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Metropolitan King County Council

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2008 News Archive

Dec. 31
New Year brings start of furlough days for County Council
Council offices closed January 2 
Dec. 17
Phillips and Constantine call on Obama to invest stimulus funds in local climate action
King County’s initiatives would provide opportunity for green jobs, energy independence, and emissions reductions 
Dec. 15
Ten unpaid employee furlough days for 2009 ratified by County Council
Councilmembers formalize commitment to share sacrifice by returning part of their own 2009 salary 
Dec. 15
Council calls for streamlining County permitting process to stimulate housing construction
Changing the rules would promote more housing, jobs, and revenue 
Dec. 15
Vote-by-mail authorized for February special election
Council grants exceptions to conditions it set for implementation 
Dec. 8
Rural businesses receive a boost: County Council provides flexibility for home-based retail sales
Simplifying regulations to support traditional rural industries 
Dec. 1
Phillips adds independent analysis of viaduct replacement options to King County budget
Expert panel to ensure each alternative provides needed mobility for local residents 
Nov. 24
Highest priorities of public safety, health and quality of life protected by the King County Council in 2009 adopted budget
Many critical programs restored for full year, but Legislature still needs to lift restrictions on revenues for counties 
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