NEXT MONTHLY MEETING
THURSDAY, MAY 1 7PM
Please plan on joining us for a presentation from the Health Educator for the King County Dirt Alert program, Denise Sharify as well as Diana Smith from the Dept of Ecology on the lingering effects from the Asarco Copper Smelter. Learn how you can test your soil and get assistance cleaning up contaminated areas.
For almost 100 years, the Asarco Company operated a copper smelter in Tacoma. Pollution blown from the smelter's 571-foot smokestack settled on the surface soil over 1,000 square miles in Puget Sound. Arsenic, lead, and other heavy metals are still in the soil as a result of this pollution, and will continue to be a health risk for years to come.
The Tacoma Smelter Plume covers parts of King, Thurston, and Pierce counties. The three county health departments and the Department of Ecology are working to reduce harm from soil contaminated with lead and arsenic.
We are also pleased to have Denise Feil from King County Library who will provide updates on the long awaited plans for capital improvements to the Boulevard Park Library.
NHUAC meetings are a great way to connect and network with other community member and stay up to date on issues that impact us in Unincorporated North Highline (White Center, Boulevard Park, Top Hat, Beverly Park, Glendale).
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Join the discussion – Be part of the Solution
find us on facebook: North Highline Unincorporated Area Council
When: Thursday, May 1 at 7pm
Where: North Highline Fire Station (1243 112th Street, SW)
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Tracy Record of the westseattleblog/whitecenternow sties, provides
excellent coverage of our meetings. Please follow the link below
for details regarding NHUAC'a November 7 meeting.
Tracy Record of the westseattleblog/whitecenternow sties, provides excellent coverage of our meetings. Please follow the link below for details regarding NHUAC'a November 7 meeting.
KING COUNTY BUDGET
Follow the link below for White Center Now reporting on the King County Budget Plan:
COMMUNITY MATTERS – STAY INVOLVED – BE INFORMED
See questionable activity? Call 911
State Liquor Control Board (to report violations): 888.838.3956
Deputy B.J. Myers (White Center Storefront): 391.1651
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING METRO SERVICE
The public has been invited to comment on transportation needs with the Senate Transportation Committee at two upcoming public forums: Tuesday, Sept. 17 in Bellevue and Monday, Oct. 14 in downtown Seattle. Without a funding solution, both King County Metro Transit and King County Road Services face service reductions that will have a real effect on the people you serve.
These "listening sessions" are part of a statewide tour hosted by the Washington State Department of Transportation. At least half of each meeting will be dedicated to public comment, and unincorporated road users, plus individual bus, train and ferry riders are encouraged to share their stories.
Tuesday, Sept. 17, 6-9 p.m.
Stevenson Elementary School
14220 NE 8th St
Monday, Oct. 14, 6-9 p.m.
King County Courthouse, Room 1001
516 3rd Ave, 10th Floor
The forums are a follow-up to the 2013 legislative session. The legislature considered a transportation funding package but did not pass a bill.
Metro faces a $75 million annual shortfall next year, and without a funding solution, will have to begin major service cuts in fall 2014. Metro is planning reductions of up to 600,000 annual hours of bus service – up to 17 percent of Metro’s service countywide – that would begin in September 2014. Public outreach about proposed reductions will begin this fall. » Learn more about Metro’s funding and what’s at risk
An additional 45,000 annual service hours will have to be cut from bus service in the Alaskan Way Viaduct corridor. State funding for enhanced bus service to reduce the impacts of the viaduct replacement project runs out next June, even though work on the new tunnel and waterfront improvements will continue through 2019.
The tax system that funds King County roads is broken putting unincorporated roads and bridges at risk. A combination of annexations, lower property valuations and a decline in gas tax revenue has had a deep and dramatic impact on King County’s road system in recent years. While the county has prudently managed its system by caring for the most pressing problems that affect the most people – even this heightened level of triage is no longer enough to manage the decline today or in the years ahead. » Learn more about King County road’s funding and what’s at risk
Local elected officials and a coalition of community leaders are committed to seeking funding for transit and other local transportation needs as part of a statewide package. County Executive Dow Constantine and Gov. Jay Inslee recently issued a joint call for action on transportation. Gov. Inslee said that if legislators can hammer out a transportation package, he’ll call a special legislative session in November. » Read the Governor’s statement
Thanks in advance for your help to spread the word about this opportunity for those you serve to speak directly with policy makers.
DeAnna Martin & Alice Ann Wetzel
Community relations planners
King County Department of Transportation
King County Regional Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS)
AFIS provides criminal identification services to officers, investigators, prosecutors, and corrections staff. Program staff fingerprint and identify all inmates booked into county jails. This helps to identify possible wanted or dangerous offenders before they are released, even if they provide false names and incorrect information. Staff also recover and process fingerprints from major crime scenes. The AFIS Program’s existence aids in solving crimes throughout King County, and contributes to the safety of both officers and citizens.
The AFIS website is www.kingcounty.gov/afis and includes the annual report, videos, and other information.
KC Metro Zone Boundary Line
The NHUAC has requested that KC Metro review it's policy regarding the
southern Zone Boundary, currently SW Roxbury (SW96th). The northern Zone
Boundary is at 145th North. We have requested that they move the
southern boundary to the Burien Park and Ride (148th SW) which would
make a trip from North Highline to Seattle a one zone ride. Click
here to see our
letter. And this is their