Participatory Budgeting is here! King County selects Community Investment Committee members to guide $10 million investments in urban unincorporated areas

This is big news for urban Unincorporated King County.

A new community-centered budget process is underway, with the selection of 21 committee members who will develop a $10 million investment plan in unincorporated King County. The committee will design and carry out a budgeting process that will be centered on racial equity. The process will build on community strengths and address specific priorities that these communities have identified.

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Local Services employees share their perspectives as part of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month (UPDATED)

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. To celebrate, some members of the Local Services team are offering their perspectives throughout the month. In the above video, Public Information Officer Brent Champaco shares what AAPI Heritage Month means to him.

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Sale, use of consumer fireworks will be banned in unincorporated King County starting 2022

Starting next year, consumer fireworks will be prohibited in unincorporated King County.

The King County Council’s vote last week means the consumer fireworks ban goes into effect during the 2022 Fourth of July fireworks season. Residents will still be able to enjoy approved public fireworks displays.

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Mark your calendars: Local Services virtual town halls for Fairwood, Greater Maple Valley/Cedar River, Southeast King County and Four Creeks areas set for June

King County Local Services’ virtual Community Service Area Town Halls will return in June for the Fairwood, Greater Maple Valley/Cedar River, Southeast King County and Four Creeks areas.

Participants will hear directly from and talk with their local government leaders, including King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn, who represents these areas. Local Services Director John Taylor will offer updates on county services in the unincorporated areas.

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King County needs your input for Countywide Planning Policies proposal

Did you know that more than a quarter of a million new homes and almost half a million new jobs are needed to support expected growth in King County and its cities through 2044?

As part of an initiative to update the Countywide Planning Policies, King County is inviting residents to review and comment on a proposal to accommodate the anticipated growth and the proposed policies that will shape how our communities will grow.

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King County to residents of its urban unincorporated areas: Help us decide how to spend $10 million in your neighborhoods

King County needs residents of the Skyway/West Hill, North Highline/White Center, East Renton Plateau, Fairwood, and East Federal Way areas to serve on a new committee that will help the county spend money for capital improvements in their communities.

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UPDATED: Help the Sheriff’s Office make a difference in your community

Courtesy of King County Sheriff’s Office

Good news – the King County Sheriff’s Office continues to accept applications for its independent investigation team!

The King County Sheriff’s Office is looking for volunteer community representatives to help increase trust between law enforcement and the community with a new independent investigation team. If necessary, this independent investigation team will be tasked with investigating the use of deadly force by a King County Sheriff’s police officer. More information is provided below and here.

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Road Services welcomes new director Tricia Davis

Road Services Division Director Tricia Davis

(By Broch Bender, King County Road Services Division)

Local Services proudly welcomes Tricia Davis as the new director of its Road Services Division.

Tricia comes to us as a 13-year employee at King County, most recently as deputy director for Metro’s Rail Division and, prior to that, as a budget supervisor in King County’s Office of Performance, Strategy and Budget (PSB).

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Tricia Davis named Director of King County Local Services Road Services Division

Tricia Davis

Local Services Director John Taylor this week announced the appointment of Davis – who’s currently Deputy Director of King County Metro’s Rail Operations Division.

She will begin working with Road Services in November, and her appointment will be effective once the King County Council confirms it later this year.

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Deadline extended: Small businesses in unincorporated King County have until Sept. 11 to apply for COVID-19 assistance grants

We have big news: Businesses in unincorporated King County are getting an additional week to apply for a Small Business Assistance Grant.

The application period has been extended to Friday, Sept. 11. To apply or for more information,  visit kingcounty.gov/LocalBusinessHelp.

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