Metropolitan King County
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.
von Reichbauer to Host Identity Theft Mobile Town Hall and Shredding Event on Saturday, May 11
Members of the public will be able to see their documents shredded “live.”
Hobart area resident Adrian Medved confirmed to second term on King County Women’s Advisory Board
The 15-member King County Women’s Advisory Board recommends actions to the Executive and Council to ensure the needs, rights and well-being of women are taken into account by county government.
Retiring Judge James Cayce Recognized for 30 years of Service
A strong advocate for eliminating the barriers to the treatment of mental illness, Judge Cayce was instrumental in creating a Mental Health Court in King County
King County Metro General Manager Meeting with South King County Community Leaders Focused on Metro Connect Update
King County Metro General Manager Rob Gannon provided an update on the progress the agency has made on their “Metro Connect” goals since his last visit to South King County community leaders
Bellevue Resident Anne Repass Approved as King County Library Board Trustee
“I’ve been grateful to be able to support and assist our magnificent library system as a reader, library user, and as a Trustee.”