Tagged with 'king county council'

County Council will likely cut funding for local tourism, give $135M to Safeco Field

County Council will likely cut funding for local tourism, give $135M to Safeco Field

By Scott Schaefer On Monday, Sept. 17, the King County Council will likely vote to cut funding for tourism in the south end, yet allocate $135 million in taxpayer money to subsidize the upkeep of Safeco... [Read more]

Prepaid postage ballots approved by King County Council Monday

Prepaid postage ballots approved by King County Council Monday

No Stamp? No Problem! The Metropolitan King County Council on Monday (May 7) approved legislation allowing the Department of Elections to send voters postage paid envelopes to return their ballots in this... [Read more]

Local Attorney Fred Mendoza awarded MLK Medal of Distinguished Service

Local Attorney Fred Mendoza awarded MLK Medal of Distinguished Service

Councilmember Dave Upthegrove (right), with Martin Luther King, Jr. Medal of Distinguished Service recipient Fred Mendoza. Fred Mendoza has never strayed far from the South King County communities he was... [Read more]

Dave Upthegrove calls Trump’s immigration ban ‘unconstitutional’

Dave Upthegrove calls Trump’s immigration ban ‘unconstitutional’

Metropolitan King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove – who represents this area – released the following statement on the President’s “unconstitutional” Executive Actions effectively... [Read more]

Dave Upthegrove wants to be Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands

Dave Upthegrove wants to be Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands

Former Des Moines resident and current King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove announced Monday (April 11) that he will be running for Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands. The current officeholder... [Read more]

Dave Upthegrove will oppose county money for proposed treatment center

Dave Upthegrove will oppose county money for proposed treatment center

by Jack Mayne Because many Des Moines residents have concerns, King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove said he would oppose spending any county money to build the controversial Valley Cities treatment... [Read more]

Upthegrove: ‘Sound Transit route should align with I-5’ through Des Moines

Upthegrove: ‘Sound Transit route should align with I-5’ through Des Moines

King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove said on Friday (April 10) that “the future of light rail in the City of Des Moines (should be) along Interstate 5.” Upthegrove, a member of the Sound... [Read more]

King County Council approves vital links to Lake to Sound Trail

King County Council approves vital links to Lake to Sound Trail

Legislation linking an important segment of the ‘Lake to Sound Trail’ that will connect the cities of Renton, Tukwila, Burien and SeaTac – then end in Des Moines – received unanimous approval... [Read more]

King Co. Councilmember Upthegrove delivers ‘retired’ van to Des Moines Parks

King Co. Councilmember Upthegrove delivers ‘retired’ van to Des Moines Parks

Councilmember Upthegrove hands over keys to Des Moines Mayor Dave Kaplan. On Thursday (July 10), Metropolitan King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove handed over the keys of an eight-passenger van to... [Read more]

Dave Upthegrove appointed to serve on Sound Transit Board

Dave Upthegrove appointed to serve on Sound Transit Board

The King County Council on Monday (Jan. 13) voted unanimously to appoint Dave Upthegrove to the Sound Transit Board of Directors. Upthegrove – an area native – began his public service as Senior Legislative... [Read more]

Dave Upthegrove announces candidacy for Julia Patterson’s Council seat

Dave Upthegrove announces candidacy for Julia Patterson’s Council seat

State Representative Dave Upthegrove on Tuesday (April 30) announced his campaign for King County Council Position #5, being vacated by Councilmember Julia Patterson, who is retiring this year. Born and... [Read more]

King County Councilmember Julia Patterson will not seek re-election

King County Councilmember Julia Patterson will not seek re-election

King County Council Vice-Chair Julia Patterson – who has served the South King County area for 23 years – announced Friday (April 26) she will not seek a fourth term on the King County Council. Patterson’s... [Read more]