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August 19, 2022

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Overpass on Aurora Avenue North.

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

We are back from recess and are hitting the ground running! Below, there are lots of updates from King County, and lots of opportunities to make your voice heard and weigh in on issues that may affect you.

First, I’ve heard from constituents who are frustrated and concerned about the safety issues of the North Aurora corridor — and if that’s you, it’s time to speak up.

King County Metro and the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) want to hear from you. SDOT is planning safety updates, considering options to extend bus-only lanes, and organizing neighborhood walks for community members to provide ideas for the Aurora Licton Urban Village Home Zone project. The survey will remain open through September 30th. To make your voice heard or find more information about how to get involved, visit this page.

I’ve also heard from many of you that safety on transit, especially on Aurora, is an important concern. Luckily, King County Metro is currently in the midst of a Safety, Security and Fare Enforcement (SaFE) initiative to bolster and reimagine safety and security on public transit. They’ve collected input from thousands of community members and are in the process of compiling everything they’ve learned into some recommendations. Click here to learn more about the SaFE Reform Initiative.

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.