King County Council http://kuow.org en Metro Briefs King County Council On Proposed Service Reductions http://kuow.org/post/metro-briefs-king-county-council-proposed-service-reductions <p></p><p>A committee of the King County Council heard some of the particulars behind Metro Transit’s <a href="http://metro.kingcounty.gov/am/future/proposed-changes.html">proposed plan</a> to reduce service by 16 percent after voters rejected Proposition 1 last week. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 15:10:55 +0000 Patricia Murphy 33574 at http://kuow.org Metro Briefs King County Council On Proposed Service Reductions Argument Against King County's Plan To Fund Metro Transit http://kuow.org/post/argument-against-king-countys-plan-fund-metro-transit <p>Ross Reynolds talks with <a href="https://www.washingtonpolicy.org/about/staff/bob-pishue">Bob Pishue</a> of the Washington Policy Center about the upcoming ballot measure where King County voters will decide whether to raise taxes and fees to fund King County Metro bus service and road improvements. The special election will be held April 22. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 23:08:51 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Andy Hurst 29418 at http://kuow.org Argument Against King County's Plan To Fund Metro Transit King County Leaders: Raise Taxes To Pay For Buses, Roads http://kuow.org/post/king-county-leaders-raise-taxes-pay-buses-roads <p>Political leaders in King County want voters to help stave off drastic cuts to Metro bus service.</p><p>On Tuesday, King County Executive Dow Constantine proposed raising car tab fees, sales taxes and bus fares. The money would pay for transit service and road maintenance. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:39:00 +0000 Deborah Wang 27078 at http://kuow.org King County Leaders: Raise Taxes To Pay For Buses, Roads What's The Future Of The King County Council? http://kuow.org/post/whats-future-king-county-council <p>Seattle Times political reporter Emily Hefter tells <em>The Record's</em> Steve Scher what's hot (and what's not) in this year's three contested races for King County Council.&nbsp; Tue, 22 Oct 2013 00:01:48 +0000 Steve Scher 22398 at http://kuow.org What's The Future Of The King County Council? King County Bans Public Urination And Defecation (Yes, It Was Still Legal) http://kuow.org/post/king-county-bans-public-urination-and-defecation-yes-it-was-still-legal <p><em>Updated at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15. </em></p><p>When you gotta go, you gotta go.</p><p>And until Monday night in unincorporated King County, going in public was allowed. That&#39;s when the council voted to ban public urination and defecation and to fine violators $125. The new rule doesn&#39;t apply to those younger than 12. &nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 18:29:10 +0000 Lisa Brooks & Isolde Raftery 22023 at http://kuow.org King County Bans Public Urination And Defecation (Yes, It Was Still Legal) King County Pushes Back On Federal Immigration Hold Policy http://kuow.org/post/king-county-pushes-back-federal-immigration-hold-policy <p></p><p>A proposal in King County aims to rein in how much access federal immigration authorities have at the county jail. A council committee held its first public meeting on the measure Tuesday.</p><p>Several counties in other states have already adopted similar policies, with mixed public reaction. Wed, 24 Jul 2013 18:31:16 +0000 Liz Jones 17300 at http://kuow.org King County Councilmembers Can Now Take Contributions For Office Expenses http://kuow.org/post/king-county-councilmembers-can-now-take-contributions-office-expenses <p>The King County Council has approved new legislation allowing elected county officials to collect money from anyone at any time — even when contributors have business before the county.</p><p>Officials will be able to set up an office fund to pay things related to their jobs, but not part of their pay: like travel, dining, office supplies and other expenses not covered by public funds. Contributors will be able to put up to $1,000 into the office funds every four years.</p><p>Ross Reynolds talks with Erica Barnett, news editor for Seattle Met’s political blog Publicola, about what this means for King County Council’s transparency. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 18:17:42 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 15688 at http://kuow.org Proposal Seeks To Shrink King County Role In Immigration Enforcement http://kuow.org/post/proposal-seeks-shrink-king-county-role-immigration-enforcement <p>King County council members on Thursday introduced a measure that would limit when unauthorized immigrants can be held in jail.</p><p>Every year, hundreds of people booked into King County jail automatically get handed over to immigration authorities. That's even if the person has not yet been convicted of a crime and has no criminal record. Council member Larry Gosset introduced legislation that would change that. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 23:41:06 +0000 Liz Jones 14911 at http://kuow.org Ferguson Takes Lead Over Dunn For Attorney General http://kuow.org/post/ferguson-takes-lead-over-dunn-attorney-general <p></p><p>Two members of the King County Council waged an aggressive battle for the Washington Attorney General’s Office. Initial results show Democrat Bob Ferguson with a nearly six-point lead. His opponent, Republican Reagan Dunn, says he’s still “in the hunt.” Wed, 07 Nov 2012 09:58:36 +0000 Amy Radil 3135 at http://kuow.org Ferguson Takes Lead Over Dunn For Attorney General