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February 26, 2019, 3:06 PM

Thanks for sharing your ideas with us on King County Connects!

Starting March 1, 2019, this forum will no longer be monitored by King County staff. We're now using a new tool, called the King County Engagement Hub, to connect with our community.

We invite you to share your input about future projects and initiatives via the King County Engagement Hub. You can also sign up for email or text alerts from King County, and join the conversation on social media.

We appreciate your interest in King County, and look forward to connecting with you on our other platforms.

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November 6, 2018, 5:18 PM

King County is performing a periodic review of its Shoreline Master Program (SMP), as required by the Washington State Shoreline Management Act. The review ensures the SMP is consistent with changes in state law. King County is also proposing regulatory changes for net pens and evaluating how to address increased risks and hazards related to sea level rise. To learn more, visit the SMP website where you can learn more, review proposed changes, and make comments:

There will also be a public meeting where you can learn more information and make comments.

The meeting is scheduled for:

November 17 10 am – 12 pm at Vashon Island High School

9600 SW 204th St, Vashon, WA 98070

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October 10, 2018, 9:46 AM

King County Parks has developed enhanced conceptual design plans for the Wilburton segment of the Eastside Rail Corridor (ERC) trail in Bellevue – and we welcome you to review and comment on the proposed plans online. The Wilburton segment of the ERC trail runs from I-90 north through Bellevue to 108th Avenue NE near Kirkland. ERC trail users will be able to connect to the 520 Trail and I-90 Trail. New designs available for comment also include the historic Wilburton Trestle as a trail bridge.

View and comment on the latest design plans for the Wilburton segment during an online open house that runs from Oct. 9 to Oct 23.  The Eastside Rail Corridor is a major north-south connection through East King County, extending from Renton to Woodinville. King County is joining with other partners to design and build a 16.7-mile trail that will serve the region’s non-motorized transportation needs, provide expanded recreational opportunities, and connect communities like never before. 

Online open house Open Oct. 9 - Oct. 23  Visit

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July 30, 2018, 1:00 PM

King County needs your voice!

We all agree the need for secure detention is rare. That’s why King County is developing the Road Map to Zero Youth Detention. Please take a moment to participate in our brief survey that outlines the draft objectives and strategies of the road map.

(Please note: Registration is NOT required to participate in the survey. Your personally identifiable information will not be used in analyzing survey responses if you choose to register with our survey provider, OpenGov.)

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June 14, 2018, 10:05 AM

Metro is asking for public input to help us understand how we can provide mobility services that meet the needs of people who live, work, and visit Bothell, Kenmore, Kirkland, Redmond, and Woodinville.  Please take this survey to share your feedback and experience.

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June 6, 2018, 4:41 PM

As part of its 2016 marijuana code update, the King County Council required the Department of Permitting and Environmental Review (DPER) to undertake a study of the legal marijuana industry in unincorporated King County. Though the study primarily focuses on land use and zoning, one area of study is whether residents of unincorporated King County are experiencing any impacts from existing state-licensed marijuana retailers, producers, and processors. Please take this survey to share your feedback and experience with marijuana businesses in unincorporated King County.

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January 8, 2018, 4:51 PM

Tell us what you think about the Draft Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan.

King County and 37 of the 39 cities in our county (all except Seattle and Milton) have developed a Draft Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan (draft plan) that provides direction for how we will provide the services customers expect while keeping fees as low and stable as possible. This plan is now ready for public review and comment.

The draft plan addresses many topics, however, there are three big issues ahead that will affect everyone in King County. Your comments will inform policy makers whose decisions will guide how garbage and recycling are managed in our county in the future.

The three big issues are:

  • King County has a goal to recycle 70 percent of our waste stream. Currently we recycle 52 percent of our waste stream. What actions should we take to reach our 70 percent goal?
  • What are the most important services that should be provided at King County’s recycling and garbage transfer facilities, including facilities in northeast King County?
  • How should King County dispose of its garbage over the long term?

The public comment period for the draft plan and draft EIS will end on March 8, 2018. For more information about the draft plan and draft EIS, including upcoming open houses, the approval process and schedule, and to review the documents, please visit the King County Solid Waste Division’s website:


Por favor díganos lo que piensa acerca del borrador del Plan Integral de Gestión de Residuos Sólidos.

