Metropolitan King County
Larry Gossett recognized for his work on achieving equity and social justice
Councilmember receives social equity award from American Society for Public Administration
Washington Legislature passes groundbreaking addiction recovery law
The bill creates a testimonial privilege so that sponsors cannot be called to testify in future civil proceedings.
Tahoma Middle School Students set SAIL with donation of retired County van
The van donated by Dunn will allow students to travel to a local store to practice navigating the aisles to find their items, communicating with staff members about prices, and purchasing their items using real money. They can learn what’s needed to go shopping, ordering in restaurants, and interacting in their community.
Future of transit focus of joint committee meeting
County, Seattle discuss light rail, low emission transit fleet and ST3
Council recognizes Doug Hoople for his service to the County on the King County Veterans Program Advisory Board
Doug Hoople advocated for support of underserved veteran populations, such as minorities and women; for victims of military sexual trauma and traumatic brain injury; and for veterans involved in the legal system
Kohl-Welles responds to today’s State of the County Address
Executive Constantine is correct to start focusing on the ST3 proposal, but I have a concern on the current plan that would have light rail arrive in Ballard 5 years after its arrival in West Seattle when the Ballard extension has nearly three times the forecasted ridership.
Council Chair McDermott responds to today’s State of the County Address
I'm excited to work with Executive Constantine to bring light rail to West Seattle and Ballard, and build the existing lines to Tacoma and Everett. And I'm committed to working to deliver this service as soon as possible
Councilmember Kathy Lambert responds to today’s State of the County Address
Sitting in traffic reduces our quality of life and we must address the funding needs of our bridges and roads as many of them are in need of repair and replacement
Councilmember Gossett responds to today’s State of the County Address
I am encouraged that Executive Constantine understands the importance of this stop and has made it part of the proposed ST3 plan.
Recognizing Neal Cook as he retires as the Clerk/Manager of the King County Board of Appeals and Equalization
During his tenure with King County, Neal Cook led the Board through a technology based process to better serve the public and forever change the way the business of the Board is carried out
Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer and Assessor John Wilson to host Town Halls on Property Values
With the current economy’s ever changing real estate values and property taxes, it is important that our local property owners understand the correlation between specific levied taxes and local real estate values in their area
Council Vice Chair Rod Dembowski responds to today’s State of the County Address
Executive Constantine laid out a compelling case to build the transportation infrastructure we need to support the vibrant growth coming to Puget Sound in the coming decades
Council leadership responds to State of the County Address
The Council met at Redmond City Hall to hear from Executive Constantine as he presented his State of the County address to councilmembers and the public
County Council goes to Ravensdale to hear from sheriff and get public input on Comprehensive Plan
This meeting is intended to give unincorporated residents of King County the chance to let their insight known as the council works to make decisions about land use that will impact the area for the next four years
McDermott: ST3 proposal “Investment to support population and transportation growth”
Puget Sound residents and regional leaders have remained consistent – there is a great need, and substantial support for, investing in our region’s economy and people through light rail and other rapid transit
Von Reichbauer: “Sound Transit must be committed to bringing light rail to South King County”
As a member of the Sound Transit Board of Directors, I am committed to bringing Light Rail to South King County, as well as providing vital transportation alternatives throughout the Greater Auburn and Federal Way areas.
Hilary Emmer recognized for her volunteer contributions on Vashon
Elected as the “unofficial Mayor of Vashon Island,” Emmer has been involved in a number of projects in her community
Ernie Dunston recognized for his service to at-risk youth
Breakfast Group founder receives MLK Medal of Distinguished Service
Council recognizes 3A Boys Basketball Champs Rainier Beach Vikings
The Vikings, consisting of players, Keith Smith, Sam Cunliffe, Marquis Gurski, Darrion Manago, N’Kiel Nelson, Kevin Porter Jr., Kahlil Shabazz, Tijon Rodde, Tre Levias, Freddie Roberson, Anthony Still, Kendall Williams, Stevie Smith, and Kahlil Goodwin, compiled a district record of 14 – 1, and an overall record of 21 – 6, ranked #1 in the state, and achieved a national ranking in the top 40 by USA Today
King County residents receive MLK Medal of Distinguished Service
The MLK Medal of Distinguished Service will be used once a year to thank those who made a particularly strong impact on the county and encourage others to renew their dedication to serve their community.