Metropolitan King County
Patty Kuderer to replace Hunter in 48th District
Council approves appointment to fill vacancy in the State Legislature
Bottom Line: County Council recognizes Diaper Need Awareness Week
Lack of diapers is a comfort AND health issue
First ever carbon free town hall held in Seattle
Innovative discussion on climate featured business, religious, and government leaders from King County and Governor’s office
Fairwood resident Stafford nominated to sit on King County Parks Levy Citizen Oversight Board
The ordinance that placed the renewal of the King County Parks Levy on the ballot in 2013 included language creating a citizen oversight board to review levy expenditures and ensure transparency for the public.
“Street of Heroes:” Council recognizes road designation
Roadway leading to Tahoma National Cemetery receives official title
Dunn, Council provide King County Fair stability
The King County Council has approved a budgetary proviso which will grant fiscal stability to the King County Fair. Held this summer for the 152nd year in a row, the Fair has struggled in recent years, though saw marked improvement this year under the oversight of a local nonprofit.
Upthegrove plan to restore salmon in Green River moves forward
The King County Council has approved a new plan to help restore salmon habitat along the Green River. Named “Re-Green the Green,” the program will use several existing sources of funding to plant shade trees along the Green River to help maintain lower water temperatures during periods of extreme heat.
Kent School District to add School Resource Officer
Starting in 2016, the Kent School District will be adding a King County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) School Resource Officer to serve its unincorporated schools during the school year. Primary services will be provided to Kentlake High School, Grass Lake Elementary School and Sawyer Woods Elementary School. For the three months that school is out of session, the deputy will provide patrol service in the unincorporated KCSO precinct area.
Sheriff receives funds to increase emphasis patrols in unincorporated King County
The King County Council has approved funds for 1,100 hours of increased traffic enforcement.
New LED lights operational at Petrovitsky Park
Petrovisky Park sport fields in the unincorporated community of Fairwood have new LED lights. These new lights give off less glare and are extremely energy efficient, saving nearly $10,000 per year.
County Council approves expansion of transit carbon offset program
Program now includes the potential sale of any environmental benefit that can be monetized
County Council approves agreement to plan bridge connecting trail between King and Pierce Counties
Linking segments of the Foothills Trail
Increase in attendance and youth participation at King County Fair
Bellevue 4H winners brief Council Committee
King County Fair organizers update County Council Committee on “Bountiful” 2015 Fair
Briefing highlights increase in attendance and 4H participation
Lambert views students best “Hacks”
Judging best projects at Steam 3D Hackathon
King County District Court Unveils New, Online System to Tackle Traffic Tickets
The system allows judges immediate online access to many sources of data, including tickets issued and other various reports.
“Retired” county vans presented to two groups in District 4
Preschool and adventure program receive vehicles to meet transportation needs
King County continues strong push to combat human trafficking
Council Committee receives briefing on outreach efforts to help those trying to escape human trafficking