King County Council passes $12.59 billion biennial budget that invests with purpose in housing, anti-racist policies, programs for the vulnerable, community engagement
The King County Council on Tuesday passed the 2021-22 biennial King County budget.
Council Passes Unprecedented Funding to Create Supportive Housing
The King County Council on Tuesday gave the go-ahead to an unprecedented investment to target help to the people experiencing homelessness who are the hardest to reach.
King County Council denounces last week’s hate-filled attack during Zoom meeting
King County Councilmember Joe McDermott read the following statement from the Full Council Tuesday in response to a hacked Zoom meeting last week.
King County Announces Funding for International Market in Tukwila
King County Councilmembers Dave Upthegrove and Joe McDermott announced today that $1.5 million has been included in the proposed King County budget for a new international market in Tukwila.
Dunn’s Request for Study on COVID-19 Response Approved by King County Council
The King County Council on Tuesday unanimously approved legislation that directs King County to partner with the University of Washington to analyze the effectiveness of the COVID-19 response in King County.
Upthegrove fights for immigrant businesses with motion to stop discrimination in banking
The King County Council passed a motion that reaffirms support for immigrant communities needing to send money to loved ones overseas who may not have access to bank accounts.
King County Council Budget Process Starts this Week
The King County Council began its budget process this week. This overview provides key dates and other information.
Upthegrove Announces Continued Funding for Burien LEAD Program
King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove announced Wednesday that he had secured funding for the Burien Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program in the Executive’s 2021-22 biennial county budget.
Upthegrove Supports $400 million Investment in Supportive Housing
King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove today announced his support for a plan to provide up to $400 million in funding for safe, supportive housing.
COVID-19 Response Prompts Nearly $100M in Additional Emergency Funding
The King County Council has approved a fourth round of emergency funding in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Council Sends Seven Charter Amendments to November Ballot for Voter Approval
The King County Council approved sending seven charter amendments to the November ballot for voter approval.
Council Approves Kohl-Welles’ Amendment to Keep Gun Stores Away from Schools
As part of the Comprehensive Plan update, Council approved an amendment from Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles to require new gun stores be at least 500 feet from schools.
Council Approves Expansive Package, Including $28.2M in Funding, for COVID-19 Response
The King County Council on Tuesday approved a suite of legislation to aid in the county response to the COVID-19 outbreak.