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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:


Dunn motion aims for equitable allocation of COVID-19 vaccine
King County Council Vice Chair Reagan Dunn on Monday introduced legislation that would request the State of Washington to increase the number of COVID-19 vaccines allocated to King County under the Department of Health Vaccine Distribution Plan.


Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign draws big response, increases reporting statewide
New data reveals that a Council-backed regional human trafficking awareness campaign led to a significant rise in the number of survivors and others contacting the National Human Trafficking Hotline from Washington state.


Council Vice Chair Dunn calls for answers on recent Puget Sound wastewater spill
King County Council Vice Chair Reagan Dunn on Wednesday introduced legislation to take a close and thorough look at system failures that led to the spilling of millions of gallons of untreated wastewater into Puget Sound and Lake Washington on January 13, 2021, and issue a report offering a set of recommendations for preventing future wastewater spills.


Bob Elwell Reappointed to WaterWorks Grant Ranking Committee
The Metropolitan King County Council on Tuesday confirmed the reappointment of Bob Elwell to the King County WaterWorks Grant Ranking Committee.


Lambert issues statement on Tolt River Dam warning system failure during scheduled test
King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert issued a statement in response to the Tolt River Dam warning system failing to activate for its regularly scheduled test.

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