King County Council

King County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles, a previous sponsor of the legislation to put $180 million in public funding towards Safeco Field upkeep, has pulled her support from the bill. Photo by Cacophony/Wikipedia Commons

King County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles Reverses Course on Safeco Field Funding

One of the proposal’s original sponsors now wants to allocate more money to affordable housing.

 

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Advocates Call on King County to Fund Affordable Housing Instead of Safeco Field

While pressure mounts, councilmembers are non-committal about the plan to spend $180 million on stadium upkeep.

 

Seattle Mariners Won’t Renew Safeco Field Lease Without County Taxpayer Funds

A potential reallocation of $180 million in maintenance funds puts things in a “very precarious” position.

 

Only a handful of sexual harassment incidents are reported to the King County Human Resources Division every year, which County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles and others argue is due to underreporting. Photo from the 2018 Seattle Women’s March by Cindy Shebley/Flickr

King County Council Passes Sexual Harassment Reform Policy

Specifics of each agency’s protocols and funding for training still need to be sorted out.

Only a handful of sexual harassment incidents are reported to the King County Human Resources Division every year, which County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles and others argue is due to underreporting. Photo from the 2018 Seattle Women’s March by Cindy Shebley/Flickr
A scene from the 2017 Women’s March Seattle. Photo by Richard Ha/Flickr

County Sexual Harassment Policies Could Be Overhauled

One King County councilmember says male-dominated departments have “workplace culture issues.”

A scene from the 2017 Women’s March Seattle. Photo by Richard Ha/Flickr
Some King County elected leaders want to spend $180 million on maintenance of Safeco Field in Seattle. 
                                Photo by HyunJae Park/Flickr

King County Leaders Want to Spend $180 Million on Safeco Field

But one councilmember thinks funding for affordable housing and the arts should come before subsidizing stadium maintenance.

Some King County elected leaders want to spend $180 million on maintenance of Safeco Field in Seattle. 
                                Photo by HyunJae Park/Flickr

County Council Floats Ballot Alternative to Allow Pilot Supervised Consumption Sites

If passed, the alternative will go on the February ballot opposite a proposal to ban CHELs in King County.

Watchdog Says Sheriff Is Holding Back County Police Reform

Oversight director says staff still can’t get information it needs to fully vet law enforcement.