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September 2, 2022

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Last week, I attended the public announcement and celebration at Rainier Beach Community Center. It was a very upbeat and enjoyable celebration! Here I’m pictured with Councilmembers Claudia Balducci and Girmay Zahilay and State Senator Marco Liias; Councilmember Dave Upthegrove was there, too, but missed being in this photo.

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

As of Thursday, September 1st, public transit is now free for youth ages 18 and younger in King County! Free transit services include King County Metro buses, water taxis, Access paratransit and on-demand services, Sound Transit buses and Link light rail, Seattle Streetcar, Pierce Transit, Community Transit, Everett Transit, Kitsap Transit, and Snoqualmie Valley Transit. Plus, ORCA LIFT fares for riders who qualify based on their income will also be reduced to $1 per ride! More details to make sure you’re all set up are available here.  You can access information on obtaining the cards here.

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.