Get Active, Stay Active!

CM Balducci is delighted to announce that grants are now available to support sports programs and physical fitness activities serving the residents of King County Council District 6. The goal of Get Active/Stay Active Grants is to help youth, adults and seniors participate in physical activities that promote health and wellbeing.  Grants are expected to range between $10,000 and $25,000, although amounts outside that range will be considered.  We encourage you to complete and submit the attached application form by July 10, 2017 if you have programs or projects that are eligible.  Funds will be distributed on a competitive basis.

Continue reading

Metro Connects: 25 Year Look Ahead

metro-connects-logoKing County Metro, the backbone of our public transit network, is currently working through its Long Range Plan, “Metro Connects.” This document looks 25 years into the future and envisions a day when 75% of King County residents live within walking distance of accessible, reliable, and fast transit service. Continue reading

District 6 PSRC Funded Projects

psrcThe Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) Executive Board approved a list for federally funded grants to be allocated towards projects in and around the Eastside. This action provides millions of dollars in funding to projects throughout the district and King County, including projects in Bellevue, Redmond and Kirkland.

Here’s a sampling of District 6 (and just outside D6) projects: Continue reading

King County Elections: New Drop Boxes for District 6

King County Elections opened up two new ballot drop boxes in District 6 for the 2016 Primary Election. Pictured below is the grand opening of the Bellevue Regional Library ballot box, located in Downtown Bellevue (by Ashwood Park).

Bellevue Ballot Box Ribbon Cutting

Pictured from left to right: King County Elections Director, Julie Wise; King County Library Director Gary Wasdin; Mayor John Stokes of Bellevue; King County Councilmember Balducci

Continue reading

Helping those who help others: Bellevue Boys & Girls Club

DSC00056.JPG

Last week, my team and I visited the Bellevue Boys & Girls Club who recently received a retired King County Vanpool Van.

The Bellevue Boys and Girls Club has been a key spot for children in our community since its founding in 1952 and was one of the first clubs in the nation to include girls in their programming.

Continue reading

KUOW: Week in Review

Image

KUOW WIR 7.1.16

Last week I had the pleasure of joining Zaki Hamid and Ijeoma Oluo on KUOW’s Week In Review where we discussed top issues of the week. Catch up on the latest news and full recap of the broadcast at the KUOW page.

A big thank you to Bill Radke and Amina Al-Sadi for the opportunity!

Continue reading

In Action: Best Starts for Kids

Best Starts for KidsLast November, the voters of King County approved the Best Starts for Kids (“BSK”) Levy.  Over the next few weeks, County Council will be considering and approving the BSK spending and implementation plan for strategies to make sure our kids are getting the best start possible.  Continue reading