The fight continues against the proposed asphalt plant

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Your Update on What's Happening at the King County Council  

Friends and Neighbors,

Soon—perhaps as soon as next week—King County’s Permitting Division will announce an unfortunate decision that is critical to the welfare of our neighbors in Renton, Maple Valley, and nearby communities of Fairwood, the East Renton Highlands, and Hobart. I am anticipating King County will likely approve an application to site an asphalt plant along SR 169, across from the Cedar River. Some of you may recall that though I was able to sponsor a moratorium against the proposed asphalt plant in 2017, I unfortunately did not have the support of the other 8 Councilmembers needed to extend it further.

This week I have been working to spread our message: that an asphalt plant in a rural, environmentally sensitive area at the gateway to Maple Valley and other south King County cities is a horrible land use decision. It is bad for nearby residents, for our environment, for our salmon, and for our drinking water. You can view my KIRO 7 interview on the proposed plant  here. Meanwhile, I’m continuing to work to oppose the spread of industrial uses in rural unincorporated areas. You can read about some of my recent initiatives below.

As we wait expectantly for the Permitting Division's decision about the asphalt plant, I want to take a moment recognize all those community members who have organized for the cause, dedicating your time and energy to fight for our home. Thank you. I will continue to stand with you and fight against the placement of this facility in the rural area.

All my best,

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Reagan Dunn
Vice Chairman
Metropolitan King County Council

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