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December

15
DEC

Cedar River area to receive water quality enhancement funds
The $70,000 King County grant, focused on investing in better water quality by providing funding for organizations to take action in their communities, will assist in the removal of noxious weeds and other non-native plants infestations. This work will greatly improve water quality and increase the quantity of habitat available on the Cedar River for species such as the Chinook salmon

14
DEC

County Council, Elections partner in making voting more convenient and accessible
Expanding ballot drop off locations throughout King County

14
DEC

Phillips applauds global commitment to battling climate change
Paris agreement will monitor and report results in reducing greenhouse gases

14
DEC

County Council approves appointment of Dawn Thomas to King County personnel board
The King County Personnel Board is a five-member board, created by the County Charter. The board hears and decides certain kinds of appeals from County employees who are members of the Career Service and choose not to pursue a grievance procedure under an applicable bargaining agreement.

14
DEC

Leann Kranick unanimously appointed to the King County Agriculture Commission
Ms. Kranick’s appointment to the Commission, a forum for farmers to provide input on land use issues affecting commercial agriculture, was sponsored by Metropolitan King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn.

14
DEC

Black Diamond and Maple Valley to receive grant funding for area water quality projects
The grant program invests in clean water and the community by providing project funding for organizations dedicated to enhancing waste water treatment.

14
DEC

Project in Fairwood to receive grant funding for water quality enhancement
The funds from the grant will go toward helping to replace the stormwater pipe, opening up over 7,000 feet of stream channel for migrating fish and preventing a major collapse.

14
DEC

Council approves projects to receive $2 million in water quality grants
The projects were selected based on recommendations from the Metropolitan Pollution Abatement Advisory Committee (MWPAAC)—a panel that advises the King County Council and Executive on matters related to water pollution abatement – that projects benefit water quality and ratepayers within the Wastewater Treatment Division’s service area.

7
DEC

Council proclaims December 8, 2015 as Lloyd Hara Day in recognition of his career and service as King County Assessor
In his distinguished public service career spanning more than 50 years, Lloyd Hara has served as King County’s youngest Auditor, Seattle City Treasurer, Seattle Port Commissioner, and King County Assessor

7
DEC

Phillips: Climate conference showing local collaboration to solve global challenge
“The world’s focus in Paris this week to meet the challenge of climate change is paying great dividends. Our Local Climate Leader’s Circle has made the leadership efforts of hundreds of local governments apparent to the negotiators that now is the time to make real progress on carbon reduction. Their draft agreement reflects our work to take action now.”

7
DEC

Council approves nation-leading paid parental leave program
Up to 12 weeks of leave for new moms and dads

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