Balducci Statement on Microsoft Redmond Campus Expansio

 

Metropolitan King County Councilmember and Sound Transit Boardmember Claudia Balducci released the following statement on the announcement by Microsoft to expand and build upon their headquarters in Redmond:

“Our region is prospering due to companies like Microsoft that value what Puget Sound has to offer. Microsoft’s plan to expand their headquarters in Redmond shows the strong relationship the company has with our region and highlights its commitment to improving and building upon the success they have had here.

As a region, we have done our part to promote economic opportunity and prosperity by building out a cohesive transportation network anchored by a regional light rail system. The East Link light rail extension will open near the Microsoft headquarters in 2023, bringing fast and reliable transit service to one of our region’s top employment centers. I am proud of the work we have done to encourage this development and the path it has created for Microsoft to recommit to the Puget Sound area.

This is exactly the kind of outcome we were working for when we first planned light rail expansion to the Eastside. Companies like Microsoft see the benefits of having their employees have access to high capacity transit. The investments we have made are validated by today’s announcement.

I am grateful for the strong commitment Microsoft has demonstrated to our region, and value the benefits of retaining such a committed community partner.”

For more information, please check out the KOMO-AM Radio Clip about this issue.

 

Dignity for Divas Receives “Retired” Van from Councilmember Balducci

DignityforDivasAll2Bellevue: Last Friday, King County Councilmember Claudia Balducci donated a “retired” King County van to Dignity for Divas, a non-profit organization whose mission is to support women as they transition from homelessness to a self-sustaining life. Continue reading

Water that Works for All of Us: Bellevue’s WaterWorks Grant Award

King County Councilmembers Claudia Balducci and Reagan Dunn announced today that the City of Bellevue will receive $175,000 from the 2017 WaterWorks Grant program as part of King County’s efforts to improve regional water quality. Continue reading

Water that Works for All of Us: Redmond’s WaterWorks Grant Award

King County Councilmember Claudia Balducci announced this week that the City of Redmond is a recipient of the 2017 WaterWorks Grant program as part of King County’s efforts to improve regional water quality.

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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.

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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