King County Metro expanding bus service this fall
More trips, better reliability and more busses are now on the street - including key improvements on King County Metro routes serving the Eastside and South King County. More Night Owl service also is available for riders who are traveling late or getting up early. See details on Metro’s website, where better connections give people even more opportunities to ride instead of drive.
Know what to do when the ground
shakes? Join others on Oct. 19 at 10:19 a.m. to practice “Drop, Cover, and
Hold On.” Participating in the Great Washington ShakeOut drill is a great way
for your family or organization to raise awareness about earthquake safety.
King County Parks is advertising
from contractors to replace the roof of the Tolt-MacDonald Barn in
Carnation. Bids are due on Oct. 5 by 1:30 p.m. and repairs are planned to
start later this fall. The barn will be closed for the duration of repairs and will
be expected to reopen for public use in spring 2018.
applicants from unincorporated King County to apply for an Open 4Culture grant.
These grants were created for those new to 4Culture and the grant application
process and awards $1,500 to support an arts, heritage or preservation project.
For more information visit the 4Culture website.
Need an act for your holiday festival?
provides a financial incentive to book Touring Arts Roster performers to local arts agencies,
chambers of commerce, and municipalities presenting free concerts and programs
in their communities.
The King County Noxious Weed Control Program, in partnership with
Seattle Public Utilities, is offering a free seminar taught entirely in Spanish
on sustainable landscaping and weed management. This training is perfect for
Spanish-speaking landscape and garden professionals and other Spanish
speakers who are interested in learning about invasive weeds and sustainable landscape
Class is on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, from 5:00-8:30 p.m. at TAF Bethaday Community
Learning Space, 605 SW 108th St. Seattle. For information in Spanish
and English, as well as registration information, visit the website.
If you live, work, or spend time in West Hill, come learn about
using rain gardens to protect your property and keep the Puget Sound clean at
the West Hill Community Association Fall Quarterly Meeting on Oct. 17 at
the Skyway VFW Post. King County Department of Permitting and Environmental
Review in partnership with Stewardship Partners will host a table and give a
presentation on “Rain Gardens: Protecting Neighborhoods and Puget Sound One
Drop at a Time.” Doors open at 6 p.m. for the community tabling session and
presentations start at 7 p.m. See more details at the event website.
Road news and
Northeast Woodinville Duvall Road
Culvert construction is taking place on Northeast
Woodinville Duvall Road between
West Snoqualmie Valley Road Northeast and Northeast Old Woodinville-Duvall Road. Motorists
should expect intermittent
lane restrictions. Construction is expected to
finish Oct. 6. Landscaping and restoration will be completed in November.
Northeast 124th Street
Culvert construction is taking place on Northeast 124th Street about 570
feet west of 162nd Place Northeast near SR 202, along the north border of
Redmond. Motorists should expect a lane
restriction through Oct. 7 and if needed,
through Oct. 19.
Southeast David Powell Road
Roadway repair is taking place on Southeast David Powell Road, one mile southeast of
Preston-Fall City Road. The work requires a lane restriction and
is expected to finish on Oct. 2.
Southeast Auburn-Black Diamond Road
Resurfacing work is taking place on two sections of Southeast Auburn-Black Diamond
from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. Flaggers are guiding motorists through the
work zone. The work is expected to finish on Oct. 6. Visit the My Commute
page for maps: http://bit.ly/2jNbVVc and http://bit.ly/2xiPxsb
Free fair housing training, Oct. 11 1:30-4 p.m.
Join us for “Fair Housing 101 for Nonprofit Transitional and
Shelter Housing Providers” workshop
at the Chinook Building, 401 Fifth Avenue, Seattle (room 123). Sponsored by
King County Civil Rights.
Looking at housing affordability countywide
King County, partnering with local cities and community
members, created the Regional
Affordable Housing Task Force, to look at housing cost trends across
King County and explore ways to preserve and expand affordable housing for area
residents. Task Force and Advisory Committee members include elected
officials and community members knowledgeable about housing issues. Information about trends in housing in King County and a summary of the Task
Force’s deliberations is available on the website.
Vashon Community Plan being considered by County Council
The Executive’s recommended
Vashon-Maury Island Community Service Area plan is under consideration by
the Metropolitan King County Council . A web page to monitor the
Council’s adoption process can be found here. To add
your email to receive notifications of upcoming public meetings and hearings
you can send an e-mail to CouncilCompPlan@kingcounty.gov and
request to be added to the Vashon-Maury Island CSA Plan list.
Skyway-West Hill Community
Service Area Planning underway
King County staff are actively
engaged in reviewing and updating the Skyway-West Hill Action Plan. For information about the planning process contact Bradley Clark.
Applications available for Community Services Area (CSA) grants
The 2018 grant
funding application opportunity for community organizations in unincorporated
King County is underway. Organizations throughout
unincorporated King County can apply for $90,000 in grants to support local community building initiatives.
Local organizations have until Friday, November 17 to apply for up to
$5,000 in funding to support local initiatives through King
County’s CSA Program.
