NHUAC MONTHLY MEETING
THURSDAY, MAY 5, 7PM
Meetings are held at the North Highline Fire
1243 SW 112th Street - entrance and parking in the back
Plan on joining NHUAC for the monthly community meeting when we will be hosting Julie Mass and Seth Oakes from the King County Community Corrections Division: Julie and Seth oversee the “Crew”, the folks with the yellow vests who you may have spotted in and around the White Center Business District, picking up trash, both big and small, painting out graffiti, etc. These folks make a huge difference in our community – find out ways that you too can help keep White Center looking its best.
Steve Daschle, Executive Director of West Seattle based – Southwest Youth and Family Services, was invited to provide information on the preliminary plans to build tax exempt housing at the site of the former Public Health Department on 8th Ave SW at 108th Street. This is an opportunity for residents to weigh in on what type of housing is best suited for our community.
As always, our White Center Storefront Deputy, Bill Kennemer, will be on hand to provide updates on crime stats and general community safety concerns.
We are very fortunate in White Center to have great deputies serving our community from the King County Sheriff's Office. Our White Center Storefront Deputy, Bill Kennamer, has dedicated himself to help keep our community safe. He has gone above and beyond to assist the residents and business owners with their concerns. Deputy Kennamer attends all NHUAC meetings and provides crime stats, updates, and is available to answer any general or specific community concerns. NHUAC meetings are a great opportunity to meet and discuss your concerns with Deputy Kennamer.
At our April 7 meeting we were pleased to host Sarah Dahl, a North Highline Resident who has tirelessly been crusading for improvements and changes to be made at Evergreen Highschool Campus.
Click on the links below to find out more information regarding the Highline School District Policy:
Meetings are held at
the North Highline Fire Station:
1243 SW 112th Street (entrance and parking in the back)
Be informed – Be Involved - Be Heard.
At our March 3rd meeting we had an informative community conversation regarding the Fair Housing Act and the Department of Housing and Urban Development's 2015 rule, Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing.
Below are links to important videos regarding Fair Housing and the new rules that apply to federal programs. These rules will have a big impact on our North Highline Community.
The Fair Housing Act - Looking Back and Looking Forward
Questions: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or
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
email@example.com - 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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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