People living in unincorporated King County, Woodinville, have one last chance to weigh in on the new Community Service Area boundaries. An open house on Wednesday, Feb. 29 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the is last local meeting the county is hosting before the lines are drawn.
Boundaries now exist for urban areas of unincorporated King County and Vashon-Maury Island, so the February 29 meeting at the Woodinville Library will focus on creation of boundaries in rural unincorporated areas, according to Nancy Stafford, president of the Upper Bear Creek Community Council, the organization being replaced by the new Community Service Area (CSA) groups.
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. Upper Bear Creek Community Council is the youngest of them, with just under 15 years of service.
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.