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 Upthegrove Housing Plan Signed into Law

As so many of you know, King County is facing a housing affordability crisis. Too many of our friends and neighbors are paying a third or more of their household budgets toward housing, which means that they are only one major car repair or family illness away from homelessness. In response, we need to build as much housing as possible, as quickly as possible. 

I’m pleased to announce that my plan to invest an estimated $87 million in affordable housing projects near transit stations was approved by the full King County Council this week. On Wednesday I joined King County Executive Dow Constantine at Highline College for the bill signing. Approximately $10 million will be dedicated to projects near light rail in South King County. This plan will create over 1,000 affordable housing units over the next five years.


New Ballot Drop Boxes Open Near You

Last week I met King County Elections Director Julie Wise at the Valley View Library to check out the newly installed ballot drop box. Drop boxes are a convenient way to deliver your voter’s ballot without having to use a stamp. They are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until 8:00 pm on August 2nd.

Visit the King County Elections website to view a full list of 43 ballot box locations countywide to find one near you.

As always, I want to hear from you. Please continue to reach out with your ideas, comments, and questions.