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King County Councilmember Larry Phillips

Serving the communities of Council District 4
Councilmember
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.

Night Owl bus service preserved in Seattle neighborhoods

The King County Council unanimously approved an agreement between King County Metro Transit and the City of Seattle that assures continued operation of “Night Owl” bus routes 82, 83, and 84.

Under the agreement, the City of Seattle will pay for the continued operation of the routes between approximately 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. The routes provide basic transit service to many Seattle neighborhoods including Greenwood, Greenlake, Wallingford, Fremont, Queen Anne, South Lake Union, Belltown, and Downtown.

Night Owl service is a lifeline for many riders. I appreciate the City of Seattle’s commitment to restoring transit service with this agreement, but there is much more to be done given Metro Transit’s funding shortfall and upcoming reductions to transit service. Read more


Council's Commitment to effective oversight of Sheriff’s Office has not wavered

Metropolitan King County Council Chair Larry Phillips and Councilmember Larry Gossett, Chair of the Council’s Employment and Administration Committee, have released a statement in response to the announcement that Charles Gaither has resigned as the Director of King County’s Office of Law Enforcement Oversight:  

“When the Council established OLEO, we understood the importance of the agency and the vital role it would have in restoring and maintaining the trust the residents of King County have in the King County Sheriff’s Office.

“The Council has not and will not waver from its commitment in having an effective and transparent Office of Law Enforcement Oversight for the King County Sheriff’s Office."

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Council adopts legislation amending detention of immigration detainees

Only suspects with federal warrants will be held

The Metropolitan King County Council has adopted an ordinance modifying legislation on how the County will honor requests by the federal government on the detention of immigrants in the King County Jail. The legislation will continue the County’s policy detaining offenders accused of serious criminal offenses by holding those suspects that have a federal judicial warrant in the justice system.

In 2013 we took the first step in ensuring that dangerous people and threats to our communities remain in jail, while protecting the constitutional rights of all citizens regardless of their status. Today’s legislation streamlines the legislation adopted last year by emphasizing that federal courts require a demonstration that suspects are a danger to the community.
 
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Council approves blueprint for negotiations on operation of Harborview

Motion adopts principles for deliberations on new agreement

As King County begins its preliminary discussions on the future operation of the county-owned Harborview Medical Center, the King County Council gave its unanimous support for a set of principles they want to be part of the negotiations. 

Harborview is a world-class medical facility that is also the region’s primary public hospital and regional trauma center. Hundreds of thousands of residents rely on Harborview each year for healthcare provided by first rate doctors, nurses, and staff. By our action, the Council establishes the county’s expectations for negotiations determining future operations of the hospital to meet its public mission.

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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.

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