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Metropolitan King County Council

Earning public trust, enhancing quality of life, protecting public health and safety
Metropolitan King County Council
516 Third Ave., Rm. 1200
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-477-1000
Toll Free: 800-325-6165
TTY/TDD: 206-296-1024
Fax: 206-296-0198
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King County Council News

March 3
Council wants to see where county could use savings from lower fuel costs
Motion calls for report on how much was saved, which programs could benefit from additional revenues  Learn more...
March 2
Council sends measure to fund replacement of regional emergency radio system to the ballot
Proposed levy measure to be on April ballot  Learn more...
March 2
Council adopts updated goals, guidelines for County’s Strategic Plan
Showing what King County is doing to achieve its goals and how the county is directing the effort   Learn more...
March 2
Council confirms appointment of Lorinda Youngcourt as Director of the Department of Public Defense
Becomes first Public Defender since position was created by voters  Learn more...
Feb. 26
Councilmembers introduce legislation establishing paid parental leave for county employees
Dembowski’s legislation provides up to 12 weeks of leave for new moms and dads   Learn more...
Feb. 24
Helping veterans behind bars: Council accepts report outlining options for incarcerated veterans
Providing options to those who served their country  Learn more...
Feb. 23
County Council calls on state Legislature to allow creation of cultural access funds
Unanimous support for funding mechanism for cultural programs   Learn more...
Feb. 23
Council adopts legislation that will benefit Green River preservation projects
Motion gives funding priority to habitat restoration efforts   Learn more...
Feb. 17
More buses in Seattle: County Council approves contract for city to purchase additional transit
223,000 hours of service supported through voter-approved measure   Learn more...
Feb. 9
Council approves contract for construction of Children and Family Justice Center
Next step in plan to replace aging Youth Services Center  Learn more...