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2020

22
DEC

Zahilay Issues Statement Concerning Stimulus Checks and Unemployment Benefits for Millions Across King County
King County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay is releasing the following statement concerning passage of the latest congressional relief bill

22
DEC

Dunn applauds approval of $900B federal COVID-19 relief package
King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn issued a statement in response to Congress on Monday night passing a $900B coronavirus relief package.

8
DEC

King County Council Unanimously Confirms Three South King County Residents to King County Boards
The King County Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the appointments of three District 7 residents to King County Boards.

2
DEC

Kohl-Welles issues statement on brief wastewater bypass Wednesday at West Point plant
King County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles issued a statement Wednesday after learning of a brief wastewater bypass at the West Point Treatment Plant.

2
DEC

Kohl-Welles issues statement applauding Executive’s appointment of Terry White as Metro general manager
King County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles issued a statement Wednesday after Executive Dow Constantine announced the appointment of Terry White as general manager of King County Metro.

18
NOV

McDermott secures critical investments in approved County budget
Councilmember Joe McDermott joined his colleagues Tuesday in securing funding to promote anti-racist programs and build community, create much-needed housing, keep public transit moving and accessible to all, and plan for an uncertain future.

17
NOV

Council Chair Balducci: County investments to support mental health, childcare ‘key to healthy communities’
The King County Council on Tuesday approved the 2021-22 King County Biennial Budget, the second significant budget passed in the past two weeks by the Council to provide relief for childcare and mental health services.

17
NOV

Upthegrove Secures Funding for Burien LEAD Program
King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove announced that King County Council has voted to ensure the Burien Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program will be funded in the 2021-22 biennial county budget.

17
NOV

Upthegrove secures $250K for pre-apprenticeship program at Highline School District
King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove has secured $250,000 in funding for pre-apprenticeship programs in the Highline School District laying the groundwork for young people to get into high-demand, high-paying trades careers.

17
NOV

Upthegrove Announces More County Funding for Renton Senior Center
King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove announced on Tuesday that the Renton Senior Center will receiv additional funding as part of the County’s 2021-2022 biennial budget.

17
NOV

Upthegrove Adds Funding for Disabilities Community Center in South King County
King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove secured $50,000 in the 2021-2022 biennial King County budget for Kent’s Open Doors for Multicultural Families to begin the planning process for a community center for individuals and families with disabilities. The center is part of a broader vision for a low-income housing community for people with disabilities.

17
NOV

King County budget delivers big for Downtown, Ballard, Queen Anne, Magnolia, and other Northwest Seattle residents
Kohl-Welles’ district benefits from the budget with a host of funding measures aimed at improving health outcomes, decreasing the impacts of systemic racism, addressing behavioral health and homelessness, supporting the arts and small businesses, and envisions an expanded water taxi service from Shilshole to downtown Seattle.

17
NOV

Lambert secures crucial funding for District 3 in county budget
With funding for crucial transportation infrastructure – including regional trails, resources to develop new youth diversion programs to steer at-risk youth away from juvenile detention, housing and support for recovery services, the council’s 2021-22 biennial budget responds to the needs of residents in Councilmember Kathy Lambert’s district and across King County.

17
NOV

Dunn: ‘Cannot in good conscience’ support new paid holidays for county workers
King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn issued the following statement today after he voted against using taxpayer funds to support two new paid holidays – Juneteenth and Indigenous Peoples’ Day – to the existing 12 paid holidays for King County’s 15,000 employees.

12
NOV

Dunn issues statement on ‘draconian cuts’ to Sheriff’s Office in King County budget
King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn introduced a budget amendment to restore funding to the King County Sheriff’s Office in the King County 2021-2022 Biennial Budget. He released a statement following the amendment’s failure in today’s Budget and Fiscal Management Committee meeting.

10
NOV

Council approves $1 million for COVID-19 pandemic childcare safety as part of latest emergency funding
The King County Council on Tuesday approved the final $46.7 million of emergency Federal funding to support the local response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including funds to improve pandemic safety in select childcare centers across King County.

10
NOV

King County Council Unanimously Confirms Three South King County Residents to King County Committees and Boards
The King County Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the appointments of three District 7 residents to King County Committees and Boards.

10
NOV

Councilmember Dunn champions outreach plan to increase access to COVID-19 vaccine
The King County Council on Tuesday approved a fifth emergency budget for COVID-19 response that included funding to prepare King County for speedy access to any approved vaccines. The proposal was brought forward by Council Vice Chair Reagan Dunn.

9
NOV

Councilmember Reagan Dunn proposes budget amendment to put King County residents ‘first in line’ for federally approved COVID-19 vaccine.
King County Council Vice Chair Reagan Dunn on Monday proposed a budget amendment to King County’s latest COVID Supplemental Budget that would add $5 million of Cares Act money to buttress state and federal efforts to distribute a vaccine as soon as it is federally approved.

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206-296-1024
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