Council names Upthegrove new Chair as part of annual reorganization
King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove was on Tuesday selected by his peers to become the new Chair of the Council as members approved their annual reorganization for leadership roles.
Massive investments in public safety, transit, and housing headline approved 2023-2024 King County Budget
The King County Council on Tuesday approved a $16.2 billion budget to fund King County for the next two years. The 2023-2024 biennial budget includes funding for clean energy, affordable housing, public transit, protecting the environment, improving community safety, behavioral health and more.
Council makes major investments in economic recovery, community safety & public safety on Metro transit, adds inflation funding for human service providers
The King County Council’s budget proposal on Thursday cleared its last hurdle before final approval when the Budget & Fiscal Management Committee approved the $16.2 billion proposal.
Don’t Count Us Out: King County Launches Campaign to Fight Stigma of Addiction, Share Hope for Recovery
King County has launched an online campaign that aims to reduce the stigma that surrounds people who suffer from an active addiction or are in recovery.
Council chooses Amanda Dodd to fill Bothell City Council vacancy
The King County Council on Tuesday appointed Amanda Dodd to fill a vacant seat on the Bothell City Council by a unanimous vote.
Council honors Brad Finegood with 2022 Recovery Champion Award
The King County Council on Tuesday presented the Recovery Champion Award to Brad Finegood, a Behavioral Health Strategic Advisor with Public Health – Seattle & King County.
Council votes unanimously to help local food banks amid soaring inflation
The King County Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a motion that tasks King County with identifying resources to help local food banks that are struggling to meet increased demand amid the compounding impacts of rising inflation, labor shortages, and historic interest rate spikes.
Dunn and Upthegrove Proclaim September as Behavioral Health Recovery Month
King County Councilmembers Reagan Dunn and Dave Upthegrove were joined by their fellow councilmembers in proclaiming September as Behavioral Health Recovery Month in King County.
Free Youth Transit Passes Soon to Be Available Across King County
The King County Council has passed legislation that will now grant young people free year-round public transit. Dubbed the Free Youth Transit Pass, the measure passed unanimously earlier this afternoon and will now allow all King County residents under the age of 19 to ride for free starting later this summer
Council approves creation of permanent gun, ammo return program
The King County Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a proposal to create a permanent voluntary safe firearm and ammunition return program within the King County Sheriff's Office.
Amid overdose surge, Council declares fentanyl a public health crisis
The King County Council on Tuesday unanimously approved Councilmember Reagan Dunn’s legislation, co-sponsored by Councilmembers Jeanne Kohl-Welles and Sarah Perry, to declare fentanyl a public health crisis in King County.
Patti Cole-Tindall confirmed as King County Sheriff
The King County Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to confirm Patti Cole-Tindall as the new King County Sheriff.
Council approves creation of Cannabis Safety Taskforce
Legislation to create a Cannabis Safety Taskforce, sponsored by Councilmembers Reagan Dunn and Jeanne Kohl-Welles, on Tuesday passed out of the King County Council.
Council chooses Pamela Stuart to fill Sammamish City Council vacancy
The King County Council on Tuesday appointed Pamela Stuart to fill a vacant seat on the Sammamish City Council by a unanimous vote.
Council declares Roe v. Wade ‘the law of the land,’ pledges support for reproductive freedom
The King County Council on Tuesday passed legislation declaring its support for reproductive freedom and that the Roe v. Wade decision, even if overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, is the “law of the land” In King County.
King County Council unanimously votes to support Ukraine
The King County Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a motion sponsored by Councilmembers Reagan Dunn and Rod Dembowski to provide aid and support to Ukraine and to Ukrainian people in King County.
King County legislation to support Ukraine passes committee with unanimous approval
The King County Council’s Committee of the Whole on Wednesday unanimously approved a motion sponsored by Councilmembers Reagan Dunn and Rod Dembowski that would provide aid and support to Ukraine and Ukrainian people in King County.
Council approves plan to fight displacement, promote equity, social justice
The King County Council on Tuesday approved legislation aimed at fighting displacement and combating the effects of historical racism and injustice through establishment of a grants program and suite of other resources.
Councilmembers Dunn and Dembowski introduce legislation to provide County support to Ukraine
Councilmembers Reagan Dunn and Rod Dembowski on Tuesday introduced an emergency motion to provide aid and support to Ukraine and Ukrainian people in King County.
Council approves new leadership, committee structure and assignments
The King County Council on Tuesday approved 2022 leaders and membership for the seven council committees, three regional committees, the Board of Health and the Flood Control District Board of Supervisors and Executive Committee.