Category Archives: King County

King County Council Passes Public Airwaves Impact Report 9-0

Keep Our Airwaves PublicCouncilmembers echo concerns of community groups over loss of vital public asset 

By unanimous vote, the King County Council passed a motion 9-0 on Monday that may well protect the region’s public airwaves and emergency broadcast systems.  Following a 3-0 vote by the Government Accountability and Oversight Committee on March 8, the councilmembers greenlighted the development of a report on the potential impacts of the upcoming auction of federally licensed broadcasting frequencies on King County taxpayers, residents and businesses.

“We need to speak out on issues such as this and make our voices heard because our constituency is the group that’s getting hurt the most,” said Councilman and GAO Chair Pete von Reichbauer Continue Reading

Community to Demand Impact Report on Sale of Public Airwaves

Alarmed local groups and Councilmembers say critical public asset at risk WHAT:          Community Groups, King County electeds to demand a report on the fallout of the sale of the public airwaves to begin later this month WHO:             King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove, Sponsor; Dave Twedell, IATSE Local 600; Nicole Grant, King County Labor Council;… Continue Reading

Bellevue Mayor Claudia Balducci to Run Against Incumbent Jane Hague for King County Council

Bellevue Mayor Claudia Balducci, a Sound Transit Board member and former director of the King County Jails, has announced that she will run for the King County Council.  She will seek the District 6 seat currently held by 20-year incumbent Jane Hague. As reported on February 10, 2015 by Rob Butcher of Kirkland Views, Hague… Continue Reading