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2019

17
DEC

$200k in Funding Approved for South King County WaterWorks Projects
County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer secured $200,000 in funds for South King County projects as part of the WaterWorks Grant Program.

17
DEC

David Osborn Appointed to Lake Geneva Lake Management District
The Metropolitan King County Council on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of David Osborn of Auburn to the Lake Geneva Lake Management District.

17
DEC

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan Emphasizes Regional Collaboration to South King County Leaders
At the Councilmember's October Good Eggs Breakfast, Mayor Durkan discussed regional collaboration.

16
DEC

Councilmember Kohl-Welles Releases Statement on Homelessness Authority Approval at Seattle City Council
King County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles is releasing the following statement concerning the Seattle City Council’s approval of a plan to create a new regional authority to combat homelessness.

11
DEC

Nearly $350,000 Awarded to Projects to Clean Up Water Quality in Councilmember Kohl-Welles’ District 4
Nearly $350,000 of the $2.4 million in direct King County Council allocations went to organizations and projects that benefit King County Council District 4 and King County as a whole.

11
DEC

Nearly $317,000 Awarded to Projects to Clean Up Water Quality in Councilmember Balducci’s District 6
The King County Council on Wednesday approved grants to improve water quality across King County with nearly $317,000 awarded to to critical projects and organizations to benefit King County Council District 6.

11
DEC

Statement from Councilmember Kohl-Welles on Passage of Regional Homelessness Authority Legislation
King County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles issued the following statement after Wednesday’s approval by the full council of legislation creating the Regional Homelessness Authority.

5
DEC

Regional Homelessness Agency Clears First Crucial Vote, Headed for Full Council Next Week
Efforts to create a joint regional homelessness authority moved ahead Thursday when a proposal cleared the Regional Policy Committee.

4
DEC

Council Vice Chair Balducci Issues Statement on Passage of Winery Code Update
The King County Council on Wednesday approved legislation that redefines the rules around wineries, distilleries and breweries in unincorporated King County.

2
DEC

Government Accountability and Oversight Committee to Revisit Courthouse Security
A key council committee will hear new testimony regarding security outside the King County Courthouse in the wake of a recent attack on the street outside the building.

2
DEC

Statement from Council Chair Dembowski on Superior Court’s closure of Third Avenue entrance to King County Courthouse
Council Chair Rod Dembowksi issued a statement on Monday following plans by the Superior Court to close the Third Avenue entrance to the courthouse over safety concerns.

20
NOV

$450 Million Supplemental County Budget Approved by Council
King County supplemental $450 million budget prioritizes investments for County’s most vulnerable residents and funds critical programs across the county.

20
NOV

King County Workers Now Have Two Years to Report Discrimination
The statute of limitations for reporting sexual harassment and other forms of employment discrimination in King County was extended to two years under an ordinance approved Wednesday by the King County Council.

20
NOV

Following Community Opposition to County Project, Dunn Champions Effort to Find Alternatives
The Metropolitan King County Council on Wednesday approved a proviso – as part of the supplemental budget – championed by Councilmember Reagan Dunn that requires the County to work with the City of Maple Valley to find alternative uses for $9 million in Park Levy funds.

20
NOV

$100k for Homeless Bus Tickets Included in Supplemental Budget
King County programs that provide family reunification through bus tickets and other ground transportation for people experiencing homelessness will get another $100,000 in funding through a supplemental budget proviso championed by Councilmember Reagan Dunn.

20
NOV

$450 Million Supplemental Budget Approved by King County Council Includes Key Funding Championed by Kohl-Welles
Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles championed a host of local projects and countywide investments as part of the supplemental budget that passed Wednesday.

13
NOV

Renters’ Commission to be Established to Better Protect King County Tenants
Renters in unincorporated King County will soon have a commission to represent their issues to the King County Council and Executive.

6
NOV

Councilmember Balducci Issues Statement on Apparent Passage of I-976
King County Councilmember Claudia Balducci is releasing the following statement concerning the apparent passage of statewide ballot measure I-976.

6
NOV

King County Flood Control Board Approves $300,000 For Butte Avenue Flood Mitigation Project
The King County Flood Control Board on Wednesday passed a budget that includes $300,000 for the Butte Avenue Flood Mitigation Project.

5
NOV

King County Voters Approve Lifesaving Medic One Levy
Levy provides critical funding for countywide emergency medical services.

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