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2018

18
DEC

2019 Youth and Amateur Grants Cycle Opens in January
Over $15 million in grants awarded since 1993

17
DEC

Washington State Speaker of the House Joins Local Leaders to Discuss the Upcoming Legislative Session
Moving forward, Speaker Chopp identified mental health treatment and workforce preparation as two of his priorities for the upcoming legislative session.

17
DEC

King County WaterWorks Grant Program Opens
Approximately $2 million available in grant opportunities

12
DEC

Three Eastside Youth Organizations receive “retired” vans from Councilmember Balducci
The repurposed van will help each organization improve the lives of Eastside youth

12
DEC

Issaquah and Redmond libraries to benefit from retirement of bonds
Excess Funds to Be Reinvested in Libraries

10
DEC

Mapping future of vital transit corridor
Council approves report on response to construction along Seattle Waterfront

10
DEC

Council approves appointment of John Taylor as Director of Local Services
The Department of Local Services will be responsible for working with Councilmembers to improve municipal services in unincorporated areas.

10
DEC

King County Council Recognizes Dick’s Drive-In for Community Involvement and Civic Engagement
Dick’s will open a new restaurant on Pacific Highway in Kent on Wednesday, December 12

10
DEC

Dunn Congratulates New Director of Department of Local Services
The Department of Local Services is a newly created cabinet-level department that aims to respond to local needs and that will continue the County’s emphasis on improving the delivery of county services to the rural and suburban unincorporated communities of King County.

6
DEC

Kohl-Welles statement on state Supreme Court ruling blocking Initiative 27
“Safe injection sites have the potential to change the trajectory of a person’s life. I only wish my young nephew had access to one before he died.”

4
DEC

Music Works Northwest receives a financial boost from County Council
Building for Culture funds facility upgrades to serve 700 students annually

4
DEC

Dunn delivers retired Metro Van to Vine Maple Place
Vine Maple Place is a nonprofit charity based in Maple Valley that works with single-parent families to break the generational cycle of homelessness.

19
NOV

Dembowski Secures Funding for Innovative Law Enforcement De-escalation Program
Adopted last week, King County’s 2019-20 biennial budget includes significant investment in North King County’s Response, Awareness, De-escalation and Referral (RADAR) program, which helps build a bridge between law enforcement and mental health services. Councilmember Rod Dembowski worked to secure $780,000 to support this program and the collaboration between the cities of Shoreline, Bothell, Lake Forest Park, Kirkland, and Kenmore.

15
NOV

Groundbreaking Gun Legislation Passes Board of Health
Board of Health rules and regulations have jurisdiction throughout the county, including within all 39 municipalities and unincorporated areas.

14
NOV

King County Budget Appropriates $3 million to Provide Resources for Low-Income Families
Funds will be used to offer families emergency transitional housing, day care,job training and community services

13
NOV

Gang Unit and Massive Investments in Housing, Homeless Services, and Transportation Headline Budget
Today’s passage comes after nearly two months of deliberation and review of the proposal delivered from the County Executive in September.

13
NOV

Councilmember Balducci on the Adoption of County Budget
County Councilmember Charts Path Forward with Investments in Transit, Housing, and Public Safety in the 2019-2020 King County Budget

13
NOV

Protecting the public, funds for community services, increasing housing opportunities
Public safety highlights budget priorities for South King County.

13
NOV

2019-2020 King County Budget Marks Smart Investments in Regional Services and Sound Fiscal Management
The budget allocates $100 million to help build and preserve workforce housing throughout the region, including an immediate investment of $40 million on specific shovel-ready projects.

13
NOV

Renton to see massive investments in housing and transit in the King County Budget
The City of Renton will receive funds for housing in the Renton Highlands and a study for future transportation improvement options.

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Main phone:
206-477-1000
TTY/TDD:
206-296-1024
Email:
council@kingcounty.gov