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January

29
JAN

Retired county van to go “on patrol” with Covington Police Department
Dunn provides vanpool van for transporting youth and seniors

28
JAN

Moratorium on Major Fossil Fuel Facilities Passes
It was passed by a vote of 6-3

25
JAN

Dunn statement on agreement to reopen the federal government
“The hardship all federal employees and their families have endured is unacceptable. Not only has this deeply impacted their lives, it has also limited the government’s ability to carry out the important responsibilities it performs on behalf of the citizens of our country. ”

23
JAN

Dunn delivers van into “working retirement” in Maple Valley
A recently “retired” King County employee started its new career with Metropolitan King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn delivering a surplus Metro Vanpool van to the Tahoma School District’s Student Transition Program.

18
JAN

Dunn Joins Partnership to Promote Awareness of Human Trafficking in King County
The awareness campaign builds on a successful effort led by the King County Council in 2013, which was launched in response to legislation that Dunn sponsored that year.

18
JAN

Kohl-Welles, Dunn Join Partnership to Promote Awareness of Human Trafficking in King County
“Knowledge is power and public awareness is key in combating the scourge of human trafficking, including labor trafficking and sexual exploitation of children and vulnerable adults,” said King County Councilmember and former State Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles.

17
JAN

Kohl-Welles statement on Microsoft housing funds
“Microsoft’s generous investment not only helps our neighbors in need but makes sense as a business investment – especially if it wants to maintain a reliable and sustainable workforce”

16
JAN

Kohl-Welles, Gossett to host viewing of homelessness documentary
“Trickle Down Town” documents visits to homeless encampments and interviews not only residents of encampments such as “Camp Second Chance,” but also those working to help move people from homelessness into permanent housing

16
JAN

King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer Presented with Appreciation Award at 12th Annual Washington State Korean American Day Celebration
The award was presented to the Councilmember for his “continuous support and advocacy of the Washington State Korean Community”

15
JAN

Hearing impaired now “looped-in” inside Council Chambers
Enhanced system provides greater access

14
JAN

King County Conservation Futures Grants Available
Approximately $40 million in funding available

10
JAN

Lambert to chair new committee on local government
Lambert will continue as chair for the Regional Water Quality Committee, vice chair for Budget, Law and Justice Committees, and member for five other committees.

10
JAN

Director of Public Health Discusses Priorities for 9th Largest Health Department in Country, Including Medical Van Program
Hayes discussed her priorities while managing the 9th largest health department in the country, as well as innovative approaches to public health

7
JAN

Balducci selected to County Council leadership position in 2019
Council vice chair will lead Budget and Fiscal Management and Regional Transit Committees

7
JAN

New Chair Elected at King County Council
Dembowski elected Chair of the Council; Balducci and Dunn elected as vice chairs.

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