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September

30
SEP

King County Courthouse first opportunity for public to discuss proposed 2017-2018 King County Budget
All members of the Council serve on the Budget Committee during the review of the budget and will join Budget Chair Dave Upthegrove in hearing from the public on their priorities for the proposed $11.3 Billion budget.

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SEP

Three panels will direct County Council’s review of Executive’s Proposed Biennial Budget
$11 Billion proposal will be assessed with goal of November adoption

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Dry and Happy! County Council recognizes Diaper Need Awareness Week
Lack of diapers is a comfort AND health issue

26
SEP

County Council approves method to assist small art and culture organizations
Unanimous support for Equity Grants Implementation Plan

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Telling the County Council your priorities for the 2017-2018 King County Budget
Night meetings in Seattle, Redmond and Kent to hear from public on Executive Proposed Budget

21
SEP

Getting ready for November: Strong numbers for new ballot drop boxes in primary election
The success of these new ballot drop boxes is a positive sign that the communities these boxes serve will be able to access voting during the general election

21
SEP

Bellevue resident Lalita Uppala appointed to the King County Library System’s Board of Trustees
Libraries are a happy medium for immigrant and local communities offering enrichment, social integration and education. I appreciate the effort made by the King County Council in my appointment

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Recognizing sacrifice: County Council approves naming new facility at Boeing Field in honor of fallen firefighter
Unanimous support for Luther Dean Bonner Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Building

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King County Metro Adds New Bus Shelters in West Seattle
Shelter at 35th and Morgan to provide protection and safety for clients of West Seattle Food Bank

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Upthegrove delivers on county-wide need for more human services bus passes
The human service bus ticket program is critical for the mobility of low-income riders in all corners of the county

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Kohl-Welles: Liquor and Cannabis Board responds to call for testing of legal marijuana for pesticides
The LCB’s plan to work with the Washington State Department of Agriculture to randomly test products and to test samples after consumer complaints appears to help this new industry begin to provide safer cannabis products.

15
SEP

Board of Health members tour new Mobile Medical Van
This mobile clinic, funded by the City of Seattle, is one of two that deliver health services to residents of King County, including residents experiencing homelessness.

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South King County leaders hear from candidates
All of the candidates had the opportunity to discuss their goals at the monthly “Good Eggs” breakfast meeting

12
SEP

Claudia Balducci: Transportation “Hall of Famer”
Transit advocate recognized by Transportation Choices Coalition

12
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King County Council recognizes National Recovery Month
Supporting those fighting addiction

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Council committee approves blueprint for Best Starts for Kids
Implementation Plan for voter approved levy sent to full Council

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Measures to prevent lead poisoning in King County
Council adopts motion calling for steps to protect public

6
SEP

Chad Buechler appointed to Regional Human Oversight Services Board
Buechler’s focus will be taking an active role in monitoring and providing recommendations on expenditure of the regional human services portion of the Veterans and Human Services Levy proceeds.

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