Upcoming Important Events

Jan 22, 2018

UPDATED July 2, 2018

Summary Judgment hearing in the KC Franchise Compensation Rule case is currently scheduled for July 27, 2018, before Judge Samuel S. Chung, Courtroom W-1060, Seattle Courthouse.  Visit the Franchise Compensation Rule webpage via our Current Issues box.

On June 14, 2018, the KC DNRP issued the following public notice regarding to its issuance of certain documents relating to its Programmatic Permit for Backcountry Trail Non-project Action:  “King County issued a Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) for the Programmatic Permit for Backcountry Trail Non-project Action. View these documents here:  SEPA DNSSEPA ChecklistFinal Draft of Programmatic (Grading) Permit .” Contact: Kelly Heintz, Natural Resources Land Planner; King County Parks and Recreation Division; 201 South Jackson Street, Room 700; Seattle, WA 98104; 206-477-7372 (SEPA); KCParks.SEPA@kingcounty.gov .  Read more on our Environment Committee webpage.

Washington Department of Ecology is in the process of preparing a new NPDES waste discharge permit for the John Henry Mine #1 coal mining operation near Black Diamond.  For more information from the Department, please click on this link: WDOE NPDES Permit Notice of Application .  The WDOE Facility Summary website, including the permit renewal application, may be accessed here: WDOE Pacific Coast Coal Company – Facility Summary .  We will give you more information regarding this matter as further information becomes available — please visit our Environment Committee webpage for more information.

King County Parks has issued the Draft Black Diamond Area Stewardship Plan for public review and comment. To read more about this program and to review the plan, please visit this website: Draft Black Diamond Area Stewardship Plan .  The GMVUAC previously submitted comments on its review of the proposed plan scope on February 14, 2017 — read our letter here: BD Stewardship Plan – GMVUAC Comments .  Our formal comment letter on the Draft Plan may be read here: DRAFT BDS Plan – GMVUAC Comments .  Read more on our Environment Committee webpage.

The GMVUAC received the following email from the King County Sheriff’s Office, Precinct #3 (Maple Valley), regarding the August 7, 2018, National Night Out Against Crime; please spread the word to your neighbors and neighborhood associations and participate if at all possible — the GMVUAC thanks you:

Greetings! I am sending you this email because you have been identified as an involved community member, HOA representative, or property manager. If you are not the right contact person for these types of communication, please let me know. National Night Out Against Crime is quickly approaching (Tuesday August 7th)! We will be sending King County Sheriff’s deputies and personnel out to those communities participating in National Night Out. This is a great opportunity for us to meet with residents and discuss crime and other police issues, along with building friendships to support crime prevention and crime fighting efforts. Please reply to this email and let me know if you are planning to have a National Night Out event in your neighborhood. If you are, please let me know the following: · name of your neighborhood, · the physical address where you plan to hold the event, · contact name, phone number and email address, · any special activities planned during the event, · approximately how many people you expect to have in attendance, and · the best time for an officer to stop by. I realize that this is a few months away but I’m trying to secure units to attend and I need to get my bid in by end of June. I look forward to hearing from you!  If you want more information about the program, here is a link to a website with all the details about the nation-wide program: National Night Out Campaign . Also, please feel free to contact me directly if I can be of any assistance. Contact: Micki Christensen — Precinct 3, King County Sheriff’s Office; Phone: 206-477-6446; Direct: 206-477-6428; Address: 22300 SE 231st St., Maple Valley, WA 98038; Email: micki.christensen@kingcounty.gov

Information regarding the creation of a new Department of Local Services may be read and accessed below on this page, and all residents are encouraged to download, complete, and send to Harold Taniguchi (contact information on the form) the following Local Services Initiative Questionnaire: Local Services Initiative_Questionnaire .

Detailed information regarding the above and much more, including reports and applications, may be found on our Committee webpages (generally our Growth Management, Environment, and Transportation Committees) and linked from our Current Issues Box.