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Councilmember Rod Dembowski joins community leaders in call to action for Legislators to pass transportation funding options


Essential that communities have ability to invest in transit and roads


Metropolitan King County Councilmember Rod Dembowski joined leaders from across the region today in Seattle’s Pioneer Square in calling for action by the state Legislature on transportation funding.

“It is essential that leaders in Olympia adopt legislation this session to give local communities the tools we need to invest in transit and roads, to ensure that our economy can continue to prosper,” said Dembowski, chair of the County Council’s Regional Transit Committee and a member of the Council’s Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee

A diverse group of business, elected, and community leaders gathered to show their support for local options to fund critical transit and roads projects. Without new funding options, King County faces devastating cuts to Metro bus service when the current Congestion Relief Charge expires in June of 2014. Attending the press conference and supporting the coalition’s work were fellow King County Council District 1 leaders, including Woodinville Mayor Bernie Talmas and Shoreline City Councilmember Chris Roberts.

The common theme of the press conference was the necessity of a strong transportation system to help King County’s economy continue to grow and thrive.

Councilmember Dembowski joins business, elected and community leaders in urging the state Legislature to act on potential transportation funding options.
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