Unincorporated Area News
March 2015


Feb. 23
Community Alliance to Reach Out and Engage meeting

Feb. 24
Cedar River Council meeting

Feb. 25
Green Valley/Lake Holm Association meeting

Anderson Property Public Q&A

Feb. 27
Skyway West Hill Action Plan Open House

March 2
Greater Maple Valley UAC meeting

March 5
North Highline UAC meeting

March 10
Skyway West Hill Steering Committee meeting

Fall City Community Association public safety meeting

March 11
West Hill Community Association Board meeting

March 13
Fall City Community Association meeting

March 16
Vashon CSA office hours

March 17
West Hill Business Association meeting

March 18
Four Creeks UAC meeting

March 23
Community Alliance to Reach Out and Engage meeting

March 25
Green Valley/Lake Holm Association meeting

Welcome to Community News! You can find the newsletter online with links to program details, at the UA News website. To see previous versions of the Unincorporated Area Community Newsletter visit the archives.

Engage with King County

36 grants awarded to unincorporated community organizations
The County Executive awarded 36 Community Service Area (SCA) grants to organizations in unincorporated King County. The CSA Grant program, with the support of County Council members, made awards including river clean-ups, neighborhood celebrations, senior and youth group support and musical events. For a complete list of the grantees see the CSA website.

Unincorporated CSA open houses scheduled for 2015
The 2015 CSA open houses in unincorporated King County are scheduled through April and June. The open houses bring together the local County Councilmember and representatives from the Executive, Sheriff and numerous other County officials to meet with local residents and discuss issues affecting local communities. While all dates have been determined, stay tuned for updates on site locations. For more information, visit the website.

  • Bear Creek/Sammamish on April 13
  • Snoqualmie Valley/Northeast King County on April 21
  • North Highline/White Center on April 23
  • Vashon/Maury Island on April 28
  • West Hill/Skyway on April 29
  • Fairwood on May 5
  • Four Creeks/Tiger Mountain on May 12
  • Greater Maple Valley/Cedar River on May 19
  • Southeast King County on June 2

Eat Local
Why do you think local food is a good idea? Let us know why you want to eat local and how you define “local” food!

Help shape the future of public transportation in King County
With our region growing and changing, it’s time to start thinking about transit service for the future. Metro will be conducting a long-range planning effort over the next year and a half. Learn about Metro’s Long Range Public Transportation Plan, find out how you can be involved, sign up to receive updates, and take a survey online.

King County seeks applications for Youth Sports Facilities grants
King County’s Youth Sports Facilities Grant (YSFG) Program has helped build or renovate hundreds of public sports amenities at minimal taxpayer expense. Applications for King County YSFG Program grants will be accepted until June 19, with letters of intent due May 1. For more information, and an application packet, visit the website.

King County Comprehensive Plan
King County has begun the next major update of the King County Comprehensive Plan, which will be transmitted to the King County Council on March 1, 2016. Regional planning employees are available to meet with community groups throughout this process to get feedback and ideas. Please visit our website and contact the staff to leave a comment, ask a question or to request a speaker at your next meeting.


Cirque at Marymoor Park, now through March 22!
Tickets are on sale now for Cirque du Soleil’s KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities at King County’s Marymoor Park. Set in the latter half of the 19th Century, KURIOS follows the story of an inventor whose gadget-filled dreams come to life on stage, transporting audiences to a realm of discovery. For more information about the show, visit the website.

Become a Master Recycler Composter volunteer
Learn how to recycle more at curbside and waste less food at home, then share what you learn through community outreach. Free volunteer outreach training is offered in April. For more information, visit the website.  Applications are due March 14.

School to Work Transition fairs March 5 and 7
Students with developmental disabilities ages 14 to 21 and their parents are invited to attend a School to Work Transition Fair. Learn about services available to help you find a job and prepare for life in the community after high school graduation with onsite workshops and resource tables. Two dates – two locations! For more information on the School to Work program visit the website.

The April 28 Special Election is around the corner
Make sure you’re ready to vote. Voter registration deadlines are March 30 for address changes or other updates and April 20 for in-person voter registration for those not currently registered to vote in Washington state.

King County property values rebounding
Overall, King County property values increased 13.9 percent and property taxes increased by 4.1 percent. Individual property taxes vary depending on the property location. Only 17.5 cents of every property tax dollar supports services provided by King County government. The Assessor’s Office has created a short presentation to explain how property values and taxes are determined.

New free program aims at preventing seniors from falling
Almost 24,000 people over the age of 65 die each year from falling - and many of these preventable falls happen at home. A new program offered by King County Emergency Medical Services/Medic One promotes independence and safety at home for seniors who are vulnerable to falling. Learn more in the Public Health Insider.

