King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove
Our region is an active and ever-changing place. My goal as South King County’s representative is to center equity and community in everything I do. By working hand-in-hand with local community leaders and my constituents, together we can help increase justice and opportunity for all and ensure South King County lives up to its potential to be a great place to live and work.
I value the input I receive and hope you’ll reach out with any concerns.
Health through Housing
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We did it!
Today at the King County Council, we voted to provide housing and supportive services to those who find themselves chronically homeless by passing the Health through Housing proposal.
I sponsored and championed this proposal because I believe working regionally to provide the most housing to those most in need is the smartest approach.
Although the Council took the vote, it was the voices of the community - the commitment and compassion of all of you - that made this a true success.
Over the last few weeks, I have had the opportunity to meet with advocates and faith leaders, constituents and neighbors.
And what I heard was compelling and inspiring.
I heard you speak compassionately about the homeless you serve and how this plan will make a real difference in their lives.
I heard the request to “put this in my backyard” instead of a rejection of those who are less fortunate than we may be.
And I was struck by the desire of all of you to get involved in the process, to take the time to email your support or testify before the Council.
Your compassion and commitment helped ensure this plan was adopted.
Together we will provide a better future for those who don’t have a roof over their head.
And by doing so, we will build a better community for all.
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