El Condado de King y 37 de las 39 ciudades en nuestro condado (todas menos Seattle y Milton) han desarrollado un Proyecto de Plan Integral de Gestión de Residuos Sólidos (borrador del plan) que brinda orientación sobre cómo proporcionaremos los servicios que esperan los clientes mientras mantenemos las tarifas lo más bajas y estables posible.

Este proyecto de plan, y un proyecto de Declaración de Impacto Ambiental (EIS) que examina los posibles impactos ambientales de las opciones en el proyecto de plan, ahora están listos para la revisión y comentarios públicos.

El proyecto de plan aborda muchos temas, sin embargo, hay tres grandes asuntos por delante que afectarán a todos en el Condado de King. Durante este período de comentarios públicos, el Condado de King necesita escuchar sus opiniones e ideas acerca de estos temas. Sus comentarios informarán a los responsables políticos cuyas decisiones guiarán cómo se maneja la basura y el reciclaje en nuestro condado en el futuro.

Las tres grandes cuestiones son:

  • El Condado King tiene la meta de reciclar el 70 por ciento de nuestra corriente de desechos. Actualmente reciclamos 52 por ciento de nuestra corriente de desechos. ¿Qué acciones debemos tomar para alcanzar nuestro objetivo de 70 por ciento?
  • ¿Cuáles son los servicios más importantes que se deben proporcionar en las instalaciones de reciclaje del Condado de King y de traslado de basura, incluyendo las instalaciones en el noreste del Condado de King?
  • ¿Cómo debe El Condado de King disponer de su basura a largo plazo?

El período de comentarios públicos para el proyecto de plan y el borrador del proyecto de EIS terminará el 8 de marzo de 2018. Para obtener más información sobre el borrador del plan y el borrador del EIS, incluidos los próximos eventos a puertas abiertas, el proceso de aprobación y el cronograma, y para revisar los documentos, visite el sitio web de la División de Desechos Sólidos del Condado de King:

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November 17, 2017, 6:35 PM

King County Metro and Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) want your input on upgrading transit service in the Delridge, Westwood Village, White Center, Ambaum, and Downtown Burien corridor as Route 120 becomes the RapidRide H line. This survey is building on outreach already done by SDOT earlier this year.

Your input will shape project concepts and corridor improvements that we will take back out for feedback in another round of outreach in 2018.

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May 2, 2017, 5:52 PM

We apologize for the incorrect links in the previous email. Thank you for your patience.

Help King County Parks take the next step in connecting communities in south King County and add your input to the conversation happening online now.

King County Parks is asking residents to answer a few short questions about initial design options for the three-mile-long north segment of the Green to Cedar Rivers Trail, which goes from the Cedar River Trail to Southeast Kent-Kangley Road.

Click here to learn more and participate.

Survey is available through May 11. Thank you for your participation!

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May 1, 2017, 5:19 PM

Help King County Parks take the next step in connecting communities in south King County and add your input to the conversation happening online now..

King County Parks is asking residents to answer a few short questions about initial design options for the three-mile-long north segment of the Green to Cedar Rivers Trail, which goes from the Cedar River Trail to Southeast Kent-Kangley Road.

Click here to participate and go to to learn more about this regional trail project.

Survey is available through May 11. Thank you for your participation!

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April 25, 2017, 11:07 AM


The latest draft of the Vashon-Maury Island Community Service Area Plan is available under the "Read More" link below and is open for public comment through Wednesday, May 3, 2017. We invite your written comments on the proposed plan. Please see the comment instructions in the Introduction. 

Thank you!

Bradley Clark

King County

P.S. We apologize for any duplication of notice.

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March 10, 2017, 3:13 PM

Help us understand how you currently get around the SR-520 corridor so we can make the best improvements to our transit system.

Metro and Sound Transit want your input on transit service in the State Route 520 corridor. This includes routes 252, 255, 257, 268, 277, 311, ST 540, ST 541 ST 542, ST 545, ST 555, ST 556.

Most of these routes connect Eastside communities to downtown Seattle. Downtown Seattle is experiencing rapid job and population growth and many large projects are planned in the next few years that will impact the transportation network and increase travel times for these routes.

Your input will shape service concepts that we will take back out for feedback in another round of outreach later this spring.

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February 26, 2017, 11:48 PM

We want your insight! 

What do you think about these Vashon land use and affordable housing recommendations?

Look at these documents and share your input

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