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October

31
OCT

Improvements to Issaquah Hobart Road Traffic Timing included in King County Budget
The budget addition will fund the King County Road Services Division’s installation of traffic monitoring that will allow remote traffic light timing adjustments.

31
OCT

Project to restore Historic Fire Lookout will receive King County funds
The funds will go towards building a brand new lookout tower for visitors to Pinnacle Peak to experience the iconic view of Mt. Rainier and the surrounding area

31
OCT

Maple Valley Resident to serve on Civil Rights Commission
The Commission advises the King County Executive and King County Council on matters related to the County’s civil rights programs

30
OCT

Extending period for Property Tax Refunds
Council approves doubling window from 3 to 6 years

30
OCT

New South County Transfer Station Closer to Reality
Council agreement one of the final steps in replacing 50-year-old facility

30
OCT

TOUCHDOWN SEAHAWKS! Council Recognizes Anniversary of Community Effort to Keep the Seattle Seahawks Flying In Seattle
The prime movers of the effort to keep the Seahawks in Seattle were not politicians, but fans

30
OCT

Information on Keeping Infants Asleep—and Alive
Council approves pilot program on safe sleeping environments

23
OCT

Council approves program to boost funding for housing
Credit Enhancement provides better financing terms, lower costs for housing

23
OCT

Volunteering for justice: County Council celebrates Pro Bono Week
Recognizing the efforts of attorneys providing legal aid to those in need

18
OCT

Increase of juvenile violence brings three police chiefs to “Good Eggs” breakfast meeting
Discussing methods to address growing juvenile gang and gun violence in our communities

16
OCT

National Recognition Highlights Filipino American History Month
Filipino Veterans to receive Congressional Gold Medal for their service during WWII

16
OCT

Voters Sent Alternative on I-27 Measure
By passing the ordinance today, the Council is giving the voters a choice if Initiative 27— which would place a countywide ban on CHELs—is put on the ballot.

12
OCT

Von Reichbauer Shredding Event Helps South King County Residents Prevent Identity Theft
“Events like this help inform our community about identity theft and prevent it from happening.”

11
OCT

I-27 Alternative Proposed for February Ballot
If the alternative legislation introduced by members is adopted by the Council, it along with I-27 would be on the February ballot

11
OCT

Kohl-Welles delivers former County employees into “Working Retirement”
Organizations to benefit from donation of surplus County vans

10
OCT

The Sophia Way Receives “Retired” Van from Councilmember Balducci
Councilmember Balducci donates retired King County Metro van to help transport The Sophia Way clients between facilities, to community events, and even to their new homes.

9
OCT

Agreement between Renton, King County on historic buildings is good news for taxpayers
Over 20 area cities now contract with the county for their landmark and historic designation needs.

9
OCT

Kohl-Welles acts to keep transit along First Avenue
Spring service package includes continued bus service into Northwest Belltown

6
OCT

Kohl-Welles: Contraceptive rollback “fiscally irresponsible, ineffective, and counterproductive”
“Creating cost barriers to contraceptives is not only an attack on basic rights, it's fiscally irresponsible, ineffective, and counterproductive. The ‘unintended’ consequences if this rule remains in effect, would be enormous.”

2
OCT

Three Councilmembers Release Joint Statement
In response to the tragedy in Las Vegas

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