Encouraging COVID news, keeping pets (and yourself) safe from smoke, Town Hall tomorrow, Executive announces anti-racism investments and more

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September 16, 2020


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I’m keeping my fingers crossed that we do indeed get the long-promised, much-needed rain and wind on Friday!  In the meantime, we’re including additional helpful information on coping with this very toxic smoke.

And, as a reminder, I hope to “see” you tomorrow evening from 6 – 7:30 p.m. for my virtual Town Hall.  I’ll be joined by the County’s Budget Director Dwight Dively, Community and Human Services Director Leo Flor, and Public Health Director Patty Hayes. 

You can submit questions for my guests and me ahead of time by emailing my staff at clara.manahan@kingcounty.gov. 

The event will be live on my Facebook page, www.Facebook.com/CMKohlWelles.  (Note: You do not have to be a Facebook member to access the Town Hall.) My guests and I will be discussing the County’s upcoming biennial budget process, the County’s COVID-19 response, social and racial justice and more.  (County Executive Dow Constantine’s biennial budget proposal will be transmitted to the Council on September 22nd at which time we will begin the budget process, planning for a final Council vote on it on Nov. 17th.)   I am pleased to serve as this year’s Budget Chair for the Council. What a year to be doing so!  Hope many of you can join us!

As always, I would like to hear from you. You can call me at 206-477-1004 or you can reach me by email at jeanne.kohl-welles@kingcounty.gov. 

All the best and I hope you are staying safe.