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King County Councilmember Larry Phillips

Serving the communities of Council District 4
Larry Phillips
Council District 4
516 Third Ave., Rm. 1200
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-477-1004
Toll Free: 800-325-6165
TTY/TDD: 206-296-1024
Fax: 206-296-0198 

Serving the communities of northern Downtown, Belltown, South Lake Union, Uptown, Queen Anne, Interbay, Magnolia, Ballard, Fremont, Wallingford, Green Lake, Phinney Ridge, Bitter Lake, Broadview, Crown Hill, Greenwood, North Beach, and the western portion of Northgate.

King County Transportation District sends to voters ballot measure to fund transit and roads

The Transportation District Board unanimously sent to voters a proposal to raise revenue that would be directed toward Metro Transit bus service and County and city transportation projects, including roads. The ballot measure will go before voters on April 22. If adopted by voters, it would:


  • Increase the King County sales tax by 0.1 of a percent for ten years;
  • Establish a $60 vehicle fee;
  • Distribute 60 percent of the net revenues of the ballot measure to provide funding to maintain Metro transit service hours at current levels. If any funds remain after maintaining transit service hours, evenly split the remaining funds 50/50 between transit and unincorporated road purposes;
  • 40 percent would go to cities for transportation improvements and the county for unincorporated area road purposes allocated based on population;
  • Specify that the funds must be used for transportation improvement projects contained in the County's, Cities' or Puget Sound Regional Council's approved transportation plans (as updated by the individual jurisdictions); 
  • Establish a low-income rebate program that rebates $20 of vehicle fee for vehicle owners whose household income is less than 45 percent of the county’s median household income.

bike rider loading bike on bus rackLearn more about proposed transit cuts.
Learn more about transportation funding.
Learn more about the King County Transportation District.

Final acquisition set for Squak Mountain forestSquak_Mountain_timber

A public celebration is set to commemorate preservation of 226 acres of high-quality forestland in the Issaquah Alps – the result of a partnership between King County and The Trust for Public Land. This acquisition adds to King County’s Cougar-Squak Corridor parkland. Learn more.

Council approves transit fare increase, creation of low-income fare program

Facing cuts of up to 17 percent of Metro Transit service, the King County Council Monday took a step toward bolstering Transit Division finances by approving a 25 cent increase in transit fares. In conjunction with the fare increase, the Council created a low-income fare program to ensure that communities who depend on public transit as their primary source of transportation are not left behind. Read more.

Phillips selected to chair King County Council

“I am honored to serve the people of King County and lead the legislative branch in meeting the challenges ahead,” said Phillips. “In 2014, King County faces deep cuts to our transit system and unincorporated road network, and many other financial difficulties to providing basic public services. We must act to secure King County’s fiscal future, as well as protecting our human services safety net, addressing climate change, and protecting the health of Puget Sound and our waterways.” Read more.


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The Council and King County Executive Dow Constantine are joining Seattle Seahawk fans throughout the Northwest—and throughout the United States—in showing their support for the Hawks as they prepare for Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey!! Read more.

In the Community

Scott White UW Alumni Award
Pictured from left to right: Dean Sandra Archibald, Suzanne Dale Estey, Councilmember Larry Phillips, Alison Carl White, and her children Claire and Barrett honor the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Scott White at the Evans School of Public Affairs Alumni Reception.


Watch: Metro Transit Facing Cuts
Watch: Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park
Watch: Cedar River Volunteers
Watch: King County Communities - District 4
Watch: King County Parks-Your Big Backyard
Watch: King County Connects, Economic Recovery Panel
Watch: Futurewise 20th Anniversary
Watch: King County Giving Garden Dedication
Watch: Good Land Stewardship
Watch: Saving the Sound
Watch: Environmentally-friendly car washing

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