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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.

13
NOV

Increasing transit service and transportation options key components in 2019-2020 county budget
The adopted budget includes funds to increase bus service by over 200,000 hours while investing in bus bases to maintain current and future fleets.

13
NOV

Kohl-Welles: County must speed up visa certification process for immigrant victims of violent crime
Kohl-Welles requested funding in the budget ensures U visa requests will be processed within the state-mandated 90-day time frame.

13
NOV

Kohl-Welles secures funding for orca study
Impact of wastewater effluent on Puget Sound marine life to be investigated.

13
NOV

King County Council Chair McDermott’s regional and district priorities pass in County’s Biennial Budget
In addition to Chair McDermott’s regional priorities, this budget supports programs and services throughout Council District 8

13
NOV

Dunn champions funds for improvements to the Issaquah Hobart corridor in “fiscally-prudent” 2019-2020 King County Budget
“The Issaquah-Hobart Road is in dire need of improvements to address the increasing congestion which continues to negatively impact area residents. Though road funding is limited I worked hard to prioritize $500,000 to continue forward with recommended improvements.”

9
NOV

Street receives honorary name for fallen Iraq War Veteran 1LT Michael Adams
Adams was killed on March 16, 2004 in an accident in Asad, Iraq, just west of Baghdad while riding in a homeward-bound convoy to Kuwait.

8
NOV

Congressman Adam Smith Joins Local Leaders to Discuss Results of the 2018 Midterm Election
The Congressman emphasized the need for collaboration in finding solutions despite disagreements

5
NOV
5
NOV

Anita Khandelwal confirmed as Director of Public Defense
Khandelwal will be the Department’s second director since voters approved the Charter amendment creating the position in 2013

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