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About North Highline Unincorporated Area Council

Unincorporated Area Councils provide the County with community input on behalf of citizens living within the geographic boundary of the UAC, including but not limited to the following issues, programs and policies: More...


New service levels for King County Roads - What you should know as a resident of North Highline

King County Roads has implemented new criteria for determining maintenance on existing roads in unincorporated King County. The following link describes the 5 tiers of service levels. When you check the map you will see that many of the roads in North Highline are Tier 5.

Tier 5 — Least reliable access
Tier 5 roads carry 10% of the County road system's total daily trips. Features: Local residential roads that have alternative routes available for travel in case of road closures.
Service: Will receive virtually no storm and snow response. Maintenance will be limited and based on factors such as life safety and risk, resulting in a growing number of deteriorating roads. Users can expect to see some closures, which may result in longer detours and difficulty accessing property. These roads may also be downgraded to a gravel surface, restricted to one lane, and have load limits and lower speed limits.
For more information go to the following link.

Unincorporated King County to see few snowplows this winter

King County will plow only 10 percent of its road miles during snowfalls this winter, a casualty of a continuing decline in the county roads budget .


North Highline Graffiti Management Program

Graffiti is a crime. It is costly and destructive and sends a message that the community is not concerned about the appearance of its neighborhoods. It generates neighborhood fear, causes instability, signals an increase in crime, lowers property values, hurts business revenue, it s economically detrimental to our community, and is a sign of urban decay.

By covering the graffiti as soon as possible, you rob the vandal of the effort and time it took to do the tag, and most likely they will move on to another location. You can prevent your property from becoming a "know tag site" by removing graffiti immediately.

The North Highline Unincorporated Area Council provides paint and paint supplies for free to residents and business owners. We can also paint out the graffiti on your property free as a community service. You must be the property owner or authorized to sign a release waiver.

If you have questions concerning NHUAC's Graffiti Management Program please contact us at graffiti@northhighlineuac.org.



Meetings are held at the North Highline Fire Station
1243 SW 112th Street - entrance and parking in the back

Details coming soon for the June 2 meeting.

NHUAC has new Board Officers: At the May 5th meeting Liz Giba, a long time board member and community activist was elected President.

Barbara Dobkin will serve as Vice President

Elizabeth Gordon was elected Secretary

Pat Price will continue to serve as Treasurer


We are very fortunate in White Center to have great deputies serving our community from the King County Sheriff's Office.  Our White Center Storefront Deputy, Bill Kennamer, has dedicated himself to help keep our community safe. He has gone above and beyond to assist the residents and business owners with their concerns. Deputy Kennamer attends all NHUAC meetings and provides crime stats, updates, and is available to answer any general or specific community concerns.  NHUAC meetings are a great opportunity to meet and discuss your concerns with Deputy Kennamer.


At our April 7 meeting we were pleased to host Sarah Dahl, a North Highline Resident who has tirelessly been crusading for improvements and changes to be made at Evergreen Highschool Campus.

Click on the links below to find out more information regarding the Highline School District Policy:




Meetings are held at the North Highline Fire Station:
1243 SW 112th Street (entrance and parking in the back)

Community Matters:

Be informed – Be Involved - Be Heard. 


At our March 3rd meeting we had an informative community conversation regarding the Fair Housing Act and the Department of Housing and Urban Development's 2015 rule, Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing.

 Below are links to important videos regarding Fair Housing and the new rules that apply to federal programs.  These rules will have a big impact on our North Highline Community. 


At our June 4th meeting we heard from James Paribello and Frank O’Dell from the Washington State Liquor Control Board on legislation and licensing of Recreational Marijuana Stores (502 stores). Under the new legislation all medical marijuana dispensaries (which are all currently unregulated) will be required to close by July, 2016, or apply and obtain a 502 license.  There are currently no regulations in unincorporated King County to prevent the concentration of 502 stores - cities like Seattle, Bellevue, and a host of others have enacted local ordinances creating "buffer" zones to prevent marijuana stores from being within 1000 feet of one another.  Without this protection, White Center could conceivably be the home to many recreational stores.  Although these stores are regulated and must comply with many strict standards,the question remains if it is good for our community to have a glut of these types of businesses.

 If you have questions or concerns about this issue you can contact Barbara Dobkin at bdobkin@northhihglineuac.org - or better yet - call or email or write our King County Council District 8 Representative, Joe McDermott at:
Phone:  206.477.1008
Email:  joe.mcdermott@kingcounty.gov

516 Third Ave, RM 1200
Seattle, WA 98104

Questions: contact – bdobkin@northhighlineuac.org


Missed our last meetings - please click on the links below to see coverage on "whitecenternow"

May 5, 2016 Meeting

January 7, 2016 meeting

November 5, 2015 meeting

October 1, 2015 meeting

September 3rd Meeting

May 7, 2015 meeting

Aprill 2, 2015 meeting

If you have any questions or want to be added to our email list -  email Barbara Dobkin at bdobkin@northhighlineuac.org

You can also write to us at:
North Highline Unincorporated Area Council
PO Box 66900
Burien, WA 98166


Click on the link below for the latest news regarding the unincorporated areas of King County

King County Unincorporated Area Newsletter




 NHUAC meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month at 7 pm at the North Highline Fire Station (1243 112th Street SW). 

If you have any particular concerns you would like addressed at an upcoming meeting or would like to be added to our email list, please contact Barbara Dobkin at bdobkin@northhighlineuac.org

Interested in serving on the NHUAC Board - contact bdobkin@northhighlineuac.org 

See questionable activity? Call 911
Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: 296.3311
State Liquor Control Board (to report violations): 888.838.3956


 In December, 2013 the King County Council approved a 1 year moratorium on Medical Marijuna Dispensaries in the unincorporated Areas of King County.  The Moratorium was set to expire on Dec 16.  The council has now approved a 6 month extension of the moratorium (Ordinance 2014-0380).

Under this ordinance, no new Medical Marijuana Dispensaries cannot open in unincorporated King County - this includes all of North Highline neighborhoods: White Center, Top Hat, Boulevard Park and Glendale.

Did you know that there are 8 unregulated dispensaries operating in a 3 block area in the White Center Business District. 

  Follow the link below for information on the moratorium










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 response.