County Workshop to Create Community Service Area Boundaries for Unincorporated Areas

The closet meeting for residents of Woodinville to attend will be in Carnation on Tuesday, Dec. 6.


People living in unincorporated Woodinville have only two chances left to voice their opinions about the creation of King County’s new community service areas, the county’s new system for representing unincorporated areas. The closest meeting to Woodinville is on Dec. 6 in Carnation, another meeting will be Dec. 7 in Enumclaw.

Previously the county had Unincorporated Area Councils, or UACs. Woodinville neighbors might best know the Upper Bear Creek Community Council for the summer Music in the Park concert series it puts on each year. (Click here for related story.)

, which were allotted $10,000 a year, by adopting a new model of interaction between county government and the 285,000 people living outside the boundaries of the county’s 39 cities.

New ‘framework’

The UACs represented about 96,110 people, or 33 percent of the residents in unincorporated King County. The new legislation forms new unincorporated Community Service Areas, or CSAs, to serve all of the unincorporated area residents.

“Under the framework, a single point of contact will hold meetings with service areas to develop work programs and provide regular opportunities for community-based organizations, such as Unincorporated Area Councils (UACs), to meet and work with King County officials,” the County Council said in a statement.

The move also is supposed to save the county money. For more information contact, Marissa Alegria, Marissa.Alegria@kingcounty.gov or Bong StoDomingo, Bong.StoDomingo@kingcounty.gov


Tuesday, December 6

Tolt Middle School, 3740 Tolt Avenue, Carnation

directions: http://www.tms.riverview.wednet.edu/Directions.htm


Wednesday, December 7

Enumclaw Field House (Pete’s Pool), 1400 Roosevelt Avenue E. (State Highway 410)

Directions:   http://www.enumclawexpocenter.com/directions.html


Margaret Santjer contributed to this story.


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