What Happened at the Council
Monday, April 24, 2017
At today’s Council meeting, Councilmembers:
RECOGNITIONS AND PROCLAMATIONS:
--Councilmembers proclaimed May 1, 2017 International Workers Day—also known as Immigrant Rights Day—In King County.
PUBLIC COMMENT: The public spoke to Councilmembers about issues related to county government.
• WEST POINT TREATMENT PLANT: Unanimously approved a contract for an independent investigation of the failure at the facility that allowed millions of gallons of raw sewage to flow into Puget Sound (Ordinance 2017-0185).
• JUVENILE CUSTODY: Unanimously adopted legislation prohibiting the King County department of adult and juvenile detention from releasing a juvenile in its custody to law enforcement without a court order and from allowing custodial interrogation and the waiver of any Miranda rights until after a juvenile consults with an attorney (Ordinance 2017-0167).
• TRANSIT: Requested a briefing on extra late night public transportation service on the Fourth of July 2017; and similar extra late night service on New Year's Eve 2017 and New Year's Day 2018 (Substitute motion 2017-0051.2).
• TRANSIT-ZERO EMMISSIONS: Unanimously adopted a feasibility report for achieving a carbon neutral or zero emission fleet (Motion 2017-0089).
• LEGISLATIVE AGENDA: Unanimously approved King County’s 2017 (FY 2018) Federal Legislative Agenda and King County’s 2017 (FY 2018) Federal Policy Interests (Motion 2017-0163).
Read more about this legislation on the King County Council’s LEGISEARCH system at http://kingcounty.legistar.com and enter the item numbers above