Vision Statement:

Our community’s Rural Character will be supported by facilitating strong local ties and communication between the public, organizations, and government; promoting locally owned businesses and supporting quality education; protecting the environment, and maintaining landowners’ rights and responsibilities; promoting controlled and well-planned growth with appropriate infrastructure; ensuring proper representation for rural interests and needs; and supporting the health and safety and the privacy of our vibrant community.

 

Puget Sound Regional Council VISION 2050 (p.40):

“Rural Areas are expected to retain important cultural, economic, and rural lifestyle opportunities in the region over the long term. They are not intended to be served with urban services or accommodate a significant amount of residential or employment growth. VISION 2050 calls for reduced rural population growth rates in all counties. Counties are encouraged to plan for even lower growth—where possible—than contained in the Regional Growth Strategy.”

 

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GMVUAC Monthly Meetings

2021

  • Monday, Jul 12 — TBD Agenda; Zoom info
  • Monday, Aug 2
  • Monday, Sep 13
  • Monday, Oct 4
  • Monday, Nov 1
  • Monday, Dec 6

7:00 – 9:30 PM, MV Fire Station (SE corner of SE 231st St & SR-169)

Rural Area Unincorporated Area Councils (UACs) and Associations (UAAs) and Organizations

The GMVUAC often works with these organizations on County-wide issues.

 

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Ask a question or express your interest:

GMVUAC
PO Box 111
Maple Valley WA 98038

King County Volunteer Program

Volunteer Opportunities

Including Parks, Trails, Cleanups

Announcements

June 2021 Meeting

** The Area Council will hold its next regular monthly meeting on Monday, June 7, 2021, from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM. This will be another virtual meeting held through Zoom.  Our Guest Speaker will be KC Dept. of Local Services (DLS) Director, John Taylor, who will speak on the proposed KC Unincorporated Area Road Levy. See “Meetings” box for Agenda and Zoom info.

*****DUE TO CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY, FACE-TO-FACE MEETINGS ARE CANCELLED AND WILL BE HELD REMOTELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE*****

** When meetings begin again they will be held on the first Monday of the month (2nd Monday in case of a Holiday) at 7 – 9:30 PM; Maple Valley Fire Station #81–SE corner of SE 231st St & SR-169.
** Meetings usually have Guest speakers from various local, county, or state agencies. Other local issues of importance also are discussed.
** Future topics and guest speakers will be posted as information becomes available.

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News

Unincorporated Area Road Levy Lid Lift

King County Roads Division has proposed an Unincorporated Road Levy Lid Lift , since funding is not keeping pace, resulting in forecasted reduction in service levels and growing unmet-need Revenues. The existing Roads Levy can only increase at 1% per year (plus new construction). Gas tax proceeds are flat and expected to decline in the long term. Needed expenditures are many due to aging infrastructure; increasing operating and capital costs; and inflation. The 6-year levy lid lift as a short-term funding option that, if approved by the King County Council would go to unincorporated area voters this November.

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Countywide Planning Policies

The Countywide Planning Policies (CPPs) provide a countywide vision and serve as the guiding principles and policies for all Comprehensive Planning in King County (County, City, and Special-Purpose District), as well as County and City Zoning Codes. On March 10, 2021, members of Rural Area UACs and UAAs submitted joint detailed comments on a matrix showing existing CPP policies with proposed changes and rationale for same (e.g., Policy Matrix) released by the KECO. Subsequently a Principle/Policy Mapping Table was submitted to provide correlation between a set of Rural Area principles and policy comments. On March 24 King County Executive Staff held a virtual meeting with the Rural Area joint team to discuss and understand all its submitted comments. On April 6, 2021, the Public Review Draft (PRD) was released with a 30-day comment period to May 5, 2021. The Area Council again led a team of Rural Area UACs and UAAs in a complete review and preparation of detailed comments. On May 4 a final set of detailed comments were submitted to King County. For all Comment submittals by the Joint Rural Area UAC/UAA Team, please see the Letters page under the Correspondence drop-down menu.

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Cedar Hills Regional Landfill

On September 16, 2020, King County’s Solid Waste Division issued a Notice of Availability, Notice of Online Open House, and Request for Comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), for the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill 2020 Site Development Plan and Facilities Relocation. Please visit the project website to review the Draft EIS documents. The GMVUAC submitted a detailed set of Comments on the Draft EIS CHRLF Site Development Plan on October 30, 2020, to King County’s Solid Waste Division. On February 8, 2021, the Area Council gave a Presentation to the Maple Valley City Council on King County’s potential future options for CHRLF closure or extension. On April 21, 2021, the King County Solid Waste Division held a virtual Public Meeting–a summary can be found in our May Monthly Meeting Article under Articles (2021 box) under the Correspondence drop-down menu.

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GMVUAC Monthly Meetings

2021

  • Monday, Jul 12 — TBD Agenda; Zoom info
  • Monday, Aug 2
  • Monday, Sep 13
  • Monday, Oct 4
  • Monday, Nov 1
  • Monday, Dec 6

7:00 – 9:30 PM, MV Fire Station (SE corner of SE 231st St & SR-169)

Drop us a line

Ask a question or express your interest:

GMVUAC
PO Box 111
Maple Valley WA 98038

Maple Valley

The GMVUAC serves the residents of unincorporated King County living in the Tahoma School District No. 409 (outside the city limits of Maple Valley).  Our Washington nonprofit corporation was established in 1977; we serve a population of 16,100 (2010 Census); and our service area is 116 sq mi.  Below is a map of our Service Area and the four Community Areas:

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