Metropolitan King County
County Council recognizes history, heritage of Asian Pacific Americans
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Dembowski transfers surplus vans to local nonprofits
“I am honored to secure a retired King County van for each of these recipients, to help support their work with youth and folks with disabilities.”
Robert Elwell Appointed to WaterWorks Grant Ranking Committee
The WaterWorks Grant Ranking Committee provides funding for projects that improve water quality in the service area for King County's regional wastewater system.
Councilmember Kohl-Welles to transfer surplus vanpool vans to organizations serving District 4 and King County
“The van retirement program is a creative way for us to support people who are actively working to make our County a better place for all.”
Organizations to receive surplus County vanpool vans
“This is a program that understand the difference these vans can make in the lives of the people who use them, and I look forward to seeing how they are put to good use”
In Remembrance of Service and Sacrifice, County Council Recognizes National Peace Officers Memorial Day
“Everyday men and women put on the badge, willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to keep our communities safe.”
Council Approves New Layer of Accountability for Special Districts
This legislation follows news reports and expressed concerns by local citizens of alleged illegitimate practices within multiple special purpose districts.
County employees sent into “working retirement”
Council approves transfer of surplus vanpool van to organizations throughout King County
Upthegrove successfully removes Dicks Drive-in site from consideration
“As an elected official, it is my duty to speak on behalf of and act upon the interests of the people I represent.”
Seattle City CM Juarez Confirmed to Sound Transit Board
Juarez brings nearly three decades of experience working on capital projects with regional impacts to the Sound Transit Board.
Recognizing need for affordable housing
Council declares May 13-17 as Affordable Housing Week
Councilmember Gossett’s statement on adoption of I-1000
Councilmember Larry Gossett released a statement following the Washington State Legislature's adoption of Initiative 1000 which will allow recruitment goals for minority candidates in state jobs, education and contracting, significantly loosening existing restrictions on targeted outreach and other forms of affirmative action.
Council approves expansion of Cedar Hills Landfill
The legislation may extend the life of the facility for up to 20 years
Lambert: Now is the time to work on long-range solution for solid waste disposal
“As trash continues to build up at Cedar Hills to 830 feet above sea level, we need to adopt a long-term solution and use state of the art technology with predictable costs, and we need to do it now.”
Keith Livingston Appointed to King County Conservation Futures Advisory Committee
The appointment is for the remainder of a four-year term expiring at the end of 2020.
Dunn Statement on Landfill Expansion Vote
“We are long overdue for a long-term plan for how King County will responsibly manage its trash.”
County Council recognizes April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Recognizing Survivors While Continuing to Raise Awareness
Legislation Filed Proposing Free Transit During Snow Emergencies
“Free Metro fares will keep people safe and is the right thing to do.”
King County Welcomes Azerbaijan Consul General
The Metropolitan King County Council welcomed Consul General Nasimi Aghayev from the Republic of Azerbaijan at the beginning of the council’s April 17 meeting. Consul General Aghayev currently serves as Dean of the Los Angeles Consular Corps, representing 105 nations, and is fluent in seven languages.
King County Executive Gives Update on the State of King County
King County Executive Dow Constantine provided an update on the state of King County government to community leaders at King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer’s April “Good Eggs” breakfast at the Phoenix Rising Café in Auburn.