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2016

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.

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

14
NOV

Councilmembers Balducci and Dembowski help craft adopted County Budget
Balducci and Dembowski help lead Council’s budget development, preserving public safety, expanding transportation options, addressing homelessness and affordable housing, limiting property tax increases, and investing in Eastside community recreation improvements

14
NOV

Shrinking School to Prison Pipeline, Expanding Transit for Underserved Highlight 2017-2018 Budget
While this budget is definitely a step in the right direction, I am hopeful that in the near future we can add more resources to make our transit system more accessible for the poor and indigent

14
NOV

Celebrating the history and heritage that helped shape the region
County Council declares November Native American Heritage Month in King County

14
NOV

Upthegrove restores inmate bookings at Maleng Regional Justice Center
“It’s critical that we have a fully operational facility in South King County so that officers can focus on addressing crime instead of spending time in traffic on their way to Seattle.”

14
NOV

Upthegrove secures county funds for Kent YMCA
People from the Kent community have been working on this project for years. This support from the county is critical to move this project forward towards reality

14
NOV

Renovation of Steve Cox Park Included in County Budget
Formerly White Center Park, the park was renamed Steve Cox Memorial Park in 2007 in honor of the fallen King County Sheriff’s Deputy.

14
NOV

King County Biennial Budget Creates a Path to Stability For People Experiencing Homelessness
This is the first biennial budget adopted since Council Chair Joe McDermott joined with County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray to declare a State of Emergency on homelessness last year.

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