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July

31
JUL

Crowd Packs Meeting on School-to-Prison Pipeline
King County and Seattle City Councilmembers meet with public to discuss what needs to be done

28
JUL

Mamma’s Hands receives “Retired” Van from King County
Agency helps women and children in crisis

28
JUL

Former teacher, Lee Ann Prielipp of Federal Way appointed to Harborview Medical Center Board of Trustees
“Lee Ann brings to the Harborview Medical Center Board a strong, analytic background from her involvement in educational organizations and her service on state-wide boards.”

27
JUL

County Council offers increased support for arts and cultural programs
Unanimous approval of Building for Culture program

22
JUL

County Council sends “Best Start for Kids” initiative to the voters
Proposed levy measure to be on November ballot

20
JUL

County Council unanimously confirms appointment of Patty Hayes as Director of Public Health – Seattle & King County
“How we think about and deliver health improvements in communities is rapidly changing. I look forward to building even stronger partnerships within the health and human service community and across sectors to innovate for everyone’s better health.”

20
JUL

County Council approves task force to investigate creation of immigrant and refugee commission
Panel would present recommendations on developing commission

20
JUL

Charter amendment to establish charter-based office for civilian oversight of law enforcement sent to November ballot
OLEO is an independent King County agency responsible for receiving complaints of alleged officer misconduct, actively monitoring the Sheriff’s internal investigations unit, and assessing its thoroughness and objectivity

20
JUL

County Council Expands Access to Voting
Providing voting materials in Korean and Spanish by the 2016 general election

16
JUL

Welcome to the Fair! 152nd edition of the King County Fair underway
Councilmember Dunn and Enumclaw Mayor Liz Reynolds join in selling first ticket

14
JUL

King County Fair to receive funding boost from County
$50,000 over two years to bolster summertime tradition

13
JUL

Council approves annexation of land for fire and emergency services
6 acres to become part of Fire District 40

13
JUL

County Council supports grant to complete work at Ravensdale Park
“This project is a great example of how the County is being proactive to plan for future growth and is acting as a good financial steward of the taxpayer’s money.”

13
JUL

Council confirms Julie Wise as Deputy Director of the Department of Elections
Will be responsible for managing all aspects of and activities related to conducting local, state and federal elections

6
JUL

Councilmember von Reichbauer presents WSU Regent with recognition honoring the late WSU President Elson Floyd
A recognition honoring the late President Elson Floyd and his legacy was presented to Washington State University Regent Ron Sims and WSU Vice President for Government Relations, Colleen Kerr.

1
JUL

Upthegrove proposes major changes to bus fare enforcement for youth
King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove has introduced legislation to make major changes to Metro’s fare enforcement policy for youth.

1
JUL

Statement from Council Vice Chair Jane Hague on the passage of Cultural Access Legislation
Metropolitan King County Council Vice Chair Jane Hague released this statement concerning passage of HB 2263, a bill which provides for public and educational benefits and economic support for cultural organizations, as well as facilities and services in the community to assist individuals with mental illness, developmental disabilities and other vulnerable populations:

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