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May update from King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove

From Advertiser Dave Upthegrove:

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[2]June Leonard Place Opening in Renton

June Leonard Place, 48-units of affordable housing for working families and veterans, recently opened in downtown Renton. King County was a proud partner in funding June Leonard Place, and contributed $5.5 million to help address the growing housing affordability crisis in South King County.

This project will serve working families and veterans in the heart of downtown Renton with excellent access to transit, and to the wonderful local businesses, parks and schools in the Renton community.


[3]King County Metro Transit Updates for South King County

King County Metro Transit made two exciting updates to existing programs that will make public transit more accessible to South King County residents.

King County Metro Transit’s Trailhead Direct shuttle [4], which ferries passengers to and from different hiking trails along I-90, added new stops in Tukwila and Renton.

[5]Metro’s Via to Transit program [6] also expanded its services to residents in Tukwila and SeaTac. Through the Via to Transit program, commuters who live within certain service areas can hail rides to and from several Link light rail stations for the price of a bus ride.


A Tribute to State Senator Margarita Prentice

In early April, State Senator Margarita Prentice passed away after a long life spent as an advocate for social justice, workers’ rights and civil rights. Senator Prentice represented South King County in the Washington State Legislature for nearly 25 years, and was an early political mentor who helped inspire my interest in public service.

In 2016, I presented Senator Prentice with the Martin Luther King Jr. Medal of Distinguished Service. Watch the video here [7] (or below) of the awards ceremony to hear more about Senator Prentice’s many contributions and gifts to South King County and Washington residents:

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Upcoming Events in District 5

Visit my website [9] for a list of opportunities to connect with resources and enjoy all that South King County has to offer in May.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any comments or concerns, I always appreciate hearing from you.

Sincerely,
Dave
King County Councilmember
District 5