capital projects to address climate change and its impacts. We must do a lot more, and do it more quickly to address climate change and I hope we can send to the voters a major climate bond proposal in 2022 that builds on this initial work.”
October 8, 2021
Bothell and Kenmore Sports and Rec Grants Secured by Councilmember Rod Dembowski
“Our community’s kids and adults need places to play and recreate. I continuously hear that current sports and recreation facilities are not adequate to meet today’s demand. These funds will help lower barriers for individuals and families wishing to access our waterways, play lacrosse, or join in on a game of pickleball at the Northshore Senior Center.”
July 27, 2021
Council approves more than $389 million for courts backlog, community supports, rental assistance, and more in latest round of emergency COVID funding
“This eighth COVID-19 response budget prioritizes fundamental human and community needs. It brings our total rental support appropriations during the pandemic emergency to approximately $350 million. It helps ensure access to justice. And it continues to prioritize our public health response to the pandemic and its impacts.”
May 19, 2021
Dembowski issues statement on retirement of Public Health Director Patty Hayes
“As a former Chair of the Seattle-King County Board of Health, I had the privilege and honor of working very closely with Director Hayes for a number of years. As a registered nurse, her genuine compassion for King County residents shined through in every meeting and in all her work..."
April 2, 2021
North King County Enhanced Shelter Opens in Shoreline
King County councilmember Rod Dembowski and County Executive Dow Constantine, toured the Lake City Partners new shelter at 16357 Aurora Avenue on March 31st ahead of its April 1st opening.
February 12, 2021
King County councilmembers propose hazard pay for frontline grocery workers
“For the last year I have visited with, and thanked the checkers, stockers, butchers and deli workers at the grocery stores I shop ... These extraordinary times call for governments like King County to respond with extraordinary help. I am proud to stand with these frontline workers and ensure that the risks they and their families are taking, and the dedication they are showing, is reflected in our laws, and in their paychecks."