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2016

30
DEC

Bella and Lily Top the Most Popular Pet Names in King County
This year’s top ten pet names came from more than 27,000 pets that were registered in King County.

21
DEC

Issaquah Parks Receives Grants from King County for Youth Sports Facilities
“I know that the money will be used wisely to improve the health and enjoyment of kids and families in beautiful Issaquah.”

15
DEC

$150,000 grant awarded to Auburn Youth Resources to support families facing imminent risk of homelessness
“The Youth and Family Homelessness Prevention Initiative is a critical tool in the fight to end homelessness and extreme generational poverty.”

15
DEC

$150,000 grant awarded to Federal Way Multi-Service Center to support families facing imminent risk of homelessness
“Non-profits such as the Multi-Service Center provide essential services to families in South King County, helping to prevent homelessness before it starts and working with families to realize their full potential.”

12
DEC

County Council Appoints Rebecca Saldaña to State Senate
“I want to thank the residents of the 37th District for their commitment to justice, inclusion, and dignity.”

12
DEC

Council honors White Center programs for at-risk youth
Councilmembers welcomed members of the Greater King County Police Activities League (GKCPAL) White Center Boxing Club and the White Center Teen Program Aztecs Soccer team

9
DEC

McDermott, Council Assist Trans Community with ID Changes
In King County, the League estimates that only 21 percent of the trans community has access to identity documents that match their gender, an issue that increases the likelihood of discrimination and physical violence.

6
DEC

Council Completes Massive Review of Comprehensive Plan
The Council adopted updates to the King County Comprehensive Plan, the blueprint for growth in the County’s unincorporated communities and how the County provides local and regional services.

6
DEC

Comprehensive Plan Update Passes
My goals in this update were to amend policies to better serve King County residents and to change policies that negatively impacted unincorporated areas. I believe we achieved some success in doing this.

5
DEC

Robert Gannon Confirmed as Metro Transit GM
The Metropolitan King County Council gave its approval to the appointment of Rob Gannon to lead Metro Transit.

5
DEC

County Council Appoints Dino Rossi to State Senate
Former Senator will serve as caretaker until November election

2
DEC

Sheriff Urquhart, Council Vice Chair Dunn unveil memorial for fallen Sheriff Deputies
Recognizing those who have made the “ultimate sacrifice”

28
NOV

Fiscal Options for Public Safety, Public Health and Housing Highlight King County’s Legislative Agenda
Unanimous support for County’s focus during 2017 Legislative Session

21
NOV

Upthegrove introduces ordinance to prevent county use of private prisons
“With the uncertainty at the national level, this is an opportunity to ensure that private prisons are never used by King County.”

17
NOV

Kohl-Welles Secures Funding for District Four Facilities, Public Health, Metro Access and Other Priority Programs
More than $1M for District Four neighborhood centers, senior centers and sports facilities

17
NOV

Issaquah-Hobart Road Southeast Study funded through King County Budget
Study will focus on solutions to traffic congestion

16
NOV

Auburn families to benefit from $500,000 grant from County Budget to YMCA
Y’s Healthy Kids Campus project to receive funds

16
NOV

Dembowski Secures Over $1 Million in Sports & Recreation Grants for North King County
King County Councilmember Rod Dembowski helps lead the Council’s budget process, secures major investments for community sports and recreation access and facility improvements in North King County

16
NOV

Dembowski Secures Sports & Recreation Grants for Shoreline
King County Councilmember Rod Dembowski helps lead the Council’s budget process, secures investments for community sports and recreation access and facility improvements for Shoreline and other North King County cities

15
NOV

Covington Transit, Parks, and Youth to benefit from Adopted County Budget
Dunn announces funding for projects throughout the city

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206-477-1000
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206-296-1024
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206-296-0198