The funding application, funding criteria, and information listing past
awardees is available on the website.
The seventh-annual “I Love the Cedar River” community
meeting and open house will be held on Thursday, Oct. 19, in Maple Valley
where residents can learn about flood-risk reduction projects, restoration
projects, recreation and related activities on the Cedar River.
The meeting is set for 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lake Wilderness
Lodge, located at 22500 SE 248th St. in Maple Valley. It begins with an open
house from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Representatives from King County, King County Flood Control
District, the City of Renton, the Cedar
River Council, Forterra and others who help to manage the Cedar River will
be present to answer questions. The open house will be followed by
presentations and a question-and-answer period. A second open house will run
from 8 to 8:30 p.m.
For more information, to request special accommodations or
to request interpreter services, please call 206-477-4812. Visit the “I
Love the Cedar River” for additional information about the event,
including a link for driving directions to Lake Wilderness Lodge.
All Rural Area UAC/Association meeting with the Puget Sound
Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 6:30 - 9 p.m.
17009 140th Ave SE
PSRC Executive Director Josh Brown will
discuss the newly approved four-County Regional Economic Strategies.
Discussion will focus on rural area economic opportunities.
Fall City Community Association
Friday, Oct. 13, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Fall City Fire Station
4301 334th Pl. SE
Monthly board meeting, open to the public. For more information visit the Fall
City Community Association website.
Greater Maple Valley Unincorporated Area Council
Monday, Oct. 2, 7 - 9 p.m.
Maple Valley Fire Station
23775 SE 264th St
Maple Valley, WA
Nov. 6, 7 - 9 p.m.
Maple Valley Fire Station
23775 SE 264th St
Maple Valley, WA
Special Guest Speaker Fred Jarrett, Senior Deputy County Executive, will
discuss a new initiative to explore new and better ways to serve the people of
unincorporated King County. All Rural Area UAC/Associations are invited to
attend. Visit the website for more information.
Annual Operating Model Train Show
October 21 from 10 a.m. - 5: p.m. and Oct. 22 from
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Gracie Hansen Community Center
27132 SE Ravensdale Way
Various operating model trains and train-related items.
Relaxed atmosphere where people can
enjoy the trains at their own pace.
Green Valley/Lake Holm Association Meeting
Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Fire District 44, Station 95
32316 148th Ave. SE
Green Valley/Lake Holm Association Area Community Event
Tuesday, Oct 3, 6 p.m.
Wine & Roses Country Estates
17444 SE Lake Moneysmith Rd
Safety and environmental experts from the King County Sheriff's Office, Soos Creek Restoration Project, Mountain View Fire & Rescue, the County Forestry Program, and other organizations will share safety, green building, and crime prevention tips. Door prizes and refreshments are part of this informative public event. Visit the website, Facebook, Twitter or email for more information.
Four Creeks Unincorporated Area Council
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 7-9 p.m.
Eastside Fire & Rescue Station 78
20720 SE May Valley Rd
Visit the website at for the latest information and to confirm meeting dates and locations.
Community Alliance to Reach Out and Engage
Monday, Oct. 23, 6:30-8 p.m.
Lord of Life Lutheran Church
12819 160th Ave SE
Visit the website at for the latest information and to confirm meetings.
Upper Bear Creek Community Council
No meeting scheduled at this time, but visit the website or Facebook for updated information.
CSA Day in Bear Creek/Sammamish Area
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
17105 Avondale Rd NE
Community Service Areas staff Marissa Alegria will be available to assist residents in county-related matters. For appointments or for more information email Marissa.
North Highline UAC Monthly meeting
Oct. 5, 2017, 7-9 p.m.
North Highline Fire Station
1243 SW 112th Street (parking and entrance at back of station)
Open to the public. Guest speakers: George Scarola, City of Seattle Director of Homelessness; King County Sheriff John Urquhart; KC Council District 8 Representative Joe McDermott; and Sr. Deputy County Executive Fred Jarrett. For more information visit the website.
Skyway Solutions Monthly Board Meeting
Monday, Oct. 9, 6-7:30 p.m.
Lighthouse Baptist Church
13470 MLK Jr. Wy S
Open to the public. Monthly board meeting of the neighborhood community organization in West Hill. For more information visit the website.
West Hill Community Association
Wednesday, Oct. 11 7-9 p.m.
King County Fire District 20
12417 76th Ave S.
Open to the public. Monthly board meeting of the all-volunteer, resident based organization. Local issues are discussed at this meeting. For more information email.
West Hill Business Association
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 9-11 a.m.
7421 S. 126th St.
Open to the public. Monthly meeting of the business group in unincorporated West Hill. For more information contact Cynthia Lamothe 206-722-7343.
West Hill Community Association Quarterly Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 7-9 p.m.
7421 S. 126th St.
Open to the public. Quarterly meeting of the all-volunteer, resident-based organization. Doors open at 6 p.m., come early to interact with different community groups who will be tabling for an hour before the event.