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Official portrait of King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert, 2015

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Next Committee of the Whole
Town Hall is May 18

Emergency Management, Public Safety and Local Government plus public forum for citizen input - with special guest Sheriff John Urquhart

Evergreen Middle School
6900 208th Ave NE
Redmond, WA
Reception at 6:00 pm, meeting begins at 6:30 pm

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Bridges and Roads Task Force

Last fall King County Executive Dow Constantine and I convened a Bridges and Roads Task Force. It was charged with recommending sustainable solutions for funding bridges and roads in unincorporated King County. As many of you know, I’ve been a strong proponent of finding workable solutions as we cannot let our bridges and roads fall into disrepair! The 1994 funding formula no longer works and it’s time for it to be reevaluated! The terrific group of people on the Task Force came up 152 recommendations in their final report. You can access all the information including the final report and the list of recommendations here: http://kingcounty.gov/depts/transportation/roads/roads-task-force.aspx

Here’s more information that explains the problem in detail and gives more background:

http://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/editorials/king-county-needs-smart-solutions-to-fix-crumbling-roads-and-bridges-3/

http://kuow.org/post/king-county-rural-roads-how-they-got-so-bad

http://www.kingcounty.gov/~/media/transportation/kcdot/roads/SPRS/SPRS2014Update.ashx


One Night Count

In January I participated in the One Night Count. (It's the first time I've walked on a trail in Redmond in the dark at 2 am; it was very peaceful!) This is an annual effort to count the homeless in our region. The day after the count, I was interviewed on KIRO radio and shared my 5 ideas for ending homelessness.

http://mynorthwest.com/167979/five-steps-to-solve-the-seattle-king-county-homeless-crisis/


Boost Your Brainpower

I’m a strong proponent of exercising the brain as it’s a great way to stay sharp and avoid disease. I loved this article – it is chock full of very common sense ways to exercise our brains every day. Here’s to more conversation until we’re all over 100!

Parade Magazine: 23 Ways to Boost Your Brain


King County Noise Code

Effective July 2, unincorporated King County residents have a new, improved noise code. If you’re experiencing loud and raucous neighborhood noise, you should call the King County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency line at 206-296-3311. For construction noise, call the Department of Permitting and Environmental Review (DPER) at 206-296-6680. For unreasonable animal noise, call the Pet Information Line at 206-296-PETS (7387). Learn more, read the King County Noise Code Fact Sheet (pdf, 303KB).

County Health Rankings 

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Check out this website that compares the health of King County’s residents to other counties around the state and nation.

There are two types of rankings: “Health outcomes” are a measure of length and quality of life. “Health factors” are a measure of health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and the physical environment.

I thought this was very informative. It’s also a reminder that there is always room for improvement regarding our health.

Contact Councilmember Lambert

Main phone:
206-477-1003

TTY/TDD:
206-296-1024

Fax:
206-296-0198