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March

29
MAR

Upcoming forum to discuss proposed ballot measure for Children and Family Justice Center
Proposal would ask voters to fund needed replacement of dilapidated juvenile court buildings and inefficient detention center

27
MAR

Sound Transit adds morning trip on Route 577 for Federal Way commuters
Starting in June, the ST Express Route 577 will feature one additional morning to trip to Seattle from the Federal Way Transit Center.

26
MAR

County Council seeks to expand ORCA card system
Future report will identify opportunities for increasing transit access

26
MAR

County Council thanks King County Sheriff Sue Rahr
Recognized for more than 30 years of work in law enforcement in King County

26
MAR

Councilmembers call for creation of internship program for veterans
Exploring ways to incorporate technical and leadership skills in to county job pool

22
MAR

County Councilmembers announce support for Chief Deputy Strachan as Sheriff
Patterson, Ferguson, and Lambert introduce motion to make appointment

19
MAR

Council approves County participation in collaboration to respond to climate change
County, nine cities working together on climate and sustainability efforts

19
MAR

County Council recognizes Seattle Opera Director Speight Jenkins
National 2011 Opera Honors recipient will be stepping down in 2014

19
MAR

Council approves creation of pilot project for Pacific Raceways site
Legislation provides clear guidelines for Council oversight on potential future use of the facility

19
MAR

Dunn recognizes efforts to combat Deep-Vein Thrombosis
More than half-million people a year hospitalized due to DVT

19
MAR

Council gives its support for designation of Mountains to Sound Greenway as a National Heritage Area
Encouraging United States Congress to give official recognition to Mountains to Sound Greenway

15
MAR

Highline Public Schools recognized for exemplary work creating healthy schools
Four schools recognized for promoting nutrition and physical activity

15
MAR

Councilmembers on Rahr resignation: “A legacy of service to the people of King County”
Council will be responsible for appointment of replacement

15
MAR

Dunn: “Blue Alert” law recognition of importance of protecting public safety officers
Governor signs legislation alerting public of incidents involving injury or death of law enforcement officers

12
MAR

Community meetings set on major update to King County land use policies
Council committee to hold three evening hearings on Comprehensive Plan Update

6
MAR

Motion Urging Congressional Designation of Mountains to Sound Greenway as a National Heritage Area heads to full Council
Encouraging United States Congress to give official recognition to Mountains to Sound Greenway

5
MAR

Ferguson and Hague lead effort to increase minority language representation on Citizens’ Election Oversight Committee
County Council approves addition of new seat for Vietnamese-speaking community

5
MAR

Council adopts plan identifying interim steps to tackle climate change
Updating goals to reduce County greenhouse gas emissions and to prepare for climate effects

2
MAR
Contact the Council
Main phone:
206-477-1000
TTY/TDD:
206-296-1024
Fax:
206-296-0198