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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.

 Next Meeting - Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 7pm

North Highline Unincorporated Area Council (NHUAC) Meeting
When: Thursday, December 3, at 7pm
Where: North Highline Fire Station (1243 SW 112th Street)

 Plan on joining the community discussion at the next NHUAC meeting when we will be hosting Gary Wasdin, Executive Director of the King County Library System (KCLS).

In 2004 King County residents served by KCLS approved a bond levy for new  construction and capital improvements to our libraries.  North Highline has 3 KCLS libraries, the browsing library at Greenbridge, the White Center Library on 16th and the Boulevard Park Library.  Plans for these libraries included building a new 10,000 sq foot library at the curent site of the White Center Library and capital improvements for the Blvd Park Library. 

You may have noticed that a new  White Center library is being constructed on 107th and 14th Ave.  Although this is welcome news for our community, the siting of this facility in the Unincorporated area of White Center leaves some unanswered questions.  With the possibility of a Seattle annexation of North Highine, what will the future hold for the KCLS library?

 Seattle is served by its own library system and the agreement between KCLS and Seattle that was made prior to the construction of the new White Center Library, expires in December.  Regardless of what happens to the new White Center Library and annexation, the residents of North Highline will be paying on the bond levy for the next 10 years. 

We are also pleased to be hosting Tricia Davis, King County Budget Analyst, who will provide a presentation about problems with polluted storm water run-off, what King County stormwater program does, and issues being considered as they develop the stormwater fee for 2017/2018.

Deputy Bill Kennamer will also be on hand to provide crime stats and general safety concerns.

Your voice matters on these important community issues.  Hope to see you at this very informative meeting.

Be informed – Be Involved - Be heard. 


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"

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.