New searchable immunization rate maps
With measles in the news, many people are wondering about the immunization rates at local schools. Public Health - Seattle & King County created searchable maps for residents to look up the number of students at King County schools who have completed all the required immunizations or shown proof of their immunity. Check out your local school on the website.

Community Service Area news

Bear Creek/Sammamish Area

Upper Bear Creek Community Council
For more information visit the Upper Bear Creek Community Council website.

Four Creeks/Tiger Mountain Area

Community Alliance to Reach Out and Engage
Feb. 23 & March 23, 6:30 - 8 p.m., at the Lord of Life Lutheran Church at 12819 160th Ave. SE, in Renton. For more information, visit the website.

Four Creeks Unincorporated Area Council meetings
March 18, 7 - 9 p.m., at the Fire Station 78, 20720 SE May Valley Rd., in Issaquah. Visit the Four Creeks UAC website for the latest information and to confirm meetings.

Greater Maple Valley/Cedar River Area

Cedar River Council meeting
Feb. 24, 7 p.m., at the Riverbend Mobile Home Park Community Center, 17410 SE Renton Maple Valley Rd. in Renton.

Greater Maple Valley Unincorporated Area Council meetings
March 2 & April 6, 7 - 9:30 p.m., at the Fire Station, 231st St and SR-169 in Maple Valley. Guest speaker, Karen Wolf of the King County Office of Performance, Strategy, and Budget, will discuss the upcoming four-year major update to the King County Comprehensive Plan. Check the Greater Maple Valley UAC website for details.

This item submitted by the GMVUAC.

King County Comprehensive Plan (KCCP) Update
The area council submitted a set of comments on the KCCP Update’s Topical Areas. Consideration of topical areas is an early step in the 2016 KCCP update process. The area council sited several areas for potential discussion including siting of urban-serving facilities in the rural area; siting of Marijuana facilities in residential areas; and transportation road usage concerns among others. A copy of the council’s full comments is available on the GMVUAC website.

Snoqualmie Valley/Northeast King County Area

Fall City Community Association meeting
March 13, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., at the Fall City Fire Station, 33415 SE 42nd Place in Fall City. King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks will provide an update on the Upper Carlson Levee project. Open to the public. For more information visit the Fall City Community Association website.

Southeast King County Area

Green Valley/Lake Holm Association
Feb. 25 & March 25, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., at the Black Diamond Library, 24707 Roberts Drive in Black Diamond. For more information, visit us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

This item submitted by the Green Valley/Lake Holm Association

Safety and preparedness classes
There are several safety preparedness classes available to local residents offered by Auburn King County Fire District 44 and the Green Valley/Lake Holm Association. A CPR, First Aid and AED course yields a CPR/First Aid/AED Course card, valid for 2 years.Citizen Emergency Response Team training focuses on hazard preparedness and response to local disasters. For class schedules, locations and registration, please visit the website.

Vashon/Maury Island Area

Vashon CSA office hours
March 16, Noon - 7 p.m. at Vashon Community Center, 10011 Southwest Bank Road, in Vashon. Bong Sto. Domingo will be opening the Vashon Storefront to discuss any issues or concerns with community members. For more information, email Bong Sto. Domingo or call 206-351-8071.

West King County Area

Anderson Property Public Q&A
Feb. 25, 9 a.m., Skyway Fire District #20, 12424 76th Ave S. in Seattle.
Opportunity for the public to ask questions and provide comment. Panelist include Cristy Craig, King County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Randy Sandin of King County's Department of Permitting and Environmental Review, and Roman Welyczko, Seattle-King County Public Health. Open to the public. For more information, email Sonja Bowden.

North Highline Unincorporated Area Council meeting
March 5, 7 - 9 p.m., North Highline Fire District, 1243 SW 112th in Seattle. Open to the public. Check the North Highline UAC website for details, or email Barbara Dobkin.

Skyway West Hill Action Plan Open House
Feb. 27, 7-9 p.m. at Dimmitt Middle School, 12320 80th Ave. S. in Seattle
A second of a series of open houses to advocate for the Skyway/West Hill Action Plan. Open to the public. For more information email Andra Kranzler or call 206-772-2050.

Skyway West Hill Steering Committee meeting
March 10, 7 - 9 p.m., at Skyway Fire District #20, 12424 76th Ave S. in Seattle. Open to the public. For more information email Andra Kranzler or call 206-772-2050.

West Hill Community Association Board meeting
March 11, 7 p.m., Skyway Fire District #20, 12424 76th Ave S. in Seattle. Open to the public.  A monthly community meeting that discusses and informs community residents of issues relevant to their neighborhoods.  Check the West Hill Community Association website or Facebook for details, or email Sonja Bowden.

West Hill Business Association
March 17, Skyway VFW, 7421 So. 126th St. in Seattle. Open to the public. Monthly meeting of business and community members. For more information, contact Stephanie Rice.

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