Council District 3
516 Third Avenue, 12th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104
Toll Free: 800-325-6165
Serving the communities of Carnation, Duvall, Fall City, Issaquah, North Bend, Preston, Redmond, Sammamish, Skykomish, Snoqualmie, rural Woodinville, and unincorporated northeast King County.
I attended the open house for King County’s first high-tech courtroom on Friday, April 26. It was exciting to see the implementation of ideas I brought back from the 2011 Court Technology Conference: videoconferencing, smart board, document camera, public wi-fi, ceiling-mounted projector and display screen and PCs, monitors and keyboards finally installed! 21st Century justice will be served by these advances.
For young people in crisis, help is just a bus away thanks to a new partnership between King County, local service agencies, and Safe Place, a national non-profit organization that builds community safety nets for youth. Here, YouthCare Executive Director Melinda Giovengo (left) and National Safe Place Executive Director Laurie Jackson (right) joined Councilmember Lambert on Aug. 31 to announce the new partnership with Metro Transit. Read more about the Safe Place launch, and see the news conference here.
The road system in unincorporated King County is critically important to people who live and travel in the county, but it is aged and deteriorating. Unfortunately, the Road Services Division’s available funding falls far short of the need, despite the division’s efforts in recent years to gain efficiencies, streamline its organizational structure, and adjust business practices to current financial realities. The strategic plan for the King County Road Services Division responds to that dilemma by setting clear priorities to guide the division as it manages the road system. Read the plan here.
The King County Sheriff’s Office now offers the option of filing your non-emergency police report online. This option is available for citizens who live in unincorporated King County or in any of the participating cities that contract with the King County Sheriff’s Office for police services, including North Bend, Sammamish, Skykomish and Woodinville. Some examples of reports that can be filed online include abandoned vehicles, mail theft, narcotics activity, suspicious circumstances, thefts, traffic complaints, vandalism and vehicle prowls. You can file reports at www.ReportToSheriff.org. Watch this video to learn more about reporting crimes online.
Sign up for Flood Alerts
King County is offering free Flood Alerts to help keep you informed of flood conditions. You can receive notification by phone, text message or email. Your alert will be customized to the rivers and flood phases that you sign up for. Register at: http://green.kingcounty.gov/FloodAlertSystem/ or 206-263-3400.