Young adults lagging on vaccinations, coping with wildfires, reopening questions, renter protection...

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Banner image showing King County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles.

June 21, 2021

children in sprinkler Photo by Frank McKenna on Unsplash

Photo by Frank McKenna on Unsplash

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I’m hoping you all had a good Father’s Day, Juneteenth and Solstice weekend! 

There is no doubt summer has arrived in force, and with it, wildfire season.  Included below are some hints for coping with toxic wildfire smoke, as well as the latest news on the COVID pandemic.  Some highlights: A new CDC study shows vaccination rates among young adults are lagging and decreasing, the Delta variant is spreading rapidly, and experts are concerned that a continuing slowdown in vaccination rates could lead to a surge of infections, hospitalizations and deaths this fall.  See below for more details. 

This is a busy week at the Council.  We’ll be taking action on the First Supplemental Omnibus Budget, continuing to consider “just cause” tenant protection legislation, discussing the County’s climate change plan, and much more.  Full details on this week’s Council meetings are included below. 

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 

All the best and I hope you are staying safe.