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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.


Where: North Highline Fire Station (1243 SW 112th Street) parking and entrance in the back of the station.

Please join North Highline's volunteer community council at our December 1st meeting. 
 NHUAC aims to add opportunity to our community's equation: 

The Opportunity to Be Informed, Be Involved and Be Heard

Our past influences our present. Together they will impact our future. The death of King County Deputy Steve Cox on December 2, 2006 was a tremendous loss.  At the time of his death, Steve was NHUAC's president.  Although he's been gone for nearly 10 years, NHUAC strives to apply the lessons of Steve's leadership, life, and legacy for a safer, healthier, and positive future for North Highline.

The King County Sheriff's Office continues to partner with us toward our goals.  Bill Kennamer, our White Center Storefront Deputy, will provide us, once again, with news and statistics from KCSO. 

Betsy Howe, of Citizens Opposed to Onsite Septic System Management Washington, will tell us about COOM WA’s success in tabling King County’s “Turd Tax" on septic systems and its ongoing efforts

King County’s plan to put a low-barrier homeless shelter for 70 adults in the old Public Health Building will be updated by a representative of King County's Department of Community and Human Services.

Like homelessness, drug and alcohol abuse are regional problems that hit close to home.  Last month, students from Cascade Middle School’s Prevention Team shared their concerns about the location of King County’s proposed low-barrier homeless shelter in a residential area, next door to a park, and near three schools.  This month, Coalition for Drug Free Youth will provide us the opportunity to participate in a survey about our perceptions of drug and alcohol use and abuse among our youth.

We’ll close with a time to share memories and thoughts about community hero, Steve Cox.

See you Thursday, December 1st at 7 PM – Bring a Friend!

Meetings are held at the North Highline Fire Station
1243 SW 112th Street - entrance and parking in the back of the fire station.


As previously noted, King County is in the planning process to open a "Temporary Emergency Overnight Shelter" in White Center at the site of the former Public Health Building at 10821 8th Ave, SW (parcel # 062304-9405).

The following was noted in the original announcement in regard to the shelter: 

"In addition to providing emergency overnight shelter to approximately 70 people, the operator will also provide outreach to people who are homeless in White Center, assistance in finding permanent housing, and other services"

Please click on the links below for information and updates that have been reported on "whitecenternow"

Updates regarding proposed White Center Homeless Shelter

Permitting for Shelter

Video and report of meeting re shelter

For more information contact Valerie Kendall by phone at 206-263-9076 or email at valerie.kendall@kingcounty.gov.


NHUAC has new Board Officers: At the May 5th meeting Liz Giba, a long time board member and community activist was elected President.
Barbara Dobkin will serve as Vice President
Elizabeth Gordon was elected Secretary and
Pat Price will continue to serve as Treasurer

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)

Community Matters:

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. 



Missed our last meetings - please click on the links below to see coverage on "whitecenternow"

October 6. 2016 meeting

September 1, 2016 meeting

June 2, 2016 Meeting

May 5, 2016 Meeting

January 7, 2016 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










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.