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

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

As we return to work after the long holiday weekend, I want to provide you with a quick update on the legislative initiatives that I’ve been working on recently.

Expediting rent assistance: Last week I introduced legislation to expedite the rent assistance in King County, which is being delayed by internal processes even as the end of Washington’s eviction moratorium approaches. It’s extremely urgent that we work to get this money into the hands of the renters and landlords who are depending on it to cover their bills. This will be a large focus of mine in the coming weeks.

Hate Crime Hotline: In addition, I am pleased to report that my proposed Hate Crime Hotline received unanimous approval in the Law and Justice Committee last week. This hotline would increase access to justice by providing a direct avenue for reporting crimes motivated by hate or bias, which sadly surged to record-setting levels last year. I expect this proposal will be put to a final vote in a meeting of the full King County Council later this month.

Help for the resettlement of Afghan nationals and local evacuation efforts: Finally, I proposed legislation asking King County to provide resources to a) help resettle our Afghan allies who have been cleared for entry by the federal government here in our region, and b) to support local organizations that are working on evacuating American citizens and our allies from Afghanistan

Below are a few more updates from the community. Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy the rest of the week ahead!

All my best,

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Reagan Dunn
Vice Chairman
Metropolitan King County Council

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