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Effective 3/18/2020. Due to the recent COVID 19 cases linked to the King County downtown campus and until further notice, the King County Council Clerk is no longer accepting service of process against King County in person. Summons and complaints may be either emailed to the Clerk’s Office at or mailed to the attention of the King County Council Clerk at 516 3rd Ave, Room 1200, Seattle, WA 98104 by first-class USPS mail, postage prepaid. For tracking purposes, you may want to consider using USPS “Priority Service, ” which will allow you to track delivery. Claims for damages, which are accepted by Risk Management, should be emailed to or mailed to: King County Office of Risk Management Services, 500 Fourth Avenue, Room 320, Seattle, WA 98104. If you have any questions regarding this announcement, please call 206-477-1025 and leave a message.

Council News:


John Chelminiak, former Bellevue Mayor, to serve on the King County Regional Homelessness Authority Implementation Board
The King County Regional Homelessness Authority on Thursday approved the appointment of John Chelminiak, former Bellevue Mayor, to serve on its Implementation Board.


Statement on departure of Metro GM Rob Gannon
King County Councilmember Rod Dembowski is releasing the following statement concerning King County Metro GM Rob Gannon stepping down to become chief financial officer for the city of Missoula, Montana.


Councilmember Dembowski issues statement after Metro GM Rob Gannon announced departure
King County Councilmember Rod Dembowski issued a statement after Metro GM Rob Gannon announced he was stepping down to take a job as CFO for Missoula, Montana.


Dunn’s Legislation Tasks King County with Creating Pandemic Response Plans
The King County Council voted unanimously Tuesday create a new county-wide pandemic response plan to guide the County’s response to any future viral outbreaks.


‘Not So Fast’: Councilmember Dunn Expresses Strong Concern About DNRP Permanent Work-From-Home Mandate
The decision means the permanent removal of 800 employees from the King Street Center building in Pioneer Square. The building is county-owned and DNRP employees previously occupied nearly half of the eight-story building

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