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2019

9
OCT

Expansive Climate Change Legislation Proposed for County
Three members of the King County Council introduced proposals to expand King County's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help other cities do the same.

3
OCT

King County Sheriff’s Office Makes Arrest in Nearly 30-year-old Federal Way Cold Case
King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer applauded the efforts of the King County Sheriff’s Office in making an arrest in a nearly 30-year-old Federal Way murder.

2
OCT

Upthegrove Announces $675,900 for Midway Park Expansion project in Des Moines
King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove announced today that the city of Des Moines will receive a $675,900 grant to expand Midway Park in the Pacific Ridge neighborhood.

2
OCT

Upthegrove Announces $325,000 for Mill Creek Canyon Park expansion project in Kent
King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove announced today that the city of Kent will receive a $325,000 grant to expand Mill Creek Canyon Park.

2
OCT

Upthegrove Announces $335,000 for Duwamish River Habitat Corridor Preservation Project in Tukwila
Councilmember Upthegrove announced grant funding to complete preservation and restoration projects along the Duwamish River.

2
OCT

Upthegrove Announces $42,500 for Beaconsfield Nearshore restoration project in Normandy Park
King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove announced today that Normandy Park will receive a $42,500 grant for open space preservation and environmental restoration in the Beaconsfield Nearshore area.

2
OCT

Opportunities Identified for Increasing Transit Access in Renton
The Renton Access to Transit Study, conducted by King County Metro in conjunction with the City of Renton, was requested by King County Councilmember and Mobility & Environment Committee Chair Dave Upthegrove to determine ways to improve access to public transit in Renton.

1
OCT

Dunn Issues Statement on Drainage District 5 Commissioner Mail Fraud Charge
King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn issued a statement in response to the arrest of former Drainage District 5 Commissioner Allan Thomas on charges of mail fraud.

1
OCT

Upthegrove Announces $500,000 for Sidewalk Improvements in SeaTac
King County Councilmember and Sound Transit Board member Dave Upthegrove recently announced that SeaTac will receive a $500,000 grant from Sound Transit to improve pedestrian access to the SeaTac/Airport Link light rail station.

25
SEP

King County Council Recognizes Desperate Need for Diapers
Parents know, when a child needs a clean diaper, they need a clean diaper. But for too many children in King County and across the nation, their parents can’t always afford to keep up.

25
SEP

County Council Recognizes September as National Recovery Month
Metropolitan King County Council Vice Chair Reagan Dunn and Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles were on Wednesday joined by their Council colleagues in recognizing September as National Recovery Month in King County.

24
SEP

Council Committee clears way for addition of 40 new affordable homes in Pioneer Square
The King County Budget and Fiscal Management Committee on Tuesday approved an amendment that clears the way for the last stage of a major mixed use development that will add 40 new affordable homes in the Pioneer Square neighborhood.

18
SEP

Council Passes Measure to Provide Disaster Relief to the Bahamas
The King County Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a measure that will allow King County employees to help provide relief to the people of the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.

18
SEP

King County Council Votes to Support Students in Youth-Led Global Climate Strike
The King County Council on Wednesday voted to support a worldwide walkout of students urging immediate action on climate change.

18
SEP

Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff Provides Update on Federal Way and Tacoma Dome Link Extensions: 15 minutes from Future Federal Way Station to Sea-Tac Airport
Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff joined King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer’s September “Good Eggs” breakfast at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club in Federal Way, discussing ways to provide transit options for the 1.8 million new people projected to move to the region by 2050, and updating the guests in attendance on South King County projects.

17
SEP

Federal Way Boys and Girls Club Breakfast Raises over $40,000 for South King County Youth
This year’s annual Federal Way “Breakfast for Kids” was held at the Ex3 Ron Sandwith Teen Center in Federal Way. Tod Leiweke, President and CEO of NHL Seattle joined this year’s breakfast as the keynote speaker to discuss the importance of resiliency in the face of challenges and never losing sight of your dreams.

11
SEP

Uber, Lyft, taxi drivers to get sex trafficking awareness training
King County will soon have yet another line of defense against sex trafficking, thanks to a measure passed by the County Council.

29
AUG

State Auditor Pat McCarthy Discusses Government Audits and Fraud Investigations
Washington State Auditor Pat McCarthy joined King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer’s August “Good Eggs” breakfast at Phoenix Rising Café in Auburn.

28
AUG

Council passes new authority to invest millions of dollars for affordable housing over the next 20 years
Legislation helps address the countywide need of 244,000 affordable housing units.

28
AUG

Snow Emergencies Will Now Mean Free Metro Transit
Metro customers will be able to ride without paying the transit fare while the Emergency Snow Network is in effect.

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206-296-1024
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