Councilmember Dembowski invites public to District 1 town halls

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Metropolitan King County Councilmember Rod Dembowski has announced a series of  town halls in the cities of Shoreline, Kenmore and Woodinville and the communities of north Seattle in District 1.

These town halls mark the first in a series of meetings that will take place in every community in the district in 2013.

“I am committed to listening and learning from the residents of the district so county government can be as efficient, accountable and responsive as possible,” said Dembowski. “I am honored to be joined by our region’s leaders to help answer the needs and concerns of our residents.”

Councilmember Dembowski will be joined by King County Sheriff John Urquhart in Shoreline, Attorney General Bob Ferguson in Seattle, Mayor David Baker in Kenmore and Mayor Bernie Talmas in Woodinville.

“Town halls are a fantastic way to connect one-to-one with the citizens that we serve,” said Sheriff  Urquhart. “As the newest member of the council, Rod Dembowski has hit the ground running, and I greatly look forward to jointly hosting a town hall with him to discuss law enforcement issues in District 1 and all of King County.”

“When I was on the King County Council, town halls were a great way to hear directly from folks and talk about what matters most to them in their communities,” said Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson. “I am looking forward to hosting this town hall with Rod and discussing cooperation between the state, county and cities.”

Current county issues that may be covered include: Metro Transit funding, law enforcement, parks and environmental stewardship, healthcare and human services, Office of Public Defense restructuring, funding for the criminal justice system, proposed drunk driving regulations, and other issues of concern to the community.

Staff will also be on hand to help respond to citizens’ concerns.

• Shoreline Town Hall with King County Sheriff John Urquhart

Location: Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Ave. N, Shoreline WA, 98133

Date: Thursday, May 9th

Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

• North Seattle Town Hall with Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson

Location: Northgate Community Center, 10510 5th Ave. NE, Seattle, 98125

Date: Thursday, May 23rd

Time: 7-8:30 p.m.•

• Kenmore Town Hall with Mayor David Baker

Location: Kenmore City Hall, 18120 68th Ave. NE, Kenmore, 98028

Date: Wednesday, June 5th

Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

• Woodinville Town Hall with Mayor Bernie Talmas

Location: Woodinville City Hall, 17301 133rd Ave. NE, Woodinville, 98072

Date: Thursday, June 20th

Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

For more information on the town halls, please contact Elizabeth Evans at (206) 296-1647 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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