King County Executive Dow Constantine proposed seven new Community Service Areas (CSAs) that will serve as liaisons between residents in unincorporated King County residents and their county government (see PDF for a map of the CSAs).
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.)
“These new Community Service Areas will provide a vehicle and a point of contact for residents to talk to county staff about the things they care about, like public health and public safety,” said Constantine.
The seven CSAs are:
1. Bear Creek/Sammamish - Includes unincorporated areas in Woodinville, Sammamish Valley and unincorporated Redmond.
2. Snoqualmie Valley/Northeast King County - Ranges north to the Snohomish County border and entails Agriculture and Forest Production Districts.
3. Four Creeks/Tiger Mountain - Bordered on the north by Issaquah and I-90 and to the west by Renton.
4. Greater Maple Valley/Cedar River - Extends from Renton to King County’s eastern border and bracketed by I-90 to the north and the watershed to the south.
5. Southeast King County - Bordered to the south by Pierce County, the north by the watershed, and the west by Auburn, Maple Valley and Covington.
6. Vashon/Maury Island - Bounded by and located in Puget Sound.
7. West King County – Comprises the remaining urban unincorporated potential annexation areas located throughout West King County, including North Highline, West Hill, East Federal Way, Fairwood, East Renton and Klahanie.
--Information from King County