March 2018

 

Proposed Department of Local Services updates

During his State of the County address King County Executive Dow Constantine spoke to the creation of a new Department of Local Services for King County Council consideration this summer. The effort seeks to improve how the quarter million people who live in unincorporated King County are served. The new department will provide unincorporated areas with a focused point of accountability and a conduit to elevate ideas, needs, and concerns directly to the Executive and his Cabinet. See his address and read the transcript. An extensive schedule of listening sessions at community meetings and the CSA Town Hall meetings are underway and more information can be found below on future dates. Email if you have comments, ideas, or suggestions for the proposed Department.

2018 King County community service areas town halls

Everyone is invited to attend a town hall meeting in their community. Learn about the proposed Department of Local Services for residents of unincorporated King County, meet with King County officials including Councilmembers, representatives from the Sheriff’s office and other County officials. Take the time to learn and bring your questions and comments to King County officials.

 
 

Cedar Hills Regional Landfill news

Regular meetings provide an ongoing forum for area residents to ask questions and learn about activities at the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill and at Bio Energy Washington’s landfill gas-to-energy facility. The next meeting is set for Wednesday, April 25, 7-9 p.m. at the King County Library Service Center, 960 Newport Way NW in Issaquah. For more information please visit the website. To request accommodations, please call 206-477-4466Call: 206-477-4466, TTY Relay: 711.


Tolt Hill Bridge update

A construction contract for repair work on the Tolt Hill near Carnation has been executed. Garco Construction will perform the work, which is set to begin this spring and last approximately six months. During construction one lane will be open for motorists to cross the bridge. A signal will be set up to alternate the direction of traffic across the bridge. This signal will be in place 24 hours a day during the construction period. In addition, a one-week full closure of the bridge will occur during the summer. Updates regarding anticipated work start dates and activities will be posted on the Tolt Hill Bridge Emergency Repairs webpage and a Road Alert email/text will be sent. Follow KC roads on Twitter.


4Culture grants for spring cleaning!

4Culture encourages unincorporated King County organizations with arts and cultural programs to apply for an equipment grant, providing funds to pay for equipment that supports your mission goals. Owners of designated historic properties are eligible to apply for a landmarks capital grant, to go towards its repair or restoration. Deadline is May 16.


Greater Maple Valley/Cedar River Area News

PSRC VISION 2050 Plan and SEPA Scoping Notice

The GMVUAC submitted detailed comments on the PSRC’s Scoping Statement to update VISION 2040, included: Adherence to agreed-to Growth Targets; Elimination of organizational “silos;” and Work to ensure rural areas are protected from infringements of urban growth.

Cedar River industrial sites moratorium (CRISM)

On February 28 the GMVUAC submitted a letter to the King County Council expressing the view that King County Comprehensive Plan Policy R-513 expressly prohibits construction on and use of the Cedar River/SR-169 site for a new asphalt facility. Details are available on the GMVUAC web site.


Upcoming Community Meetings

Greater Maple Valley Unincorporated Area Council (GMVUAC)

Monday, May 7, 7-9 p.m.
Maple Valley Fire Station
Southeast corner of SE 231st St and SR-169 intersection
Maple Valley
Visit the website for the latest information and to confirm meetings.

Green Valley/Lake Holm Association Meeting

Wednesday, April 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fire District 44, Station 95
32316 148th Ave. SE
Auburn
Visit the Facebook page or Twitter for the latest information and to confirm meetings.

Four Creeks Unincorporated Area Council

Tuesday, April 10, 7-9 p.m.
Tuesday, May 8, 7-9 p.m.
Eastside Fire & Rescue Station 78
20720 SE May Valley Rd
Issaquah
Visit the website at for the latest information and to confirm meeting.

Community Alliance to Reach Out and Engage

Monday, April 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
12819 160th Ave SE
Renton
Visit the website at for the latest information and to confirm meetings.

Upper Bear Creek Community Council

No meeting scheduled for April
Visit the website or Facebook page for the latest information and to confirm meetings.

West Hill Community Association Board Meeting

Wednesday, April 11, 7-9 p.m.
King County Fire District 20
12424 76th Ave S.
Seattle
Open to the public, monthly board meeting of the all-volunteer, resident based organization. Local issues are discussed at this meeting. Email for more information

West Hill Business Association

Tuesday, April 17, 9-11 a.m.
VFW Post 9430
12424 76th Ave S.
Seattle
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 Spring Quarterly Meeting

Tuesday, April 17, 7-9 p.m.
VFW Post 9430
12424 76th Ave S.
Seattle
Open to the public, quarterly community meeting of the all-volunteer, resident based organization. Featuring presentation by Harold Taniguchi regarding the proposed Department of Local Services. Local issues are discussed at this meeting. Email for more information.

Fall City Community Association

Tuesday, May 1, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Fall City Library
33415 SE 42nd Pl
Fall City
Representatives from King County as well as representatives from more than a dozen local service organizations will be sharing information about their services. For more information visit the website.

Skyway Solutions

Monday, April 9, 6-8:30 p.m.
13470 MLK Jr Way S
Seattle
Visit the website at for the latest information and to confirm meeting or call 206-706-6400.