Next Meeting - Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 7pm
North Highline Unincorporated Area Council
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
firstname.lastname@example.org - or better yet - call or email or
write our King County Council District 8 Representative, Joe McDermott
516 Third Ave, RM 1200
Seattle, WA 98104
Questions: contact – email@example.com
BE INFORMED – BE INVOLVED – BE HEARD
Missed our last meetings - please click on the links below to see coverage on "whitecenternow"
If you have any questions or want to be added to our email list - email Barbara Dobkin at firstname.lastname@example.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
NHUAC meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month at
7 pm at the North Highline Fire Station (1243 112th Street SW).
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 email@example.com
Interested in serving on the NHUAC Board - contact
COMMUNITY MATTERS – BE INVOLVED - BE INFORMED - BE HEARD
See questionable activity? Call 911
State Liquor Control Board (to report violations): 888.838.3956
NEWS FROM THE KING COUNTY COUNCIL
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