Some good news; celebrating new light rail stations and John Lewis Memorial Bridge; help design new congressional, state legislative and county council districts; Council meetings...

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Banner image showing King County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles.

October 4, 2021

JKW atSTtrain

At the opening celebrations for the three new light rail stations this weekend.

Dear Friends and Neighbors,  

I have some good news to report. First of all, more than 80% of all eligible King County residents (12 years and older) have completed their vaccine series (not including booster shots). In addition, The Washington Post reports that Dr. Fauci has said we’re “turning the corner” on this latest COVID surge (see article below). This is all very welcome news!

I also was fortunate to spend time on Friday and Saturday celebrating two long-awaited events in Seattle: The opening of three new light rail stations, with the Metro connections to support them, and the opening of the Northgate John Lewis Memorial Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge across I-5. Many of those of us who have worked to bring transit to the city for decades were truly thrilled to be able to participate in these celebrations. You can view a brief video of the celebrations here. 

There is a very busy week coming up at the Council, and I’m including details below on the upcoming deliberations, as well as the latest news on COVID, schools, redistricting at the state and county levels, and more.

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.